CMA CGM has announced the launch of its new AMERICAS XL service, offering a direct connection between US East Coast (USEC) and West Coast South America.
The French container carrier will be the sole operator of the new service, which will be the only direct one on the market connecting West Coast South America to USEC.
AMERICAS XL service will offer direct weekly connection from/to Port Everglades, Philadelphia and New York from/to Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao and San Antonio, as well as connection from/to US Gulf, East Coast South America, Mediterranean, North Europe via Kingston and Cartagena.
CMA CGM noted that it will provide its customers with competitive transit time from West Coast South America to US designed for perishables and fresh fruit with minimum 500 plugs per vessel.
The rotation of the new service will be Port Everglades – Philadelphia – New York – Kingston – Buenaventura – Callao – San Antonio – Guayaquil – Cartagena – Port Everglades
CMA CGM noted the following first sailings:
- First Northbound Call: M/V DIMITRIS C - ETD Callao - 20 December 2022
- First Southbound Call: M/V DIMITRIS C - ETD Port Everglades - 8 January 2023