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APL, MOL and HMM launch new Americas service

APL, MOL and HMM launch new Americas service
APL, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will inaugurate their new Andes Express Service (AES) on the trade between South America West Coast - US East Coast on 19 May. 

The weekly service will have the following rotation: Valparaiso (Chile)-Callao(Peru)- Buenaventura (Colombia) Balboa (Panama)-Manzanillo (Panama)- Jacksonville-New York- Charleston Miami-Cartagena (Colombia)-Manzanillo (Panama)- Balboa- Buenaventura (Colombia)-Callao (Peru)-Valparaiso (Chile).

This new service in six 2,700 teu-vessels with high reefer intake: MOL contributing three vessels, APL two and HMM one .  The first voyage will begin from Valparaiso with the MOL vessel Inca voyage 041 calling ports on the South American West Coast, transiting the Panama Canal and later pursuing her voyage to the US East Coast.

 “This new service will offer a fast transit time to the US market for reefers and dry commodities, with modern equipment and priority for handling  for reefer cargo, ” APL head of Latin American Trade Efrain Osorio told Seatrade Global. 

“APL is committed to the Latin American trade and after analysing markets requirements, we have decided to launchthis direct service that will bring direct, reliable and fast connections from the WCSA to the USEC. It offers also a direct service from Miami to Cartagena, while connecting to the global networks of services of APL in the ports of Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) and Balboa in Panama,” said Osorio.

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