CULINES launches China Christmas Express to Port of Tilbury


China United Lines (CULINES) has launched an express service to the Port of Tilbury to meet shipping demand for Christmas cargo.

The China-Tilbury direct service is tasking the M/V A Daisen with the voyage, planned to start to 26 October from Shanghai and calling at Ningbo and Yantian on the route.

The voyage is due to start on 26 October from Shanghai and is estimated to arrive before 25 November.


Currently, most liftings to the UK are delivered to Felixstowe, Southampton or Liverpool and transshipped by land to big markets such as London, CULINES wrote in a statement.

Supply chain congestion continues to hamper shippers in the United Kingdom, leading to further vessel emissions at the Port of Felixstowe from shipping line A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk).

Limited by capacity and port conditions, some loadings are also transshipped from Antwerp into the UK.

The express calls only two ports before Tilbury, and takes only 27-30 days to deliver. Without the uncertainty from transshipment, this service is more reliable in terms of on-time delivery

Tilbury is a crucial terminal for London and the UK at large.

In the east suburb of London, on the north bank of Thames, about 40km west of London Bridge and east of Thames, plus Amazon warehouse nearby, this port is a critical spot for e-commerce.

Daily Email Newsletter

Sign up to our daily email newsletter to receive the latest news from Port Technology International.

Supplier Directory

Find out how to get listed

Webinar Series

Find out how to attend

Latest Stories

Cookie Policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.