WEC Lines partners up with CPR to supporting extensive marine ecological survey

WEC Lines is proud to be nominated as Finalist for the Sea Freight Company of the Year Award category in the Multimodal 2024 Modal Awards. Read the entire story below.


WEC Lines finalist at the 2024 Multimodal Awards

WEC Lines is proud to be nominated as Finalist for the Sea Freight Company of the Year Award category in the Multimodal 2024 Modal Awards. Read the entire story below.


Full rebranding WEC Lines to reflect our open attitude and fresh outlook

As from today, W.E.C. (“West European Container”) Lines B.V. is officially changing its trade name to WEC Lines, and drop the dots and vessel logomark. Read the entire story below.


WEC Lines becomes partner Dazzle Creature

We are excited to be a partner of the Dazzle Creature. This is a 20-foot container transformed into a work of art by graphic artist Edouard Schneider. Read the full story below.


WEC Lines & Bilbao Port further strengthen shortsea services between Spain and Europe

Bilbao is a hub for WEC Lines, connecting Spain with Northern Europe, the United Kingdom, Morocco and the Canary Islands, with weekly maritime container services and rail connections.


WEC Lines enters the refrigerated container market

WEC Lines enters the refrigerated container market by adding 45ft reefer containers to its container fleet. Read the full story below.


Dutch fiscal authorities & WEC Lines to sign Covenant Horizontal Monitoring


Update Red Sea and Suez Canal situation

Please find the latest update on the Red Sea and Suez Canal situation below.


WEC Lines Earns Silver Medal from EcoVadis for Sustainability Performance

We are proud to announce that we have achieved a Silver Medal from EcoVadis, the global standard for business sustainability ratings.


WEC Lines voted as the best Short Sea Carrier 2023

We are proud to announce that WEC Lines has been voted as the best Short Sea Carrier in T&N Prémios Carga '23 as organized by Transportes & Negócios in Portugal.


Second update on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

Here is the latest update on the major regulatory change for the maritime sector, the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), taking effect as of January 1st, 2024.


Increase German Road Toll as from December 1st, 2023

The German government has recently approved a draft law on a road toll reform which includes the introduction of a CO2 truck toll that will take effect from December 1st, 2023 and will also have an effect on WEC Lines' operations.


Impressive Transformation WEC De Hoogh

WEC Lines' vessel WEC De Hoogh has been undergoing an impressive transformation in dry dock.


WEC Lines connects La Rioja area with Bilbao, the UK, and the rest of Continental Europe

Thursday October 26th, WEC Lines celebrated the official inauguration of our rail services between Agoncillo (La Rioja) and the port of Bilbao in Spain.


Important update on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

We would like to inform you about a significant regulatory change starting on January 1st, 2024, that will impact our industry and, consequently, your operations: the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).


WEC Lines attends successful “Le Port Fait Sa Rentrée” event in Montoir-de-Bretagne

Monday October 9th and Tuesday October 10th, 2023, WEC Lines joined the “Le Port Fait Sa Rentrée” event, as organised by the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port.


WEC Lines reaches 5000 followers on LinkedIn

Just a short while ago we were celebrating 4,000 followers and today we are already at 5,000 followers! Welcome aboard! We're just getting started.


WEC Lines connects NW-Europe with Morocco via France

WEC Lines is proud to introduce a transformative weekly service connecting the United Kingdom, France and Northwestern Europe with Casablanca, Morocco in a seamless operation.


WEC Lines launches enhanced short sea service

WEC Lines is proud to unveil the new and extended Northern Europe, Spain, Portugal service 'ESPT III' servicing Portugal and Spain into Northern Europe with three dedicated vessels in a 21-day loop commencing immediately.


Managing Director Alexander Busse has been re-elected

Alexander Busse, the Managing Director of our WEC Lines office in Germany, has been re-elected to the board of the Short Sea Shipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (SPC). He has been unanimously re-elected for his second term. We would like to congratulate him and wish him all the best towards his second term.


CEO Nico Valkenier retires

Last Friday Nico Valkenier, CEO of WEC Lines retired after being in the lead for 12 years. With the whole Rotterdam organization we said goodbye to Nico on the vessel ‘De Majesteit’. Nico will enjoy a well-deserved retirement and we want to send our best wishes to him and wish him a joyful and healthy retirement on behalf of the entire WEC Lines team. Additionally, we want to congratulate Caesar Luikenaar with his new position taking over the role of CEO of WEC Lines. We wish him lots of success !


WEC Lines celebrates the Day of the Seafarer!

Today, we celebrate the hardworking men and women who dedicate their lives to the seas and oceans. To all the seafarers out there, thank you for your dedication, bravery, and commitment.


WEC Lines announces new service between Agoncillo (La Rioja) and Bilbao

On March 29th, WEC Lines was pleased to announce a new service between Agoncillo (La Rioja) and Bilbao, which will start in May. WEC Lines had the pleasure of presenting our commitment to La Rioja's authorities and partners regarding the new rail service that will connect Agoncillo with United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Norway and The Baltic's via Bilbao. By offering two connections per week, we are able to guarantee a high frequency service and convenient pick-up times. Additionally, our capacity of 45-foot containers provides the same amount of space as a truck, with the added benefit of multi modal flexibility. Our focus is on delivering a superior customer experience with our local WEC Lines offices, and we are committed to continuously improving and expanding our routes and service across the board.


Happy Holidays from WEC Lines

Happy Holidays to all! WEC Lines would like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2022 We just wanted to wish you and your colleagues Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous 2023! More surprises to come in early 2023!

A selection of our clients

  • Vincent Otiende
  • Employee
  • C. Dorman CEZ LTD
WEC Lines' services are top notch and customer-focused. They are second to none!
  • Danny Levenswaard
  • Director Breakbulk
  • Port of Rotterdam
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is working on a future-proof port with all parties involved. A port where businesses can flourish now and in the future, providing income and jobs. Our purpose is to connect the world and build tomorrow’s sustainable port. With the least possible impact on the climate and nature. All parties involved work together to get this done. Therefore we support the WEC lines plans towards net-zero emission and we work with them on these developments.
  • Suhail Mohamed
  • Employee
  • Lumen Trading Company
We are very happy with WEC Lines. The quality of the service, reliability and customer support are very good. And if there are any issues, they always help us out!
  • Braulio Calviño
  • Delegate Galicia
  • Carmar Logistics Solutions
The professional and human treatment of the WEC Vigo delegation is undoubtedly one of the best in the sector in the northwest of Spain; our thanks to their daily work that makes our job easier.
  • George Otieno
  • Employee
  • Sardia International
WEC Lines' senior staff members are always on speed dial on the weekends and even during public holidays, in case of an emergency. A good example of their excellent service!
  • Alex Kaitu
  • Employee
  • CEVA Interfreight Uganda
Good customers service, favorable rates and the right equipment: that's what WEC Lines is all about.
  • Ricardo Ferreira
Good service, good price. They just do what they promise. Work with passion. A team that we can rely on.