Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Weekly LCL Route from Turkey by Sea is Likely to Make Inroads on Road Borne Logistics

Containers May Rival Trailers No Matter the Brexit Outcome
Shipping News Feature
TURKEY – UK – One man's meat is another man's poison as the saying goes and, as we approach the cliff edge or otherwise of Brexit, and shippers, importers and freight forwarders try to ameliorate a no-deal situation if it should arise, certain players in the logistics field can view some of their offerings with more than a little confidence.

One such is John Good Shipping which detailed last year the advantages thrown up by a worsening financial situation in Turkey as the currency plummeted making the importation of goods proportionately cheaper. There is however another distinct advantage to the handling of this specific market.

Whilst concern grows in Britain over the potential backlog of incoming vehicles, bringing with it the potential for demurrage and other associated charges, the Hull headquartered group specialises in direct services, offering Less than Container Load (LCL) opportunities on a weekly basis, the goods arriving for priority distribution at the company’s Felixstowe warehouse. Door to Door services are also an option.

John Good has its own offices in both Istanbul and Izmir with transit times into the UK of 9 and 10 days respectively. With arguably better load security, transit times equivalent to freight carried by road, a legitimate claim for environmental savings, Customs Clearance avoiding the Channel Ports and significant cost savings to boot, the sea container route is likely to prove ever more popular with importers in Britain - no matter how those Brussels talks turn out.

Photo: Haydarpaşa port, Istanbul.