A new joint service to South America will boost cargo through NTC the new Seagirt Marine Terminal by 6,000 containers a year, the Maryland Port Administration announced.
Mediterranean Shipping Co. of Geneva, Switzerland, and Empremar S.A., the national shipping line of Chile will begin the joint service on Oct. 7 with the departure of the MV Presidente Aguirre Cerda from New York. The joint service will provide service to ports on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts and ports in Peru and Chile.
The joint operation is expected to handle about 6,000 containers annually through Seagirt, according to Maryland Port Administration press release.
Mediterranean, which has been calling at the Seagirt terminal since it opened in September 1990, already has a weekly service to North Europe, which handled about 15,000 containers in 1990, according to Capt. Lorenzo di Casagrande, the vice president of Containership Agency Inc., the agency that represents both lines.