March 22 - Next week will see Martinique-based shipping company, Soreidom start a new shipping service from Antwerp and Ipswich to Suriname, Guyana, French Guyana and Point Lisas (SSI).

Complementing Soreidom's existing service from La Pallice, France and Antwerp to the French Antilles and other Caribbean destinations, the new service will call at the ports of Georgetown in Guyana, Paramaribo, Suriname, St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guyana, Point Lisas and other Caribbean destinations. The UK agent is WMS Shipping and in Antwerp it is Kennedy Hunter.

The service will be operated by the multipurpose ship Martha which is equipped with two 60-tonne cranes and is strengthened for heavy cargoes and equipped for dangerous materials, containers, breakbulk, bulk and ro-ro cargoes, says an official notice from Soreidom

Soreidom also offers services from the Caribbean to various ports on the US East Coast.