Hamburg Süd shipping line has awarded the contract for handling its new EMCS – Europe-Mexico/Caribbean Service to Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg.
The first ship berthed at the terminal on November 13, 2014. The regular service links Northern Europe with Central America and is scheduled to call at Hamburg on a weekly basis.
Hamburg Süd is operating the service with six container vessels each with a nominal capacity of 2,500 TEUs. The Hamburg Süd ships will call at eight ports along their route. A round trip from Marin/Pontevedra (Spain) via Antwerp, London and Hamburg to Altamira, Veracruz, Puerto Limon, Cartagena (Colombia) and back takes 42 days.
“A reliable transport chain is of the utmost importance to us in ensuring our customers receive their goods speedily and punctually. We set ourselves very high standards in terms of the quality of our services and are therefore equally discerning in the choice of our partners. EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg is known for its high productivity levels and hinterland connections,” said Uwe Gaede, General Manager Marketing and Sales Area Central Europe at Hamburg Süd.
Press Release, Image: Port of Hamburg