DKT Allseas – part of Allseas Global Logistics – has fixed contracts with multipurpose vessels ranging in capacity from 620-1,600 teu as it expands its services connecting Shanghai and Ningbo in China with Liverpool in the UK.
DKT Allseas started increasing its services with multipurpose vessels at the start of May 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.
dship Carriers’ multipurpose vessel Ronnie was among the first ships to operate on the service, arriving at the load port on April 22. This call was followed by BBC Russia, which arrived at the load port on May 1, and BBC Volga, which arrived on May 17.
Other ships scheduled to arrive at the load ports in the coming months include BBC Norway, Fesco Uliss, BBC Danube, Uni Storm, Maliy BS, BBC Rio and BBC Seine.
Darren Wright, managing director at Allseas Global Logistics, said: “The early success of our China to Liverpool service highlights the need of cargo owners for resilient, reliable and cost-effective supply chain solutions.
“Our first three sailings were completely sold out in short order and we have now fixed additional sailings and looking to introduce further services over the next few months, working towards a longer term frequent Far East service for our customers.”
He added: “We expect the service to continue and are quite happy with the multipurpose option due to their small size (which suits our niche one point of loading/point of discharge service) and can also accommodate breakbulk cargoes, which of course Allseas is heavily involved in.”