Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Hamburg Süd to leave Savannah for Charleston
Hamburg Süd announced it would move its U.S. East Coast to Australia/New Zealand and Latin American services from Savannah, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina.
The move would be effective by mid-September, the German container-shipping line said in a statement, with the first ship call Charleston, the Bahia Grande on September 21 of this year.
"Hamburg Süd wishes to thank the Georgia Ports Authority for its support and cooperation in Savannah over the past years," the liner said in its statement.
Hamburg Süd announced a similar shift of its Pacific Coast/Western Mediterranean services recently from the Port of Seattle to the nearby Port of Tacoma as part of its vessel-sharing agreement with fellow-German shipping line, and Grand Alliance member Hapag-Lloyd. The Port of Tacoma had announced the service shift would bring in additional 32,000 TEUs to its Washington United Terminals operation.
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