About Tailwind Shipping Lines:

Tailwind Shipping Lines was founded in July 2022 as a subsidiary of the Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, based in the south-western German city of Neckarsulm (Baden-Württemberg). The carrier regards itself as a complement to the services offered by the established large container lines. In addition to Lidl’s non-food goods, the Hamburg-based company’s eight container ships also transport goods for third-party customers on what are now two liner services from China and Bangladesh to Europe and back – quickly and reliably. This is why Tailwind focuses on routes with few port calls. By using smaller cargo ships that can transport up to 5,000 TEU, the carrier can call at less busy ports near major trading hubs, which facilitates short turnaround times without delays. For Tailwind customers, this means short transit times for their goods.

Up to 100 employees are now working for Tailwind and its network of agents, including managers with experience at multiple German shipping companies at its headquarters in Hamburg. The agents working on Tailwind’s behalf are ensuring that the port calls have been running smoothly to date. Via the company’s own digital booking system, customers can monitor all steps of their shipment in real time. The shipping company has had Tailwind-branded containers built for its customers, including more than 21,000 new 20-, 40- and 45-foot steel boxes as well as 300 40-foot reefer containers.

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