Spliethoff has announced an increase in the frequency of its Cleveland Europe Express (CEE) service by adding container vessel Peyton Lynn C to the service, in response to high demand for tonnage between Europe and the Great Lakes. This vessel, owned by Doornekamp Shipping Services, will be taken on long term charter by Spliethoff, sailing a regular schedule between the ports of Antwerp, Picton (Ontario) and Cleveland, Ohio. For a number of years, CEE has offered twice-monthly quick-transit all-water sailings between Europe and various Great Lakes ports, catering to a broad range of consumers and industries. For the most part, the service was provided through Spliethoff-owned versatile multi-purpose tweendecker vessels, able to carry a variety of cargo types.
By adding container vessel Peyton Lynn C, CEE is expanding its capacity to transport exclusively containers to/from Picton, Cleveland, and Antwerp. M.V. Peyton Lynn C loaded in Antwerp recently for her maiden voyage in the CEE service. She will head to Doornekamp’s terminal in Picton to discharge cargo, continuing to Cleveland for discharge and loading before subsequently heading back to Antwerp. Transit time is just 12 days to Picton and 15 days to Cleveland.