FECL – Far East Cargo Line is an NVOCC (‘Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier’) network established in 1991. Allport Cargo Services are a founding member, and have chaired the organisation since the beginning. Members pool and combine their collective carrier buying power to in order to offer highly competitive rates and services for container shipping. Now in its 25th year, FECL has 47 members managing over 85,000 teu movements across the Asia and Europe continents every year.
Biennially, FECL hold a Conference in Hong Kong for all network representatives. The three-day Conference offers delegates the opportunity to meet together as well as ‘one-to-one’, in order to discuss key topics, operational issues and the development of marketing opportunities and strategies. The conference allows delegates to meet all overseas partners in one central location at one time, removing the need for multiple, expensive overseas trips and ensuring we work together to advance our network.
The 2016 Conference was held from the 12th to the 16th February, celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Monkey.
Our numbers increase with every conference and our meeting schedules now have to expand across three full days. In 2016, we were joined for the first time by new members from Romania (ACS) and Cyprus (RMC Logistics). We were also joined by guest forwarders ACS Dubai and USL Cargo Services, USA, both of whom attended full meeting schedules with our members.