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Vehicle and breakbulk carrier chooses JAXPORT as partner in strategic expansion
October 19, 2012
Panama-based SC Line, which specializes in vehicle, truck and heavy equipment transport, is now calling on JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal as part of its USATRUCK roll-on/roll-off service. The bi-weekly service connects JAXPORT with Colombia, Panama and Venezuela.
SC Line executives chose JAXPORT because of its proximity to highways, accessibility to auctions, quality port-based automotive processors and ease of doing business.
“Jacksonville is a strategic port for us. It is the place to come as we look to grow our volumes and we want everyone to know there’s a new way to ship vehicles,” said Blado Caimares, Senior Account Executive at SC Line.
SC Line is partnering with Seaonus Stevedoring at Talleyrand, as well as Export Freight & Brokers, Inc. (EFB Export) a worldwide shipping company concentrating on heavy equipment exports. SC Lines recently acquired General Motors as an account.
“SC Line opens a great deal of opportunity for us and for Jacksonville,” said Rick Sharp, Vice President of Seaonus. “The potential for increasing breakbulk and ro-ro volumes into SC Lines’ markets in Latin America is incredible and we are eager to expand along with them.”
“We’re proud to welcome SC Lines to Jacksonville and prouder still that JAXPORT’s reputation for ease of doing business, our unparalleled connections and our efficiencies are what brought them here,” said JAXPORT Executive Vice President Roy Schleicher. “It’s always gratifying when our customers realize the benefits of doing business here and we look forward to helping SC Line grow.”
SC Line's hub in Cartagena, Colombia links both the SC Line East Coast USATRUCK route with the Gulf's MEXTRUCK route. It services Houston, Altamira, Veracruz, Cartagena and Santa Marta, which features a 500,000 square foot Free Trade Zone.
JAXPORT is the No. 1 vehicle export port in the United States.