Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has started new car carrier services that transport vehicles produced in Mexico to ports in NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) region.
MOL launched the new services from both the East and West Coast of Mexico to the United States, the largest destination of Mexican made vehicles, to meet increased customers’ needs.
For the service from east coast of Mexico to the east coast of the U.S., Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co., Ltd. and World Logistics Service (USA), Inc., both MOL Group company, have joined forces to provide weekly shuttle services with three car carrier vessels from Veracruz, Mexico, to ports in Jacksonville-FL, Brunswick-GA, Baltimore-MD, Newark-NJ, and Davisville-RI in the United States. The shipment was done by MV Cosmos Ace (46,346 GT; capacity: 4,100 units) which sailed from Veracruz in March 2014, followed by MV Harmony Ace (47,519 GT; capacity: 4,800 units) and MV World Spirit (37,949 GT; capacity: 3,200 units).
Furthermore, MOL will launch new car carrier service from the west coast of Mexico to the west coast of North America to offer transport from Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, to San Diego-CA, Richmond- CA, Portland-OR, and Tacoma-WA in the United States, and New Westminster-BC in Canada which is planned to be a weekly service for some regions.
MOL assumed exports of automobiles from Mexico will continue to expand.
MOL, April 7, 2014