Lykes Lines is increasing its port calls at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, on its U.S. Gulf – East Coast South America service.
The service, operating in two loops, will now call at the port
weekly, instead of once every two weeks.
The first new call on the Vitria loop will be on April 3 with the TMM Tabasco.
“The trade from South America is growing rapidly,” says Tony DeCiccio, VP Commercial, Americas. “We already call at most ports weekly. Adding Puerto Cabello is a natural improvement to the service with a northbound call on both loops.”
The whole service was upgraded last October, with faster transit times and more frequent calls at major ports. The service is operated via Salvador or Vitria.
Via Salvador, the port rotation is: Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, New
Orleans, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires, Itajai, Santos (northbound), Rio de Janeiro (northbound), Puerto Cabello (northbound), Veracruz.
Via Vitria, the rotation is: Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, New
Orleans, Vitria, Santos, Buenos Aires, Itajai, Santos (northbound),
Rio de Janeiro (northbound), Puerto Cabello (northbound).
The six ships on the service are the Lykes Falcon, Lykes Eagle, Lykes
Condor, Libra Houston, Libra Buenos Aires and TMM Tabasco, ranging
between 1180 and 1650TEU.
Lykes Lines, based in Tampa, Florida, operates shipping services between ports in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, South America, Central
America, the Caribbean, North Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia.
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