MSC adds Port Everglades to Far East service

MSC adds Port Everglades to Far East service

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has added Port Everglades to its Zephyr service.

Port Everglades is now connected to the Far East with a direct ocean shipping service for the first time since 2011. The connection had previously been offered via transshipment only.

MSC’s Zephyr weekly service connects northern China and South Korea to the Southeast US.

The first ship in the service, MSC Rochelle, arrived at the port on 30 September.

“Port Everglades is experiencing a surge in cargo coming from new markets throughout the world thanks to MSC and the company’s recognition of the port’s growth potential as we deepen and widen our navigation channels and invest in cranes and other cargo handling infrastructure,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels.

READ: Port Everglades sets May, June cargo records

The service route goes from Shanghai to Ningbo, Busan, Cristobal, Houston, Port Everglades, Savannah, Lazaro Cardenas, and back to Shanghai.

Earlier last week, MSC announced it will suspend its 2M Sequoia service until further notice due to plummeting demand for shipments into the US West Coast.

As from vessel GERNER MAERSK, voyage 242N – PF position 18 October in Ningbo, and until further notice, there will be no more sailings on the Sequoia service.

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