Issue 7 2017 - FBJNA


2M Alliance brings No. European service to Port Everglades

King Ocean, Crowley expand services at Port Everglades

King Ocean Services Limited, Inc. and Crowley Caribbean Services, LLC have entered into a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) that will expand their reach into Port Everglades’ top trade market, Central America. In addition, King Ocean will sail

its own ship from Port Everglades to Costa Rica for the first time as the VSA calls for alternating ships weekly with Crowley on this route.

“This new agreement saves our

customers time, at least by one full day, because we now have direct service to Port Everglades from Costa Rica and Panama instead of stopping in Miami first,” said King Ocean’s Franco Da Costa Gomez. The agreement also authorizes

Crowley to charter space to King Ocean in the trade from the U.S. East Coast to Trinidad, and authorizes King Ocean to charter space to Crowley in the trade from

the US East Coast to St. Lucia and Barbados. It authorizes the parties to charter space to each other on an as needed/as available basis for the northbound movement of empty containers. Central America accounts

for 37% of all international trade through Port Everglades. Refrigerated cargo such as pineapples and melons are among the top import commodities. “We are pleased that Crowley

and King Ocean found a mutually beneficial way expanded

to services to

provide their

customers,” said Port Everglades Business Development Director Jim Pyburn.

Big wigs tour Port of Philadelphia

Port Everglades is gaining a Northern European ocean- shipping route as the 2M Alliance begins service with Wednesday calls starting on August 16. The 2M Alliance is a vessel sharing agreement between Maersk and MSC. The 2M Alliance “TA1/

NEUATL1” new service rotation will be Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Norfolk, Port Everglades, and Houston, Norfolk, then back to Antwerp. The services will be exclusively aboard US-flagged Maersk vessels. “This Northern European

service further diversifies the fleet and services that call at Port Everglades, and generates additional opportunities for international trade to and from South


said Jim Pyburn, Director of Business Development for Port Everglades.

On August 25, US Senator Bob Casey and Representative Bob Brady joined with local officials at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to announce that funding is complete for the Delaware River Deepening Project, which will deepen the shipping channel in the Delaware River from 40 to 45 feet to accommodate new and larger vessels.

(L to R): B. Butler, president, ILA Local 1291; Sen. B. Casey; L. Holt, president, Holt Logistics; Rep. B. Brady; P. Eiding, president, Philadelphia Council, AFL-CIO; and J. Sweeney, chairman, PhilaPort, formerly PRPA.

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