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Davies Turner does the Charleston

[ August 14, 2017   //   ]

Davies Turner has added a new ocean UK to US to Charleston in conjunction with one of its partners, EMO Trans Charleston.
Marketed as the ‘Southern Express Service’, the service departs Tuesday from Southampton and offers a nine-day transit to the US Gulf port, a faster option than via New York, says Davies Turner.
The forwarder already operates other ocean services between the UK and other key US markets, in association with its partners in the US.
Head of Davies Turner’s North American Services, Steve Turner, said: “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.
Davies Turner provides a weekly service over Toronto for 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.”
(The next printed of FBJ (FBJ 6 2017) will include a report on the US.)

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