Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced its new West India North America (WIN) container service, directly connecting the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) with seven ports in Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Egypt.
The weekly WIN service will be provided by a fleet of nine vessels, all of which will be operated by ONE.
The port rotation will be:
Bin Qasim, Pakistan; Hazira, Nhava Sheva, and Mundra in India; Damietta, Egypt; Algeciras, Spain; New York; Savannah; Jacksonville; Charleston; Norfolk; Damietta; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and back to Bin Qasim.
This will reportedly be JAXPORT’s first direct container service to each of these seven ports, with Damietta, Jeddah, and Algeciras also functioning as key transshipment hubs in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Eric Green, JAXPORT CEO, said: “We are proud of our partnership with ONE, which has now opened up a new gateway for us. These new port calls and connections will link Jacksonville to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, attracting more cargo and the jobs it supports to our city and state.”
JAXPORT noted that common commodities on the service are expected to include consumer goods such as electronics, perishable food items, and retail goods including textiles and apparel.
Robert Peek, JAXPORT Chief Commercial Officer, stated: “The addition of this service is a significant step in our commercial strategy to be a true global port that offers direct connections to the world’s major trade lanes.
“South Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East all play an important role in world trade, and importers and exporters are now able to access these regions directly through JAXPORT.”
The weekly service will call at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal’s SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT), where SSA Atlantic will offer stevedoring services.
At JAXPORT, WIN is ONE’s second service. The shipping company also provides existing service from JAXPORT to locations in Asia and Canada via THE ALLIANCE’s EC5 cycle.
According to JAXPORT, the service is scheduled to begin in May 2024.