APL introduces new shipping service in the Americas


APL has announced a new weekly shipping service to its network coverage in the Americas. The new America Caribbean Express (ACX) service, which links Central America with the US east coast, is operated through a vessel sharing agreement with SeaLand, a shipping and logistics service provider.

Serviced by three vessels of 1,700 TEU nominal capacity each, the ACX service will provide direct service with fixed day arrivals from Colombia and Panama to the US east coast.

“The introduction of the ACX expands APL’s suite of services to our customers,” said Efraín Osorio, Head of Latin America Trade in APL. “We are confident that shippers, in particular those who are moving refrigerated cargo, will benefit from the new service, characterized by fast transits, a modern fleet of reefer equipment, and priority handling of reefer cargo.”

The ACX services will provide APL’s customers with connections to the carrier’s feeder network via the Manzanillo International Terminal hub in Panama, as well as integrated intermodal connections to inland US destinations.

The port rotation of the new service will be: Manzanillo – South Florida – New York – Philadelphia – Savannah – South Florida – Cartagena.

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