China-Scotland opens first direct container shipping route (Date:2rd,September)

More than 1 million bottles of whisky will soon be shipped directly from the west coast of Scotland to China, the first direct sea route between China and Scotland. This new route is expected to be a game changer and outcome.

The British container ship "Allseas Pioneer" earlier arrived in Greenock, west Scotland, from the Chinese port of Ningbo, carrying clothing, furniture and toys. Compared with the existing routes from China to mainland Europe or southern UK terminals, this direct route can greatly shorten the cargo transportation time. Six freighters will operate on the route, each carrying 1,600 containers. Three fleets depart from China and Scotland each month.

The entire voyage is expected to be shortened from the past 60 days to 33 days due to the time-consuming avoidance of congestion in the port of Rotterdam. The Greenock Ocean Terminal opened in 1969 and currently has a throughput of 100,000 containers per year. Jim McSporran, operator of Clydeport, Greenock, Scotland's deepest container terminal, said: "It is great to see this important service finally arriving." to optimize the supply chain. “We look forward to working with our partners in the coming months.” Operators involved in the direct route include KC Liner Agencies, DKT Allseas and China Xpress.

The first ships to leave Greenock will depart next month. David Milne, director of operations at KC Group Shipping, said the company was surprised by the immediate effect of the route. Scottish importers and exporters should be fully behind protecting the long-term future of the route, he said. "Our direct flights to China have reduced the disappointing delays in the past and have greatly benefited the Scottish business community, helping consumers during this difficult time." "I think this is a game changer for Scotland and results, Helping Scotland's furniture, pharmaceuticals, packaging and liquor industries." Inverclyde regional leader Stephen McCabe said the route would bring Inverclyde and Greenock The advantages make it an important import and export center and tourist center. "Compared to the busy ferry schedule, the freight function here is often overlooked.


Post time: Apr-05-2022