World Direct Shipping adds vessel to Mexico services

Port Manatee-based World Direct Shipping is expanding its fast-growing weekly services crossing the Gulf of Mexico, deploying a significantly larger third company-owned vessel, introducing a fleet of 53-foot-long ocean containers, adding a fourth Mexican port of call and employing more than 30 workers at the port. “The continuing advancement of WDS as one of the world’s most rapidly growing container lines is a driving force behind record volumes moving across ... [+]

World Direct Shipping extends Port Manatee agreement, adds vessel

Port Manatee-based World Direct Shipping has extended its agreement with the Central-Southwest Florida seaport and added a third vessel to its rapidly growing weekly services across the Gulf of Mexico. The extension could bring total value of the WDS contract through 2026 to more than $8 million, inclusive of dockage, ... [+]

World Direct Shipping to double Port Manatee service

Ocean carrier World Direct Shipping is doubling its service across the Gulf of Mexico between the state of Veracruz and Central Florida’s Port Manatee. World Direct Shipping today announced plans on October 5 to add a weekly sailing to Port Manatee from the Port of Tuxpan, in the north-central portion of ... [+]

Port Manatee extends agreement with World Direct Shipping

Port Manatee has extended its agreement with World Direct Shipping to maintain its swift weekly service between the Florida Gulf Coast port from the Mexican state of Veracruz for as many as five more years. Under a lengthened pact approved on April 20 by the Manatee County Port Authority, World Direct ... [+]

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