Direct Container Line (DCL) is launching a new consolidation service to the port of Marseilles in France later this month.
The new weekly service is the first direct consolidation service offered from the US to Marseilles, with a transit time of 18 days from New York.
Formerly, containers were delivered via rail and trucks from a direct service to Paris. The new service is expected to broaden the company’ s reach in providing local on-forwarding services within southern France.
For other destinations in France, DCL has expanded its service coverage on direct routes to include services to Le Havre and Paris from Atlanta, Chicago and New York. The addition of the Marseilles service reflects an ongoing commitment to expand direct services to new destinations.
DCL has also restructured its agency representation programme in Europe, nominating ECU Line as its handling agent in Antwerp, Bremen, Hamburg, Paris, and Rotterdam. DCL and ECU have expanded that arrangement to include ECU’s office in Marseilles, which will be the receiving agent for this service.