Seaboard Marine is pleased to announce the launching of a new weekly service commencing on Sunday, July 24, 2016, from New Orleans connecting U.S. exporters to Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica in addition to 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 United States Gulf.
Jose Concepcion, Seaboard Marine Vice President, said “This is a positive development for our existing customers as well as those currently moving cargo between the Gulf and Central and South America. 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.”
“We are pleased to notify shippers of the enhanced Central American and new South American service Seaboard Marine will be offering 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 Marine’s continued growth from New Orleans.”