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SeaLand Launches Gulf Ocean Express Service

[ March 29, 2018   //   ]

SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, introduced on March 22 its Gulf Ocean Express( GOEX) service, a new direct, all-water service that connects the U.S. Gulf with Central America, Panama and Colombia. SeaLand transshipment hubs in Cartagena and Manzanillo provide shippers with full access to SeaLand’s Americas service network. The first sailing is April 5th from Cartagena, April 16th from Houston, and April 18th from New Orleans.

SeaLand continues the expansion of its comprehensive Americas service network by adding U.S. Gulf capacity to address the needs of customers for increased volumes by connecting to major U.S. markets and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six Class I railroads and the interstate highway system. GOEX serves U.S. export cargo out of the Gulf including resins, chemicals, paper, mining and metals, and frozen meat, as well as U.S. imports of agricultural products such as fresh fruits, forestry, automotive/transportation, chemicals, and apparel. Also, GOEX will serve special cargo (breakbulk/out-of-gauge) out of Houston and New Orleans.

GOEX Service rotation
Northbound: Cartagena – Manzanillo – Puerto Cortes – Santo Tomas de Castilla – Houston – New Orleans

Southbound: Houston – New Orleans – Puerto Cortes – Santo Tomas de Castilla – Cartagena – Manzanillo

“SeaLand continues to invest in the Americas to create trading and sales opportunities for our customers. Reliable transits and service options are critical to ensuring our customers’ transactions are fully supported and create further opportunities for their businesses. SeaLand has built a strong reputation for service, and we’ll continue to build on our capabilities as we move forward. The GOEX service bridges every country in Latin America through either direct or connecting services. This helps support job creation and infrastructure investments in the U.S. Gulf region, and we are proud to be supported by the ILA as our team on the ground in the USA, making it happen,” said Craig Mygatt, CEO of SeaLand.