Port of Portland introduces enhanced Mediterranean container service
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 | 16:30
The Port of Portland and International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Oregon, have recently welcomed a newly expanded containership service offered by Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud.
This expanded service connects the Pacific Northwest and the Mediterranean with direct calls and fixed-day weekly service.
It will also offer feeder connections to the Far East, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Latin America and West Africa.
By bringing more ships to Terminal 6 and improving the regularity of the calls, the service will provide a more efficient, dependable and competitive option for shippers utilizing the Port of Portland, according to ICTSI.
“Portland offers a strong import and export market with a newly deepened navigation channel and excellent intermodal rail, truck and barge connections,” said David Trzyzewski, vice president of sales and marketing for ICTSI Oregon, Inc.
ICTSI Oregon, Inc. operates the container terminal under a 25-year lease with the Port of Portland.
Parent company ICTSI operates 22 container terminals and port projects in 17 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Portland marks the company’s first entry into the U.S. market.
The port rotation for the newly configured North America West Coast service will be as follows: Cartagena, Manzanillo (Mexico), Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Manzanillo (Mexico), Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Caucedo, Tangier, Valencia, Cagliari, Livorno, Genoa, Marseilles-Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Tangier and Cartagena.
Source: Port Technology