South Florida Container Terminal welcomes Medgulf service

South Florida Container Terminal welcomes Medgulf service

South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) in PortMiami has welcomed the new CMA CGM Medgulf service as it readies cargo handling enhancements.

The weekly service offers Florida a first port of call to/from the West Med before proceeding into the US Gulf and Mexico.

The new route also offers an improved transit time from the Indian Subcontinent via Tanger, with 29-day transit to Miami.

The service started end of September 2022 and calls Tanger, Genoa, Valencia, Miami, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston and Tanger.

Six vessels will operate the service including the CMA CGM NAVEGANTES that called SFCT on 19 October.

SFCT has further announced an order for more cargo handling equipment, with 12 electric, emission-free, rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes scheduled for delivery in Q2 2023.

“Miami’s business centre strength and Florida’s growing consumer market are creating excellent business opportunities for supply chain planners,” said Hugh Healey, Head of SFCT.

“We’re excited to welcome the new CMA CGM Medgulf service and also announce the next phase of our terminal improvement plan.”

The news follows SFCT’s modernisation project to create a more sustainable port environment.

PortMiami is financing $38 million in port infrastructure improvements, as well as applying for Federal Mega grant applications to achieve port decarbonisation goals by electrifying yard handling equipment and yard trucks.

Earlier this month, PortMiami Crane Management, Inc., (PMCM) appointed PACECO MOMENTUM to install the digitalisation tool PACECO SPYDER on three additional Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes.

In the future, installation will be implemented on a further two for a total of 11 transformed cranes.

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