Friday, October 19, 2012
Jacksonville new stop on SC Line trade route to Latin America
SC Line, which transports automobile cargo to Latin America, will start calling twice a month at the Talleyrand terminal at Port of Jacksonville, Fla., helping to boost the port's fiscal recovery.
"These are brand-new vehicles going straight to the dealers, so the demand is there and the flow is long-term," said Blado Caimares, senior account executive at SC Line.
SC Line also makes stops in Port Everglades and Houston on its routes to Columbia, where cargo is unloaded for shipment throughout Central America and South America. The vessels will carry General Motors vehicles as well as used heavy equipment.
From October 2011 through August 2012, Jacksonville handled 555,633 automobile imports and exports. Volume was up 18 percent from the same 11-month period the year before when the port handled 470,403 shipments.
For more of the Florida Times-Union story: jacksonville.com
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