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Seaboard Expands Ro/Ro Service to South America
August 02, 2010



August 2, 2010. Seaboard Marine will soon start a new bi-weekly Ro/Ro service to/from Ecuador, Peru and Chile. The first sailing will be the M/V Seaboard Florida which will depart from the Port of Miami on Saturday, August 14th; followed by the M/V Seaboard Star on August 28th.

 

This new Miami-based service will have the fastest transit times in the market and will be accepting machinery, trucks, tractors, buses, cars, shipper-owned trailers, and other types of wheeled cargo. These roll-on/roll-off geared vessels will supplement Seaboard’s other regularly scheduled services to the West Coast of South America.

 

Bob Schicchi, VP-South America Services, said, “We will be able to provide an incredibly fast transit for various cargoes from Miami. The southbound sailing will directly reach Callao, Peru in only nine days. Further, the northbound transit time from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Miami will be only eight days.  The Seaboard Star and the Seaboard Florida, both with on-board cranes, have the ability to carry diverse types of cargoes. Further, our customers will appreciate the wide and strong ramps of both vessels that will allow their rolling stock and specialized cargoes to be safely and efficiently handled.”

 

The Seaboard Star and Seaboard Florida each have deadweights of 12,169 tons.