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MSC container shipping service links Chile with US East Coast

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has launched its new service designed to improve Chile’s connection with the East Coast of the United States. The service to Wilmington DE marks the first time the container shipping company has included this destination on its list of itineraries.

The ship MSC AVNI NX905R was the first to make use of the route, sailing from San Antonio, Chile.

“The route’s main advantage is that it makes it possible to fumigate the cargo on the same day in the port, which allows for its pick-up the day after the unloading,” said Cristián Montenegro, commercial director at MSC Chile.

The representative of the shipping company said that in 2018, MSC tested the route successfully, after which the company decided to establish the regular weekly service to Wilmington.

“It is a very important port for fruit marketing, and with this new route we can offer the best transit times and complement our other services,” said Montenegro.

The new destination in the MSC global network will be offered with transshipment in Freeport, Bahamas, and with a transit time of 15 days from San Antonio, with weekly arrivals on Sundays. This service should stay operative until the end of March 2019.

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