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Port Welcomes New OPDR Hamburg Service to Bilbao
Tuesday 24th July 2007

The Port of Felixstowe has today, 24th July 2007, welcomed the first vessel on the new OPDR Hamburg Felixstowe to Bilbao service, with the arrival of the 300-TEU Jan Mitchell.

The service will run weekly out of the Port’s Landguard Terminal, and will travel to Bilbao via Rotterdam. The service will then return to Felixstowe after making another stop in Rotterdam.

Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of the Port of Felixstowe, commented:

“The Port welcomes OPDR’s decision to create a new weekly service from Felixstowe to Bilbao. The Port has a long-standing relationship with OPDR and their agents, John Good Shipping, and we are delighted that they intend to build upon the services they already have running from Felixstowe”.

OPDR already have weekly calls from the Port of Felixstowe to the Canary Islands, Seville, North Africa, and Portugal.


Note to Editors

For further information, please contact Rachael Jackson, Public Relations Manager, on Tel. No: +44 (0)1394 604167, Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943 or E-mail: jacksonr@hpuk.co.uk www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk

Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator, with interests in 23 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 257 berths in 45 ports, together with a number of transportation-related service companies. With industry-recognised core competence in the effective and efficient management and operation of ports, the HPH Group handled 59.3 million TEU in 2006.