Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Damco Opens New Route To The Baltics From Asia

Weekly LCL Service Will Fit Current Cargo Service Profile
Shipping News Feature

COPENHAGEN – Damco, the logistics arm of AP Moeller-Maersk, have announced a regular LCL service for freight in transit to the Baltic countries from any point in Asia routed through their Malaysian hub.

Mr Kenneth Nielsen, Manger for Baltic Countries said in a statement: "In times where 20' container rates are increasing and order sizes are decreasing, sometimes down to 1 or 2 pallets, we can now provide our customers with an additional flexible LCL service that significantly cuts transport costs."

Mr Nielsen went on to point out that the new route would avoid the necessity for transhipments via Gothenburg and Saint Petersburg as was commonly the case and that deliveries of small quantities via a regular service was Damco’s intention.

The company has several main hubs besides the main one at Tanjung Pelepas including Kaohsiung, Jebel Ali, Panama, Singapore, Rotterdam, and Hong Kong at each of which clients can consolidate shipments sourced from disparate points within the specific region. With 272 global offices Damco are well placed to serve new customers throughout the Baltic region and Belorussia and Kaliningrad.