John Good Shipping, as UK agent for OPDRHamburg, is now able to offer a direct container service from the UK to Casablanca following the launch of a revamped schedule.
This enhanced schedule will be operated by OPDR’s five sister vessels and will, for the first time, include a direct service between the UK (Felixstowe) and Casablanca creating a fast 9 day transit to North Africa. In the past, this service has been routed via Rotterdam under a slot agreement with a third party carrier.
Steve Whitfield, OPDR Line Manager at John Good Shipping, feels the new schedule will offer customers a fast, efficient and cost-effective route into North Africa for a variety of goods including construction materials, spirits, chemicals, used electrical goods and animal feed.
Steve said: “This new schedule makes the OPDR service unique as we are not aware of any other line calling directly, or indeed offering such a quick transit time.
“The usual transit time is around 10 – 16 days, depending on which carrier you choose, and transhipment would be either via Rotterdam, Lisbon or a combination of both or other ports.”
“This new direct service means customers can load containers at their premises right up until the day before departure,” continued Steve Whitfield. “We are creating a possible door- to-door transit time of 11 days which is as fast, and in some cases quicker, than other carriers’ port- to-port transit times.”
Based in Hull, John Good Shipping is one of the UK’s largest and most experienced independent shipping agents. The company has been at the heart of the UK shipping industry since 1833, and has built up an excellent reputation for delivering bespoke services of the highest quality.
Today, John Good provides liner agency, port agency, freight forwarding, haulage and warehousing services to a wide range of companies across a variety of industry sectors. With its own offices at all main UK ports and also in Turkey, established partners in China, India and the Middle East, and representation at major ports worldwide, the business is ideally placed to meet all shipping requirements.