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SeaLand and APL Select Port Everglades for Service to Latin America

[ August 29, 2015   //   ]

Port Everglades will be the first and last U.S. calls for SeaLand and APL‘s North American Express Service (NAE/ACX) to Latin America beginning August 27, according to an announcement to customers posted by SeaLand.

SeaLand and APL selected Florida International Terminal, LLC (FIT) at Port Everglades to provide cargo handling and stevedoring services. The new service is expected to generate more than 20,000 container moves annually.

“The joint SeaLand/APL service is an excellent fit because Port Everglades is already a leader in the North-South trade lanes, particularly the perishables market, and the company is positioned to grow with us as we deepen and widen our channels and add berths for larger cargo ships,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak.

Port Everglades is investing more than $600 million in waterside improvements, and in the last year celebrated the opening of a 43-acre intermodal rail container transfer facility and a multitude of road improvements.

SeaLand/APL’s NAE/ACX service will arrive in Port Everglades as a first-in call every Thursday from Manzanillo, Panama, before sailing to other U.S. East Coast ports and returning on Sundays as a last-out U.S. call before sailing to Cartagena, Colombia.



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