Aliana to launch new east coast South America – US. Gulf project cargo/breakbulk service

by Canadian Shipper

Aliana Navegacao & Logistica Ltda. announced today that it will commence a new service at the beginning of November, focusing on the needs of breakbulk, project and rolling cargo shippers and operating between key ports of East Coast South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.S. Gulf.

The service will use two multi-purpose vessels, the Intrepido and the Independente operating on a 25-day rotation and connecting Rio de Janeiro, Sepetiba, Santos, Paranagua, Itajai, Puerto Cabello, Kingston, Veracruz, Tampico-Altamira and Houston. It will commence with the October 30th call of the Intrepido at Rio.

According to Aliana’s North American General Manager J.R. Salgado, the ships are specially designed to handle roll-on/roll-off, breakbulk and project cargoes as well as standard containers. Each are equipped with three 36-ton lift-capacity shipboard cranes and a combined two-crane lift ability of up to 70 tons.

“These two additional ships complement two similar vessels which we have been operating for nearly two years now as part of our UCLA service linking Houston and New Orleans with Mexico and East Coast South America. Their addition, operating in counter-rotation to the UCLA service vessels, doubles our overall ability to handle the growing volume of oversized project cargoes which have been moving on these trade routes in recent years everything from massive electrical generation system components to oil well and mining equipment, heavy manufacturing systems and components, and shells for commercial transit vehicles.”

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