Operating vessels within Europe requires considerable amount of expertise. The difference between Feeder and Main Liner business is the transit time. While a connection from Asia to Europe is measured in weeks, the time difference between two feeder port calls is sometimes less than a day.
For successful operation of a Feeder vessel, solutions have to be in place for:
- Customs regulations in the different EU- and non-EU countries
- Getting berthes on a short notice
- Flexibility in case of last minute bookings, change of rotation..etc
- EDI connectivity and contracts with ports and terminals
Team Lines expertise for you
Team Lines has been building its expertise in the last decades. Our competitive advantages are
- Strong network with the major ports and terminals in Northern and Western Europe
- Our customised IT system for maximum compatibility of data exchange with all Main Liners
- Strong and personal connections with the related port contacts and customs authorities and
- Flexible staff with profound business knowledge and expertise, able to deal with a lot of individual requests and exceptional situations which require immidiate solution
Our Value-Add Offer to Main Liners
We have good experience in operating third party vessels. Our system is able to get connected with yours and we act as a third party. We can operate your vessels:
- With the same quality standards we expect from our own vessels
- In a cost-efficient scale Main Liners can hardly achieve in a feeder environment
- With the extensive network we have developed over the last decades
- With the expertise and knowledge of our staff: Dedicated contact persons are always available to solve your problems
- With absolute safety and confidentiality of your data
Our services are provided on several different levels, ranging from
- Customs handling and terminal declaration of your cargo for load/discharge in outports via our EDI and customs network to
- Full operation of your vessel including booking, stowage, and terminal declaration.
Together we can develop a tailor-made solution for your business needs.
We offer business partnership which brings you real added value and cost savings which is hard to achieve with an in-house solution alone.