Seaboard Marine is pleased to announce a new direct service connecting Central America with Wilmington, North Carolina. The new weekly service, supported by two (2) container vessels, connects key inland points in Central America, including San Salvador, El Salvador, and Managua, Nicaragua. The service will commence on Sunday, November 26, 2023, departing Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala, before calling Puerto Cortes, Honduras, on Monday, November 27, 2023. The first southbound sailing will depart from the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
Jose Concepcion, Seaboard Marine Regional Vice President of Central America, said, “The launch of this direct ocean transportation service presents new trade opportunities, offering cost savings, faster deliveries, and improved supply chain efficiency. It benefits importers and exporters by introducing fast transportation solutions to facilitate trade between Latin America and the United States.”
“We are excited that Seaboard Marine has launched this new Wilmington, NC – North Central America Service, providing our customers greater access to growing markets,” said Brian E. Clark, Executive Director of North Carolina State Ports Authority. “This announcement further demonstrates that Wilmington is the optimal gateway supporting North Carolina’s core industry segments, including apparel and textiles, agriculture, pork, and poultry.”
Mr. Concepcion added, “Our customer service in Central America is unmatched. The Port of Wilmington allows us to focus on customers’ specific needs as we expand our regional service network by adding additional import and export options along the United States Atlantic coast.”
For more information regarding cargo cut-offs, departures, arrivals, and transit times, please view the service profile below: