Monday, May 23, 2016

MSC Launches New Freight Routing for Container, Reefer and Project Cargo Customers

South America, US and European Loop Opens Next Month
Shipping News Feature
SOUTH AMERICA – US – EUROPE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has launched a new ‘premium’ service to commence 14 June 2016 with a southbound voyage of the MSC Brunella from Rotterdam. The new route replaces the replaces the USA East Coast to SAWC and North Europe to SAWC services, creating one competitive consolidation which the company has assured customers will continue to provide favourable transit times, in particular for reefer and project cargo customers.

The service will see Port Everglades, New York and Charleston all served by MSCs transhipment feeder hub in Freeport in the Bahamas. A second transhipment hub will be in Callao, serving Arica, Puerto Angamos and San Antonio. This new trade strategy by MSC comes as the long-awaited Panama Canal expansion comes into effect, enabling the shipping line to maintain the same carrying capacity as before, while reducing the environmental impact from its operations.

The first northbound operation on the new route will be MSC Veronique, which leaves Coronel on Tuesday 5 July and MSC says the new routing will maintain its services to all the ports previously served whilst maintaining rapid transit times.

The service is designed to ensure MSC customers still benefit from being served in all the ports previously called at, and whilst continuing the standards of competitive and fast transit times. Ports of call include:

Rotterdam; Tilbury; Hamburg; Bremerhaven; Antwerp; Sines; Freeport; Cartagena; Buenaventura; Callao; Coronel; Valparaiso, with Philadelphia, New York Charleston and Port Everglades all serviced via Freeport and San Antonio, Arica and Puerto Angamos serviced via Callao.