2014

Yearly Archives

  • Gordon Long – Bids farewell..

    Geest Line bid farewell to Gordon Long (Treasury Accountant) following 20 years loyal service. Gordon joined the company in 1994 for temporary cover, however despite our best efforts he managed to stay!.. all joking aside Gordon over the years has demonstrated a very high level of dilligence in his day to day work and efforts for […]

  • DKT Antwerp Line Manager Visit

    Bart Bodart Line Manager for De Keyser Thornton (DKT) Antwerp, Geest Line agent and representative recently visited the UK head office for discussions and to visit the UK base port for Geest Line of Portsmouth. In 2014 Geest Line started a limited service from Antwerp, Belgium via Portsmouth to the Eastern Caribbean shipping exclusively 40′ Reefer containers. […]

  • Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) Conference

    Geest Line Executives attended the Caribbean Shipping Association 44th annual AGM, Conference and Expo this year held by the Dominican Republic National association in Punta Cana at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort.  The conference was the ideal location for over 350 attendees this year making this conference one of the largest attended in CSA history. Many varied topics […]

  • Low Sulphur Surcharge ‘ECA’ (Emissions Control Area)

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the legal governing body for International Shipping and subsidiary of the United Nations (UN), sets the global sulphur emissions limits for marine fuels as per international convention MARPOL Annex VI Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from ships.Within Europe it is covered by regional agreement under European Directive 2012/33/EU. […]

  • Geest Staff Trip/Visit to Le Havre

    Geest Line recently sent three members of the team on a short trip on board the Timor Stream to visit both Portsmouth and Le Havre. The three adventurers were Lucy Lovegrove (imports), Alison McCormick (reception) and James Norton (Customer Services) and they experienced the life and working of a vessel. All three adventurers remarked on how […]

  • Geest go Loco in Antigua..

    Geest Line were privileged to be asked to play their part in the restoration of sugar cane locomotives that were once used in the industry in Antigua. Lawrence Gameson MD of Thomas Gameson Ltd of Cannock, UK embarked on this project over two years ago and will shortly be completing the renovation of a number […]

  • Our Accounts Team Is Now Complete!

    We welcome Chileshe Musonda as the latest recruit to the Geest Line finance team. Chileshe, known to his colleagues as “Chilie” has over 15 years of experience working in accounts and is currently studying his final exams towards the ACCA qualification. We know Chile will settle into his new position with the company as Financial […]

  • Geest Line welcomed into BIFA

    Geest Line are pleased to announce their membership to the British International Freight Association. BIFA is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport – air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1,500 corporate members, which offer a wide range of services within the logistics and supply […]

  • Local Documentation Fee

    Consignees/Importers &/or their Agents should be aware that with effect from 1st October 2014 a local charge of $28 per B/L will be applied by Admiral Shipping Ltd on all imports. As part of their unwavering commitment to customers, Admiral Shipping endeavours to deliver the most competitive and dependable transportation value. Due to dramatic increases in administrative costs, their […]

  • A First in Martinique

    Geest Line would like to congratulate Veronique Seremes on becoming the first Lady Pilot in the French West Indies. Veronique had worked as a Chief officer for SNCM Ferry company in France but had always since childhood wanted to one day become a Pilot and in December 2013 she passed her Pilot exams and in […]