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Geest Line returns to Scotland with KC Liner

[ June 12, 2017   //   ]

Eastern Caribbean specialist Geest Line has appointed Glasgow-based KC Liner Agencies as its Scottish agent. It marks a return to the Scottish market for Geest Line after a ten year absence.

Geest Line carries more cargo between Europe and the Windward and Leeward Isles than any other shipping line using four vessels and is the only direct line from the UK to the Eastern Caribbean.

It offers containers, break bulk and an LCL reefer service, which it says is unique in the industry, along with an inter-island service.

KC Liner will handle all commercial sales, bookings and documentation in Scotland. Business development manager, Scott Parr, said: “The new agreement will strengthen links and trade between Scotland and the Eastern Caribbean region,” adding: “For the last decade the Scottish market has missed this prestigious brand and its wide range of services, it is great to see the company’s return. Our appointment as Scottish partner means improved direct links from Scotland to the Eastern Caribbean.”

Geest Line general manager, Jeremy Bristow, said: “It is great to be back in Scotland after a decade away. Both our companies share the same values and vision and we look forward to building our operations serving the Scottish market.

“KC Liner is the perfect fit to help us deliver this. Over the last 30 years it has grown into one of the UK’s fastest growing independent Liner agencies with an unrivalled level of customer service that totally matches the Geest Line brand and business ethos.”

The origins of the Geest Line service lie in the eastbound shipping of bananas from the Caribbean to the UK but it also provides a general cargo service westbound carrying everything from small packages to large project machinery.



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