DKT Allseas will operate a new service from Shanghai and Ningbo to Liverpool beginning 4 April.
Part of Allseas Global Logistics, DKT Allseas intends to provide relief to customers facing surging ocean freight rates and uncertainty due to the global pandemic.
The first service will depart from Shanghai on a 28-day transit time. The vessels will be feeder size, offering reduced chance of delays due to no multi-port callings.
The service ships directly into the heart of one of the UK’s major emerging ports at the Port of Liverpool. The service offers guarantee that once the space is booked, cargo will be shipped.
Darren Wright, Managing Director, Allseas Global Logistics, said “This service which is under our own direct charter, has been born out of necessity and frustration with the current supply and demand issue.
“We hope that the demand particularly by north UK customers can support a longer term, frequent niche service from China direct into Liverpool.”
Port owner, Peel Ports, believes the new service will offer customers greater reliability and competitive freight options.
The Port of Liverpool is uniquely positioned to offer proximity to market benefits, which will allow goods to reach their end destination more reliably.
David Huck, Managing Director, Peel Ports, added, “Cargo owners need assurance during these challenging times that their supply chain partners can be both reliable and provide innovative solutions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
“The Port of Liverpool continues to demonstrate its strength, agility and resiliency to relieve pressure on traditional routes and provide a gateway direct into the heart of the cargo owning community of the UK.
The service will conduct two additional sailings on 22 and 25 April.