Davies Turner is adding UK locations to its direct service to China following an increase in bookings.


Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at Davies Turner said: “Having reviewed the pattern of shipments we are carrying, we have decided to offer a direct service to our regional freight hubs in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, in addition to the existing direct service to Dartford.

“Since the direct service recommenced in March, we have seen three to four 40ft High Cube containers arriving every week direct into our Dartford freight hub.

“We are now working with our partners in China to refine the consolidation process at Hefei, and to ensure that shipments destined for the South West, Midlands or North West are consolidated in the same container.”

The weekly service leaves the Hefei rail hub and heads to Neuss in Germany, and from there, containers are trucked under bond to the port of Rotterdam and transported by ferry to Purfleet in East London.

In the future, on-carriage will be undertaken from Purfleet by truck direct to one of Davies Turner’s distribution centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Dartford or Manchester, where the contents will be discharged, customs cleared and delivered.