Launched in 2020, and after several months of operations, the Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) service is up to cruising speed on the French Guiana – Pointe-à-Pitre – Antwerp – Le Havre route.
The service, operated with the 1212 lm-capacity Marfret Niolon, carries non-containerised cargo (ro-ro and conventional) and sensitive freight requiring specialist knowledge of customs procedures. One example are the shipments of dangerous goods from French Guiana and Guadeloupe, for which there are currently no local storage and processing solutions. The MPV line provides a regular service for their shipment for processing in mainland France, part of the government’s sustainable development policy.
The MPV service is appreciated by shippers for its competitive transit times, for example 15 days between Antwerp and Dégrad-des Cannes. The service also connects with Marfret’s Ferrymar service in the West Indies.
Antwerp 8/10 – Le Havre 11/10 – Pointe-à-Pitre 28/10 – Dégrad-des-Cannes 8/11