On 21st October MSC celebrates one year of its enhanced Central America Express service.
On 21st October MSC celebrates one year of its enhanced Central America Express service. In 2014 MSC revamped its existing service to better serve customers in Central America and the US, especially for specific commodities of fruit and fresh produce as well as textiles and clothing. The original local feeder-based service now has a more global scope and directly connects customers in Central America to more worldwide destinations, such as NWC and Mediterranean ports. MSC’s CAMEX service shows the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering quality services to its customers.
CAMEX’s regular services between the major fruit-loading ports of Central America and the US offer three direct ports of call, Port Everglades, New Orleans and Freeport, Texas. Although MSC offers just one weekly service to each of these US ports, it operates five 2,500 TEU vessels with 600 reefer plugs per vessel, which makes MSC one of the shipping lines deploying the most capacity in the area.
An important feature of the CAMEX service is MSC’s strategic partnership with the Great White Fleet (GWF), the shipping arm of Chiquita Brands, which has contributed to building MSC’s reputation for reliability. Today MSC connects cargo to/from Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica with worldwide services in both Freeport, Bahamas and Cristobal, Panama. US customers in some of the southern states can now benefit from a direct service to and from these Central American ports from Port Everglades (Miami, Florida), New Orleans and Freeport, Texas.
One of the keys to the success of MSC’s CAMEX service is their local team of experts in reefer and apparel transport, with a comprehensive knowledge of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).
After just one year of operation, the CAMEX service already offers improved reliability (96%), direct port calls and more flexible services to customers. Direct port calls and reliability on fewer feeder services allow MSC better control over the supply chain, and enables them to offer an improved quality of service to all customers on the Central American trades.
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