November 23 - Beluga Shipping has reshaped its semi-liner services to offer a "more customer-friendly approach" says the line, less than a year after the service commenced.

Its semi-liner routes are those with a high number of tramp voyages because of high regional demand or existing long-term contracts. Because of this high sailing frequency, the company claims it is able to quote "competitive" rates for additional general, breakbulk, container and small to medium sized project cargoes on liner B/L terms whenever there is sufficient space left on its ships.

There are six routes but the line says these should not be regarded as static and can be quickly adapted to market opportunities.

Bremen-based Beluga is a supporting industry carrier of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), a global network for cargo equipment owners serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry.