A new shipping alliance in the South American trade is bringing more big ships into JAXPORT. The agreement, between Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV Group, Hamburg Süd, Aliança, Yang Ming and NYK shipping lines, offers additional capacity for the port to attract cargo moving between the U.S. East Coast and ports in Brazil and Argentina.
“These partnerships provide more growth opportunities for both ports and shippers by streamlining service within trade lanes and allowing customers to take advantage of the cost-saving opportunities of regular vessels calls,” said Roy Schleicher, JAXPORT’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We are pleased to offer our current and future customers this enhanced service to South America.”
The ocean carriers will be phasing in larger capacity vessels for use in the weekly service. As part of the new service, Hamburg Süd’s 5,500 TEU Monte Rosa called on JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal for the first time this week.
Top commodities shipped between Jacksonville and South America include plastics, automobile parts, wood pulp, food products and industrial materials.