FastShip, Atlantics trans-oceanic logistics and shipping company, hold a patent on a container vessel capable of crossing the ocean at twice the speed of conventional ships. These fast ships will be combined with dedicated terminal facilities to provide trans-Atlantic service in about 4 days (including terminal transfer), and 7-day door-to-door service between the U.S. Midwest to Central Europe.
The business objective is to create a situation in which the customer's trans-oceanic supply chain is as rapid, well-controlled, and reliable as is the customer's local and regional movements. For the first time, the customer will be able to ignore the fact that there is an ocean in the middle of the supply chain.
The vessels are configured with a flexible loading capability, allowing to accommodate a variety of specially designed materials-handling systems, and not just traditional containers. All systems (land, ocean, information systems, management) will be dedicated to meeting the door-to-door needs of target shippers with no service compromises for other segments. More info: FastShip Atlantic, Inc.