In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc across the globe and not least in the supply chain industries where ocean freight schedules and equipment availability was impacted by many different factors. Shipping costs rose to unprecedented levels and many industries struggled to meet shipment targets due to lack of freight space availability. Cargo owners needed support, but something radical was required to overcome the global challenges. In response, UK-based freight forwarder Allseas Global Logistics established a new shipping service named China Xpress – a new initiative intended to provide relief to customers who were facing increased ocean freight rates, as well as, reduced reliability due to the knock-on impacts of the global pandemic.
The Allseas founder, Darren Wright and his team, worked hard over the coming months to broker a deal which would see the company commit to a series of vessel charters that would create immediate space availability. Working alongside Peel Ports Liverpool, Allseas opened up a brand new shipping lane which would link the Far East to Liverpool.
The very first route of its kind with direct services from China into Liverpool port, opening up opportunities for business across northern England and creating a necessary shift from the UK’s historical reliance on its southern ports. Following a successful first year of the China Xpress service, the freight forwarder have now made the long term commitment by launching the first British shipping line in 40 years.
This month sees the official unveiling of Allseas Shipping Company. The new shipping line specialises in import and export services from China to UK/Europe, along with import services from Bangladesh to the UK, offering direct routes creating greatly reduce shipping transit times from origin to destination.
The company has also announced a series of long-term vessel TC (Time Charter’s) including its most recent addition and first vessel to carry the company name ‘The Allseas Pioneer,’ a 2000 TEU fully cellular container vessel. Shipping line and Group founder, Darren Wright said: “The Allseas Pioneer is the first in a series of six of our own branded container vessels, with an investment of over $150 million, such is the commitment we have to the new company and the customers using it to steady their Supply Chains.”
Find out more: www.allseasshippingco.com