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Port Houston welcomes new ZIM service

Posted on February 12, 2024

Port Houston has announced that ZIM Shipping Company’s new line, Gulf Toucan, arrived at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

This line reportedly connects the east coast of South America to the Gulf of Mexico and the US, with eight 2,800 TEU vessels.

Daniel Sutton, SVP Gulf Pacific, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, said: “We are excited to introduce a brand new Latin American service from the U.S. Gulf owned and operated exclusively by ZIM Integrated Shipping.

“The ZGT Service continues our ongoing expanded Latin American network and will provide excellent transit times from Houston in the East Coast of South America and will also provide service to our Central American, Caribbean and West Coast South America customers through connections to our network in Kingston, Jamaica and Cartagena, Colombia.

“We look forward to working with Port Houston and both new and existing customers to make this new service a success.”

According to Port Houston, the Gulf Toucan service will operate on a line calling:

Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Navegantes or Itapoa – Paranagua – Santos – Rio De Janeiro – Cartagena – Kingston – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – Mobile – Kingston – Cartagena – Santos – Buenos Aires.


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