Improvements to MSC’s East Coast South America (ECSA) service to and from the US & Mexican Gulf.
MSC’s current Amazon Service (Gulf to ECSA) and our US Gulf feeder service will be replaced with the following two services:
Gulf to ECSA String I
US/MEX Gulf to Brazil via Panama & Colombia in collaboration with Hamburg Süd
7 vessels of 5’500 TEU capacity shared between MSC and Hamburg Süd. 49 days roundtrip
Gulf to ECSA String II
US/MEX Gulf to Argentina/Uruguay & Brazil in collaboration with Hapag Lloyd and NYK
8 vessels of 5’500 TEU capacity shared between MSC, Hapag Lloyd and NYK. 56 days roundtrip
New direct connections from/to Gulf to Argentina & Uruguay
New direct Brazilian ports from/to Gulf (Itapoa, Salvador, Suape)
Significantly reduced transit time from Gulf to Brazil versus previous Amazon Service
New Direct service to Cartagena from ECSA
Full coverage of all ECSA ports
The new services will be effective from first week of July 2015
For further information on transit times and scheduled departures please click here or contact your local MSC office.