FRUIT shippers will benefit from a new port call in Brazil this year, thanks to an additional call announced by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.
From beginning of August to end of January 2018, MSC will be enhancing its South America East Coast/North Europe service (NWC-SAEC I) with a last port call at Pecem before sailing to Europe.
The period coincides with the peak fruit season, and will be of particular interest for exporters of melons. Main destinations for this commodity, and other fruits exported on this route are Rotterdam and other ports in North Europe.
Transit times from Pecem with direct calls: Antwerp 10 days / Rotterdam 12 days / Hamburg 14 days / Bremrehaven 16 days / Le Havre 18 days.