MSC adds new container service through JAXPORT

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is now offering a new Caribbean container service through the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), where it currently operates three other services.

MSC’s Florida Gulf Feeder rotation connects Jacksonville to major transshipment hubs in the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.

The service will begin calling the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal with the arrival of the container ship MSC Reet II on 12 April.

The port rotation will be Freeport, Bahamas – Rio Haina, Dominican Republic – Caucedo, Dominican Republic – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Jacksonville, Florida.

SSA Atlantic will provide stevedoring services at Blount Island.

“This service expands our global reach by growing transshipment opportunities between Jacksonville and every major port in the world,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green.

“We are grateful for the strong partnership with MSC and thank them for growing their business and the jobs and economic impact it supports in Jacksonville.”

The Florida Gulf Feeder will be MSC’s fourth service at JAXPORT, complementing MSC’s existing service from Jacksonville to Freeport through its Canada Gulf Bridge and Bahamas Express services. MSC also connects Jacksonville to four ports in Asia through the 2M Alliance.

Earlier this month Green outlined the port’s growth opportunities and plans for the future during a State of the Port Address.

Hapag-Lloyd’s Atlantic Loop 3 (AL3) service made its inaugural visit to the JAXPORT on 21 November 2021.

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