Seaboard Marine expands New Orleans service to include South Central America, Colombia
Seaboard Marine launched a new weekly service July 24 from the Port of New Orleans connecting the United States to Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica as well as Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
The expanded service, which previously served only north Central America, will now provide U.S. importers and exporters in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica with fast, direct transit to the U.S. Gulf.
“This is a positive development for our existing customers as well as those currently moving cargo between the Gulf and Central and South America,” said Jose Concepcion, Seaboard Marine Vice President. “We are very excited about this new weekly fixed-day service and the broad possibilities for increased trade that such a fast transit time – both southbound and northbound – offers our clients.”
New Orleans Terminal works ships for Seaboard Marine at the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
“We are pleased to notify shippers of the enhanced Central American and new South American service Seaboard Marine will offer from and to New Orleans,” said Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans. “These are new direct calls with larger ships. Seaboard Marine is a great partner of the Port and provides fast and efficient connections to Central America and now South America in Colombia. We look forward to Seaboard’s continued growth from New Orleans.”
Seaboard Marine will offer direct service to and from New Orleans to Cartagena and Turbo, Colombia; Manzanillo, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.
Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that provides direct, regular service between North America, the Caribbean basin, Central and South America. With a fleet of more than 30 vessels serving over 40 ports, Seaboard Marine has steadily developed into a trade leader in the Western Hemisphere.