176 Concord Street, P.O. Box 22287, Charleston, SC 29413-2287
Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
Telephone: 843-577-8121 • Fax: 843-577-8127 • e-mail: EDhand@scspa.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
East Coast South America Services Consolidate In Charleston
The members of the East Coast United
States/East Coast South America Vessel Sharing Agreement have
realigned their three loops into two, both calling the Port of
The move allows for the replacement
of 11 smaller ships with six new 3,800-TEU ships.
Members of the "ECUS/ECSA VSA"
Maersk Sealand; P&O Nedlloyd;
Hamburg-Sud subsidiaries, Alianca Navegacao & Logistica
Ltd, Columbus Line and Crowley American Transport; along with
Compania Sud Americana de Vapores and its subsidiary Companhia
Libra de Navegação. Safmarine also has joined
The revised port rotations for the
proposed services are:
Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore,
Norfolk, Charleston, Jacksonville, Miami, Suape, Rio de Janeiro,
Santos, Buenos Aires, Rio Grande, Santos, Rio de Janeiro,
Suape (fortnightly), Fortaleza (fortnightly) and Philadelphia.
Norfolk, New York, Charleston,
Jacksonville, Freeport, Miami, Puerto Cabello, Santos, Paranagua,
Sao Francisco do Sul, Santos, Salvador, Puerto Cabello, Freeport
Port coverage remains largely the
same, with only Savannah in the U.S. no longer being served direct.