Shanghai – Panama Transit Accelerated

Evergreen Line shipping company has announced a new transit time of 25 days for their Far East - Panama Service from Shanghai to Colón.

Monday, April 6, 2009


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The company shortened the transit time between the Taiwan hub at Kaohsiung to Mexico from 23 to only 16 days, resulting in a transit time of 25 days for the route from Shanghai to the Caribbean hub in Puerto Colón, Panama.

The press release by the shipping company stated: "Evergreen is pleased that, even in today's challenging and competitive market in Latin America and the Caribbean, we are able to find ways of developing our services and focus on our customers’ needs"

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