SeaLand expands service network with North Atlantic Express Service

by MM&D Online Staff

Miramar, Florida—SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, has added a North Atlantic Express (NAE) service to its comprehensive North-South network. This service is a result of a joint Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) between SeaLand and APL.

The service is designed to create even more connections across the extensive SeaLand network, serving the West Coast of South America, Central America, Caribbean and U.S. East Coast.

The announced Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) between SeaLand and APL is subject to regulatory approval. Upon receiving approval, more details will be available including: schedules, confirmed terminals, number of sailings, and more.

Overall market capacity does not change with the addition of the NAE as the implementation of this service is an output of recent overall structural changes within the trade.

NAE service description:

  • The three vessels under this VSA will offer a weekly frequency and capacity of 1700 TEUs. Two vessels will be operated by SeaLand and one by APL.
  • Service rotation: Cartagena – Manzanillo – South Florida – New York – Philadelphia – Savannah – South Florida
  • The NAE service adds significant connectivity to SeaLand’s network through transshipment hubs allowing for increased access to the America’s market.
  • Connections between Colombia, Panama (hub in Manzanillo), and the US East Coast – South Florida, New York, Philadelphia, Savannah
  • The anticipated first sailing under this new service is scheduled for late June–early July 2015