Cleveland Europe Express expanded

August 23 2021

Spliethoff is increasing the frequency of its Cleveland Europe Express (CEE) service by adding container vessel Peyton Lynn C to the service, in response to the 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 in a regular schedule between the ports of Antwerp (Belgium), Picton ON (Canada) and Cleveland OH (USA).

The CEE service has been offering twice-monthly quick-transit all-water sailings between Europe and various Great Lakes ports for many years, catering to a broad range of consumers and industries.

Until now, the service has run mainly with Spliethoff-owned versatile multi-purpose tweendecker vessels, able to carry a variety of cargo types. By adding container vessel Peyton Lynn C, the CEE is expanding its capacity to transport exclusively containers to/from Picton, Cleveland, and Antwerp.

M.v. Peyton Lynn C loaded in Antwerp today for her maiden voyage in the CEE service. Once loading is complete, the vessel 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.

We are very pleased with this cooperation with Doornekamp Shipping and are looking for further expansion of our services in time. This extra ‘pure container vessel’ is just another step in building the Great Lakes trade!

For rate and/or space enquiries, please contact:

Spliethoff’s Headquarter in Amsterdam / Great Lakes Container Sales 
0031 20 448 8454 / 0031 20 448 8450


Spliethoff Cleveland: 
001 216 377 1365