The UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company has launched a fast oceanfreight service from the UK direct into the port of Charleston in conjunction with one of its partners in the USA, EMO Trans Charleston.
Marketed as the ‘Southern Express Service’, the new operation sails every Tuesday from Southampton and offers a nine-day transit from that port to Charleston, which will enable Davies Turner to deliver consignments into the southern US states more quickly than via New York.
The new service complements Davies Turner’s existing oceanfreight services between the UK and other key US markets, which are operated in association with long-standing, regionally-strong partners.
Steve Turner, head of Davies Turner’s North American Services, says: “Even though the service is calling at Charleston, efficient oncarriage operations by our partner EMO-Trans means we can market this as an express product into the southern US states.
“The fastest direct service from the UK into Houston or New Orleans is approximately 16 to 18 days. We believe that via our Southern Express Service, we will be able to deliver to most of Florida, Texas and Louisiana in 13 to 14 days, to door.”
Meanwhile, in Canada, Davies Turner is teaming up with Ontario-based FCL Fisker Customs & Logistics to strengthen its ocean freight services between the UK and Canada.
Davies Turner provides a weekly service over Toronto for both LCL and FCL shipments and once the containers land, Toronto consignments are cleared and distributed across Canada using Fisker’s in-house customs brokerage and comprehensive distribution network.
Steve Turner adds: “The new partnership with FCL gives us an ideal opportunity to further strengthen the two-way services that we operate between the UK and Canada, just as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada kicks in, which should initially provide a boost for business and trade between the UK and Canada.”