Partnership between Panama and Jacksonville to ship vehicles
JAXPORT (Jacksonville, Florida) is the number one car and heavy equipment export port in the US and Panama’s SC Line is big in shipping and distributing vehicles in Latin America.
Now the bi-weekly USATRUCK route will connect JAXPORT with Colombia, Panama and Venezuela. SC lines ships have already made the first pick up at Jacksonville’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal.
SC Line will call twice a month at Talleyrand to pick up new General Motors vehicles along with used heavy equipment. SC Line will also make stopovers in Port Everglades and Houston on its routes to Columbia.
From there, the vehicles are unloaded for shipment throughout Central America and South America.
The SC Line ships can accommodate up to 3,000 vehicles. From October 2011 through August this year, Jacksonville’s port moved 555,633 automobile imports and exports. This is an 18% rise from the same 11-month period of the previous year.
Blado Caimares, Senior Account Executive at SC Line sums up the goal, “Jacksonville is a strategic port for us. It is the place to come as we look to grow our volumes and we want everyone to know there’s a new way to ship vehicles. These are brand-new vehicles going straight to the dealers, so the demand is there and the flow is long term.”
An official press release from JAXPORT’s Nancy Rubin says SC Line executives chose Jacksonville because of its proximity to highways, accessibility to auctions, quality port-based automotive processors and ease of doing business.
SC Line is working together with Seaonus Stevedoring at Talleyrand and Export Freight & Brokers, Inc., a shipping company concentrating on heavy equipment exports.
The Jacksonville deal is part of an overall SC Lines expansion strategy. Earlier the company won an account with General Motors. Next SC Lines is looking at expanding its US service by adding a Baltimore stop.
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