CMA CGM announces the launch of Ceiba Express, a weekly direct service starting the middle of this month that connects Florida with Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras & Guatemala.
Port rotation will be: Port Everglades – Kingston – La Guaira – Puerto Cabello – Cartagena – Puerto Cortes – Santo Tomas – Port Everglades.
The first voyage, involving containership Hansa Salzburg (IMO 9516753) will start from Port Everglades on January 14th, then on January 30th from Puerto Cortes.
Departure from Guatemala will be on Thursday morning allowing growers to pack half week production.
Three departures a week will take place from Colombia to Florida (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).
From Florida there will be a direct link to Venezuela main ports and a third departure per week to Latin America.
Meanwhile, Maersk has begun a new liner service connecting the growing Tunisian market to its mainliner services to and from Europe, Middle East and Asia. The new weekly service is operated with a dedicated ro-ro vessel between the Port of Rades and the connecting hub port of Cagliari in Italy.
“Our new offering is reducing the transit times to and from Tunisia significantly while also adding reliability and efficiency to the supply chains of our customers in this important market,” said Ruben Moratinos, Maghreb Head of Sales at Maersk. “This new solution will also allow us to connect the Eastern part of Algeria as from January 2024 with the reopening of the port of Annaba which will boost the Intra-Mediterranean trade.”
The vessel leaves the port of Tunis Rades (Tunisia) every Friday evening, calling at Cagliari (Italy) on Saturday and connecting with Maersk’s hub port in Tangier (Morocco) on Thursday.
2011-built, Portugal-flagged, 18,358 gt Hansa Salzburg is owned by Hansa Salzburg MBH & Co care of manager Leonhardt & Blumberg Ship Management of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Gard P&I on behalf of Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft “Hansa Salzburg”. As of January 6th it was in the Caribbean Sea en route from Port Everglades, US, to Puerto Santo Thomas, Guatemala.