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APL and SeaLand service in maiden call at GCT New York

APL and SeaLand service in maiden call at GCT New York
Global Container Terminals USA welcomed the maiden call of APL and SeaLand's new North-South NAE/ACX service to GCT New York on 28 June.

The expanded NAE/ACX service connects the largest East Coast market to the carriers’ broader network on the West Coast of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The weekly service, designed with shippers requiring refrigerated service in mind, will call GCT New York, the only facility with an on-dock customs exam station and agriculture quarantine inspection warehouse in the port of New York and New Jersey, SeaLand and APL said in a statement.  

“GCT New York boasts the quickest truck turnaround times in the harbour and first class reefer customer service,” said Bob Nixon, VP operations of GCT New York. “Awarding GCT New York this newest service demonstrates APL and SeaLand’s confidence in our proven ability to deliver an efficient product.”

“The introduction of the ACX/NAE provides the tri-states even greater access to the Americas market through our network of transhipment hubs. We are especially pleased the terminal has provided us room to grow our business in the North Atlantic region,” said Efrain Osorio, head of Latin America Trade at APL.

 “With our ‘can do spirit’ we develop strong partnerships, such as the one with APL and GCT, to enhance the scope and reach of our services connecting the Americas,” said Craig Mygatt, ceo of SeaLand. “GCT New York’s expanded reefer facility is a good addition to our already comprehensive reefer support offering for our customers.”