Sealand to Offer New Port Everglades Service - Global Trade Magazine
  August 5th, 2015 | Written by

Sealand to Offer New Port Everglades Service

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  • Port Everglades will be Sealand’s first and last U.S. port of call on Panama to U.S. East Coast service.
  • The new vessel call is expected to boost cargo carried in and out of the port by Florida East Coast Railway trains.
  • Sealand opened a new 13,000 square foot headquarters complex in nearby Miramar last January.

Ocean carrier Sealand will begin making regular calls at Port Everglades, Florida, later this month as part of its new North Atlantic Express service.

The port will be the line’s first U.S. port-of-call from Panama with calls at ports north along the U.S. East Coast and its last call on the return leg to Panama.

The new vessel call is expected to move an additional 20,000 TEUs (20-foot container units) through the Broward County port annually.

In addition, it’s expected to “boost cargo carried in and out of the port by Florida East Coast Railway trains and by trucks,” according to a statement released by the port, which handled more than 1 million TEUs last year.

Announcement of the new service follows the opening of Sealand’s new 13,000 square foot headquarters complex in nearby Miramar last January.

The Copenhagen, Denmark-based Maersk Group formed its Sealand subsidiary in 2014 to handle its trade within the Americas.

One of the largest container carriers and logistics services providers in the world, Maersk operates in more than 130 countries, employs more than 89,000 people and had $47 billion in revenue last year.

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