Portland receives first German Hamburg Süd container ship on new trade route
Containership Cap Cleveland inaugurated a new service offering freight connections between US Pacific Northwest and Mediterranean ports when she docked recently at the Port of Portalnd, to be greeted by port officials and container terminal managers from Philippine-based International Container Services Inc.
Hamburg Süd offers new and more regular calls to Mediterraneon ports as well as feeder connections to the Far East, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Latin America and West Africa.
“This comes as very good news, and it will significantly increase our volumes out of Portland,” said Lee Goodwin, manager, international transportation for Boise Inc. “Using this enhanced weekly service will improve efficency, cost savings and flexibility in our schedules.” Boise Inc. exports containerized paper products from Pacific Northwest mills through Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland.
The port rotation for the newly configured North America West Coast service will be: Cartagena, Manzanillo (Mexico), Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Manzanillo (Mexico), Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Caucedo, Tangier, Valencia, Cagliari, Livorno, Genoa, Marseilles-Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Tangier and back to Cartagena.