A new weekly service by APL will go to Valparaiso, Callao, Buenaventura, Balboa, Manzanillo, Jacksonville, New York, and Charleston.
An article on Prensa.com reports that the head of Latin America Markets for APL, Efrain Osorio said that "... this new service will provide a faster journey time for the U.S. market for reefers and dry goods, with modern equipment and priority for handling refrigerated cargo. "
While the canal expansion is not finished the Maersk and Evergreen shipping lines are transporting goods in post Panamax ships through the Suez Canal.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) estimated that the temporary transfer of some of the services of Evergreen and Maersk Line shipping means they will lose out on $44 and $30 million respectively. To date, the expansion works are 75% complete and it is expected that the new locks will begin operating in January 2016.
Evergreen Line shipping company has announced a new transit time of 25 days for their Far East - Panama Service from Shanghai to Colón.
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.
SGL Panama specialize in logistics, distribution, warehousing, transportation, shipping and logistics for equipment, heavy machinery, recreational vehicles and construction materials.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 836 5653 - (305) 392 5766
Maersk Line is the core liner shipping activity of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, and the leading container shipping company in the world.
Operates in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
Phone: (507) 210-6512