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Hapag-Lloyd to call SAAM’S Florida International Terminal

Hapag-Lloyd to call SAAM’S Florida International Terminal
Florida International Terminal (FIT), operated by SAAM since 2005 in Port Everglades – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will add a new service from Hapag-Lloyd, it said in a statement.

Starting next month, Hapag-Lloyd will include Port Everglades in the rotation of its Mediterranean Gulf Express (MGX) service, increasing its coverage between Europe and Southeast Florida. 

The first MGX call at FIT will take place next June, with a rotation that includes the ports of Cagliari, Livorno, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Port Everglades, Kingston, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston and New Orleans.

“This new service will have a positive impact for our clients, who will now have more alternatives to ship their cargo from and to Europe. The arrival of the MGX service to our terminal is an acknowledgement to the quality and efficiency of our operation, and supports the undergoing development plans that our terminal and Port Everglades have for the coming years”, FIT’s gm, Klaus Stadthagen said.

At present, the terminal provides services to shipping companies such as Hamburg Süd, Hapag Lloyd, Yang Ming and more recently, Sealand and APL.  Since it started operations, cargo movement through FIT has significantly grown, reaching more than 170,000 teu in 2015.

FIT renewed its concession in April for a period of 10 years; within addition to the extension until 2025, Florida International Terminal has the option of adding another two renewals for five years each.  

Chile-based SAAM is present in 15 countries, through its participation in port terminals, tugboats and logistics operations. It is the second port operator in South America, with eleven ports in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.