Thursday, August 27, 2015

Old Established Freight Group Appointed as Port Agents for RoRo Shipping Company

Another Sign Up for John Good
Shipping News Feature

UK – TURKEY – When it comes to ships agencies very few freight companies anywhere in the world can quote a pedigree to match that of the John Good Group, and now John Good Shipping continues to expand its Port Agency business with the company’s latest appointment as Owner’s Agent for Turkish RoRo Operator, U.N. RO-RO, based in Istanbul. U.N. RO-RO was established in 1994 and today operates 12 owned RoRo vessels within its core markets, all under Turkish registry. Vessel capacity ranges between 200 - 240 trailers and the mv Cemil Bayulgen is a third generation building (FSG) with an operation speed of 21.5 knots and a LOA of 193metres.

The mv 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.

Currently John Good staff are assisting the Master with pilotage exemption certificates which will be very beneficial to the Charterers. The company’s 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.

Maintaining a fully functioning and reliable agency network requires that John Good runs offices situated in key port positions and now these enable the group to offer services at a wide variety of ports including Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury, Southampton, Immingham, Hull and the Tyne. 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."