Davies Turner is delivering a further boost to its ocean freight services between the UK and the Indian sub-continent with the launch of a direct weekly LCL service to Nhava Sheva.
The British freight forwarder noted that its previous service to Nhava Sheva was via transhipment in Jebel Ali. But by going direct, Davies Turner can offer a fast 25-day transit time from port to port.
The UK freight forwarding and logistics company said consolidation of cargo in the UK is undertaken at one of Davies Turner's regional distribution centres at Birmingham, Bristol, Cumbernauld, Dartford, or Manchester, for the weekly ocean freight service that departs from London Gateway port.
Opportunity in the Indian market cited
"India's population of 1.4 billion people and a domestic market that is growing year on year means there is a large demand for imported goods from Europe," said John Adams, Davies Turner's head of trade - Middle East, ISC & South Africa.
"Our latest service improvement will help to support clients who want to use Nhava Sheva as a gateway by providing a quicker, efficient and cost-effective service option," Adams added.
The dedicated weekly service to Nhava Sheva also has direct links to the following inland container depots (ICDs) – Ahmedabad, Garhiharsaru, Ludhiana and Patparganj (New Delhi).
Davies Turner noted that the new direct ocean freight LCL operation adds to other similar direct services that Davies Turner offers to gateways in Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and the USA, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Durban and New York, as well as services to other areas of India that are offered via transhipment at Singapore.