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Hamburg Süd Begins Seasonal Service for Mangos and Grapes

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 28, 2018

Image: Hamburg Süd

Image: Hamburg Süd

German shipping company Hamburg Süd is resuming its weekly direct service from Peru’s Port of Paita to Philadelphia just in time for the forthcoming mango and grape season in South America.

The international logistics service provider said in a press release that with a transit time of eleven days, the service provides exporters in Peru and US importers a premium product designed specifically with these sensitive cargoes in mind.

The release quoted Frank Smet, Chief Commercial Officer Hamburg Süd as saying: "At Hamburg Süd being customer-oriented also entails reacting flexibly to the demands of our customers. This includes making our transport capacities available to them when they are particularly needed."

He added: "After the successful launch last year, we have now resumed our seasonal service for mangoes and grapes.”

With the fast transit time and a fleet of state-of-the-art reefer equipment, Hamburg Süd offers a tailor-made best-in-class product that caters to the strong demand for these fruits in the US market.

Connections to the US Gulf Coast and other ports along the US East Coast, such as Houston, Port Everglades and New York, as well as to Europe, are also available through the extensive Hamburg Süd network via the transshipment hub in Cartagena.

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