DKT Allseas extends Far East to Liverpool Service
Following the success of its temporary supply chain critical services from Shanghai and Ningbo to Liverpool, DKT Allseas (part of Allseas Global Logistics) has announced it will create further Far East services.
In response to overwhelming demand, the first of the additional services has been scheduled for early May 2021 with plans to continue operating the service as a regular call in the future.
The new initiative was launched by DKT Allseas at the start of the month to provide relief to customers facing increased ocean freight rates, as well as reduced reliability, as a result of knock-on effects relating to the global pandemic.
Allseas has worked closely with Peel Ports to ensure it can offer its customer supply chain resilience, bypassing southern ports and move its cargo entry point to the Port of Liverpool, which is closer to its end destination.
Its first three sailings will be operated at full capacity, from the Far East direct to Liverpool.
“The early success of our China to Liverpool service highlights the need of cargo owners for resilient, reliable and cost-effective supply chain solutions”, comments Darren Wright, managing director at Allseas Global Logistics.
“Our first three sailings were completely sold out in short order and we have now fixed an additional 3 sailings and looking to introduce further services over the next few months, working towards a longer term frequent Far East service for our customers”, Wright adds.
Single port solution
According to the company, the advantage of focusing on Single Port of Loading and Single Port of Discharge offers a more robust solution, especially for time-sensitive goods as problems of port congestion are mitigated. ‘Our aim is to fix longer term vessel contracts and close the transit gap to give rail freight a run for its money but at a much more cost-effective proposition’, Allseas states in a release.
Owner and operator of Port of Liverpool, Peel Ports, has worked with Allseas since February to facilitate this new Far East service. The port offers close proximity to markets, creating a more reliable and sustainable way for cargo owners to get their goods to their end destination – a need that has been crucial during the last 12 months.
“The success of the Allseas services shows there is demand for a direct China to Liverpool service”, managing director David Huck of Peel Ports. “We’ve worked closely with Allseas over the last few months, to provide a gateway from the Far East direct into the heart of the UK’s cargo owning community.”