To gain stronger control over shipments, Logistics company launches first British Shipping Line in 40 Years

British freight forwarded Allseas Global Logistics which earlier this year celebrated the launch of its own shipping company, and announced this week it’s Allseas Shipping- the first British registered shipping line launched in 40 years. 

The new shipping line is a natural extension of its existing expertise and business, the company which began chartering ships nearly a year ago said.

They said the new shipping line combines the logistics and chartering expertise of Allseas Global Logistics with the container equipment experience of its 1st Containers operation and the shipping liner agency experience of DKT Allseas. 

The new shipping lines’ launch was kicked off with a long-term vessel charter for a 2000 TEU fully cellular container vessel. The company chartered a 19-year-old vessel formerly known as the Valdivia and rechristened her Allseas Pioneer

Registered in Liberia, she is 619 feet long. As an expansion of its operations over the past year to China, the company kicked off the service in March 2022

“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.”

Darren Wright, co-founder of Allseas Shipping Company and Group

An expansion of the company’s China Xpress service and its latest Bangladesh service, Asia Xpress, the line will specialize in import and export services from China to UK/Europe, along with import services from Bangladesh to the UK/Europe, offering direct routes to greatly reduce shipping transit times from origin to destination. 

As per the company, its’ already working on new service routes which will include calls in Genoa, Valencia, East India, Vietnam, and Cambodia, along with Transpacific routes to the United States and Canada.

With a fleet of six similar-sized container ships, Allseas says it will give the company complete control of departure and arrival timescales and massively improve schedule integrity, which is of paramount importance to customers. 

Among other companies, German retailer Lidl also launched its own shipping company earlier this year. Others including Amazon, FexEx, and even a Wisconsin-based logistic company Schneider National, all chartered vessels during the pandemic. 

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