The current Geest Line charters of the four Stream Class vessels come to an end in December this year after many years’ reliable service in the company. The vessels have each completed up to 130 round trip voyages between Europe and the Caribbean, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff on board these vessels for their excellent service during the past ten years.
We are pleased to announce a new Geest Liner Service from 2018. Geest Line have chartered five larger and newer vessels continuing giving a greater capacity both for containers and break bulk.
The vessels are:-
ROYAL KLIPPER (or sister COMOROS STREAM)
The vessels can be viewed at:- http://www.seatrade.com/fleet/
The fifth ship will enable Geest to add the European port of Flushing in the Netherlands and for the first time two port calls in Colombia being Santa Marta and Turbo (principally for fruit loading) extending the rotations from 28 days to 35.
The new service will now sail every Sunday from Portsmouth and Tuesday from Flushing with no change for Le Havre (Wednesday). The destination calls will be Martinique, Barbados, Grenada (Fortnightly), St Vincent, St Lucia, Dominica (Fortnightly), Colombia and Dominican Republic.
To enable Geest to operate this new service it is with regret we will be suspending direct vessel calls to Antigua, St Kitts, Guadeloupe and Trinidad. We are currently studying transhipment options and will advise in due course.
This is an important step for Geest Line to help minimise the impact of extreme weather events that has affected all and is a major step forwards for the company to ensure its future and to continue to provide our customers a direct service to the Eastern Caribbean.