ICTSI Rio Brasil 1, has welcomed CMA CGM’s Brazil Express Loop 2 (BRAZEX 2) service, following the terminal operator’s newly founded partnership with the shipping line.
The new service was formally launched at the Port of Rio de Janeiro with the arrival of the 2,284 TEU CMA CGM Malta on 16 December 2021.
A total of five ships will operate on the service through a port rotation of: Kingston (Jamaica) – Spain – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – Santos (Brazil) – Navegantes (Brazil) – Vila de Conde (Brazil) – (Dominican Republic) – Kingston.
“BRAZEX 2 offers optimised cargo routes to and from the Gulf, the Caribbean and the United States using the Port of Kingston in Jamaica as a transshipment hub. With the Port of Rio de Janeiro as the service’s first port of call in southeastern Brazil, our clients can take advantage of extremely competitive transit times for imports,” said Eduardo Galo, ICTSI Rio Commerical Director.
“We are honoured and pleased that during this period of suppressed global supply, CMA CGM included ICTSI Rio in its regional coverage expansion. We will continue to work together to further strengthen our excellent partnership.”
ICTSI Rio Brasil also previously expanded its logistics support services in Brazil, adding rail logistics to its operations with the long-term lease of Floriano Intermodal Terminal in Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro.
To run this operation, ICTSI Rio formed a new company – IRB Logística – to take over the operations of the terminal from Multitex Logistica as of 1 July 2021.