Hapag-Lloyd has announced that two of its key services, Venezuela Coast Feeder 2 (VC2) and Venezuela Coast Feeder (VCF), will merge into a single service known as New VCF.
This transition is set to take effect at the end of October 2023 and is expected to streamline cargo transportation to and from La Guara and Puerto Cabello in Venezuela.
The New VCF service will encompass both La Guara and Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, with the convenience of a single vessel for cargo transportation.
The new rotation will be as follows:
Cartagena, CO – Manzanillo, PA – La Guaira, VE – Puerto Cabello, VE – Cartagena, CO
The new VCF Service will keep a bi-weekly coverage and will phase in Cartagena, CO on 15 November.
Since May, crew members aboard four pilot vessels have had the opportunity to evaluate the Starlink system with favourable responses. By providing seamless video discussions and streaming services, Hapag-Lloyd believes that high-speed satellite internet has changed marine communication.