Our Port Agency business continues to expand with the appointment of John Good Shipping as Owner’s Agent for Turkish Ro/Ro Operator, UN RO-RO, based in Istanbul.
The m.v. “Cemil Bayulgen” is on long-term charter to Coblefret/CLdN and operates between their Purfleet Terminal on the River Thames, Rotterdam and their Killingholme facility on the River Humber. The vessel makes an average of between 15 – 17 calls per month in the U.K.
This appointment has involved Group companies, John Good Shipping (London Gateway office) and DAN Shipping, working together to attend to all owner’s requirements whilst in port including multiple crew changes at both Purfleet and Killingholme. We are currently assisting the Master with pilotage exemption certificates which will be very beneficial to the Charterers. Our agency operations ensure vessel coverage 24/7 to give owners peace of mind.
U.N. RO-RO also operate daily services from main Turkish Ports to Italy and France which is their core trade.
U.N RO-RO was established in 1994 and today operates 12 owned Ro/Ro vessels within its core markets, all under Turkish registry. Their vessel capacity ranges between 200 – 240 trailers. The m.v. “Cemil Bayulgen” is a third generation building (FSG) with an operation speed of 21.5 knots and a LOA of 193m.
John Good’s network of offices are ideally placed throughout the UK enabling us to offer port agency services at a wide variety of ports including Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury, Southampton, Immingham, Hull and the Tyne. We are proud to represent a portfolio of Principals and ship owners that includes a number of major global shipping lines operating on key trades.
Our Agency Manager at London Gateway, David Churchyard, said:
“We are delighted that U.N RO-RO has decided to team up with John Good Group subsidiaries, John Good Shipping and DAN Shipping, for their UK agency requirements. The locations of our offices coupled with our expert knowledge ensures that we are the agency of choice for vessel owners in the UK.
“Our location at various ports up and down the country allows us to maintain a single point of contact for our Principals to give them peace of mind.
“We would like to welcome U.N RO-RO and their team into the John Good family and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”