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MSC unveils new connections to JAXPORT and South America

Posted on February 28, 2024

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has combined two existing container services, resulting in additional direct port calls between the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and the West Coast of South America.

The improved service now makes weekly calls to Jacksonville, opening up additional connections to Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Costa Rica ports.

MSC’s new Ecuador-NWC and Scan Baltic-USA rotation combines the Scan Baltic to USA service, which currently uses JAXPORT, with the Ecuador to NWC service.

The newly constructed Ecuador-NWC and Scan Baltic-USA cycle marks JAXPORT’s first and only direct container service to South America’s West Coast.

As part of the upgrading, MSC has reportedly raised the size of the ships utilised in the service to 9,000-TEU vessels. The service began calling Jacksonville in February 2024, with the arrival of the MSC Vita.

The new port rotation is the following:

Klaipėda, Lithuania; Gdynia, Poland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Bremerhaven, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Felixstowe, United Kingdom; Le Havre, France; Boston; New York; Philadelphia; Norfolk; Jacksonville; Freeport, The Bahamas; Panama Canal; Rodman, Panama; Guayaquil and Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador, Paita, Peru; Panama Canal; Cristóbal, Panama; Moín, Costa Rica; Antwerp, Belgium; Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Bremerhaven, Germany.

JAXPORT Chief Commercial Officer, Robert Peek, said: “These new connections are another significant step in our strategy to diversify our trade lanes and serve global markets. The new Ecuador-NWC and Scan Baltic-USA rotation expands our reach by offering direct service to new ports, enhancing our customers’ abilities to move cargo efficiently around the world.”

Recently, JAXPORT Chief Executive Officer, Eric Green, outlined major growth initiatives currently underway in and around port terminals that are positioning Jacksonville for future cargo volume growth.


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