Allseas Shipping Company and Ellerman City Liners are keeping the boxship charter market busy at a time when fixtures are few but rates remain strong.

The UK-based liner shipping newcomers have taken a brace of feeder ships to strengthen their fledgling liner services from Asia to Europe.

Allseas is taking the 1,740-teu Green Ace (built 2005) for two years at rates a shade shy of $50,000 per day with delivery in August, said European brokers.