Date: 21.02.2024

Our unique transatlantic shipping line

We have been supporting bi-lateral UK/USA trade, with air and sea freight services, for over four decades, which is why we are so excited by our in-house shipping line, Ellerman City Liners, transatlantic capacity deal with the world’s biggest shipping line, MSC.

Ellerman’s weekly sailing United States Express Service (USX) is supported by our own offices and delivers some of the fastest containerised transit times available – direct to Philadelphia from just 13 days – and because it utilises non-congested ports and terminals, port clearance and inland movements are seamless too. 

USX is the only direct service operating to and from Jacksonville, serving the Baltic, Scandinavia, Europe and the United States, with four calls on the East Coast, including Philadelphia.

The MSC and Ellerman City Liners agreement utilises a combination of MSC capacity and our own independent vessel between ports, with a set weekly volume and an option to increase as required, covering dry and refrigerated containers.

Pasquale Formisano, Senior Vice President of MSC, said, “I’m very pleased we’re extending our strategic partnership with Ellerman, one of the shipping industry’s great names. This agreement is all about efficiency. Guaranteed cargo means we can operate at maximum capacity and, therefore, minimise the environmental impact of each TEU we carry. The more we can do that, the more we can reduce emissions.”

Peter Andrews, Commercial Director of Ellerman, said, “We are delighted to announce this co-operation with MSC, the world’s largest shipping company. This agreement allows Ellerman to operate with greater efficiency, reducing our environmental footprint whilst also broadening our geographical scope in both Europe and the United States.”

The agreement covers routes between ports in Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, UK, Belgium and France, and ports on the Atlantic Coast of the United States, from New York to Florida. It also includes the capacity to extend services to include routes around the world.

The Ellerman US Express (USX) service has a complete port rotation of Klaipeda – Gdynia – Gothenburg – Bremerhaven – Felixstowe – Antwerp – Le Havre – New York – Philadelphia – Norfolk – Jacksonville.

ELLERMAN CITY LINERS – United States Express Service 
– Fast and reliable transit times with a weekly service
– Tailor made end to end solutions
– Direct port calls in Scandinavia and Baltics 
– Own offices in Spain, Portugal, UK and Germany 
– All equipment types offered
– Only direct sailings to/from Jacksonville
– Fast & reliable transhipment options 

To learn more about our USX solutions, please EMAIL Chief Commercial Officer, Andy Smith.

Header image reproduced courtesy of Ellerman City Liners