High Demand Leads To Increased TEU Capacity

Increased demand has led Seaboard Marine to employ a larger ship in our weekly Port of New Orleans container service with Latin America.

This week, Seaboard’s 974-TEU Seaboard Caribe replaced the 640-TEU Heinrich J. The vessel will call the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. Seaboard vessels call on the Port each Wednesday. Other port calls for the service include Santo Tomas, Guatemala and Puerto Cortes, Honduras with inland service to Managua, Nicaragua and San Salvador, El Salvador.

“Seaboard Marine’s expansion of service to New Orleans is great news for the entire maritime community,” said Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans. “During these difficult economic times, it demonstrates strong businesses can continue to grow services and expand market share. We applaud Seaboard for their commitment to the Crescent City.”

Seaboard Marine’s President, Mr. Edward Gonzalez stated: “The New Orleans market continues to show strong potential to Central America. Employing the Seaboard Caribe, which has more than 50 percent greater capacity than the vessel it replaced, will allow us to broaden the amounts and types of cargoes carried and provide better service to our valued customers.”