Friday, June 29, 2012
Mediterranean Shipping Company calls at JAXPORT
The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a major international shipping line, has started a weekly service between Jacksonville, Florida's Talleyrand Marine Terminals and two Central American ports, according to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).
The direct weekly service will call at the ports of Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala and Puerto Cortez, Honduras. The revised MSC route allows JAXPORT to offer improved transit times to Central American markets, and will provide access to broader global markets through MSC's transshipment hub in Freeport, Bahamas.
Guatemala and Honduras primarily trade agricultural products such as bananas, coffee and shrimp, as well as textiles, garments, minerals. The countries have strong market for U.S. exports, especially agricultural machinery, chemicals, building materials and general consumer merchandise.
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