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JAXPORT today announced the addition of the world’s No. 1 container shipping company, Maersk Line, to the growing number of global carriers with regular container cargo service through Jacksonville.
Maersk Line’s decision to add a weekly service through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal starting in July 2015 means nine of the world’s top 10 global container carriers now offer their customers the efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of moving goods into and out of Northeast Florida.
Maersk Line’s TP10 is a new service between the U.S. East Coast and Northern China and South Korea. It offers direct service from Jacksonville to Xingang, Qingdao and Shanghai in China and Busan in South Korea. SSA Marine will provide stevedoring services at Blount Island.
“What better way to illustrate JAXPORT’s increasingly visible role in international trade than to welcome the world’s largest container line,” said JAXPORT Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Roy Schleicher. “When you add Maersk to our already outstanding ocean carrier offerings and then consider what’s attracted them—the transportation and intermodal network easily accessed from our terminals, the quality of our skilled workforce, the major investments in our infrastructure and our room to grow—it’s clear JAXPORT just makes good business sense.”
“We believe our role is to respond to the needs of global shippers who face a wide-range of market and economic challenges. Through our partnership with JAXPORT, we mark the beginning of a new TP10 direct service that provides greater convenience and enhanced transit times for shippers doing business between Northern Asia and South Korea and Northern Florida and the U.S. Southeast. We’ll work closely with JAXPORT to ensure we’re supporting our customers’ success and the promises they make to their customers,” said Michael White, president of Maersk Line North America.
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JAXPORT is a full-service, international trade seaport situated at the crossroads of the nation’s rail and highway network. More than 1 million containers move through Jacksonville’s public and private marine terminals annually. Find out more at JAXPORT.com/cargo.
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line, a trusted global transportation company and a division of the Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused, reliable global ocean transportation services.
The Maersk Line global service network penetrates the world’s major ports and local markets directly and via dedicated feeder networks. This broad and extensive network is supported by a global staff of 25,000 employees in 374 offices, located in more than 125 countries. Resources to ensure exceptional service performance include: 3.4 million containers—including 10,000+ flat-rack and open tops, and over 610 container vessels that are among the most modern, secure, and environmentally friendly to sail the oceans.
Maersk Line is committed to innovating to deliver industry-leading on-time delivery, faster and easier ocean freight processes and support, and environmental sustainability.
For more information: www.maerskline.com
Contact: Timothy Simpson, Maersk Line, Director of Marketing & Communications for North America, 973-514-5569