Geneva, Switzerland, 15 June 2015. We are pleased to announce improvements to MSC’s East Coast South America (ECSA) service to and from the US & Mexican Gulf, effective from the first week of July. MSC’s current Amazon Service (Gulf to ECSA) and our US Gulf feeder service will be replaced with the following services:
Gulf to ECSA String I
Deploying 7 x 5,500 TEU vessels between them, MSC and Hamburg Süd will make the roundtrip from US/MEX Gulf to Brazil via Panama & Colombia in 49 days.
Gulf to ECSA String II
It will take just 56 days for MSC to make the roundtrip from US/MEX Gulf to Argentina/Uruguay & Brazil ports in collaboration with Hapag Lloyd and NYK, deploying 8 x 5,500 TEU vessels.
“Thanks to the new direct connections and increased port coverage our customers will benefit from significantly reduced transit times from US & Mexican Gulf to Brazil as well as a direct service to Argentina & Uruguay from the Gulf compared to the previous Amazon Service,” explains Alfonso Fusillo, Senior VP at MSC, “This improved service now offers full coverage of all ECSA ports.”