Starting in June 2016, shipping company Hapag-Lloyd will add a new call in Port Everglades to its Mediterranean Gulf Express (MGX) service.
Florida International Terminal (FIT), operated by SAAM since 2005 in Port Everglades – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will add a new service. Starting next month, shipping company Hapag-Lloyd will include Port Everglades in the rotation of its Mediterranean Gulf Express (MGX) service, increasing its coverage between Europe
and Southeast Florida.
The first MGX call at FIT will take place in June, with a rotation that includes the ports of Cagliari, Livorno, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Port Everglades, Kingston, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston and New Orleans.
Klaus Stadthagen, FIT’s General Manager, said, “This new service will have a positive impact for our clients, who will now have more alternatives to ship their cargo from and to Europe. The arrival of the MGX service to our terminal is an acknowledgement to the quality and efficiency of our operation, and supports the undergoing development plans that our terminal and Port Everglades have for the coming years.”
At present, the terminal provides services to shipping companies such as Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming and more recently, Sealand and APL. Since it started operations, cargo movement through FIT has grown, reaching more than 170,000 TEU in 2015.
FIT announced in April the renewal of its concession for a period of 10 years. Within addition to the extension until 2025, Florida International
Terminal has the option of adding another two renewals for five years each.