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Port of Mobile gains new Central American service

The Alabama Port Authority is pleased to announce new ocean service to and from Central America for containerized cargo shippers.

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The Alabama Port Authority is pleased to announce new ocean service to and from Central America for containerized cargo shippers.  Sealand – a Maersk Company – introduced the Bonita Express, a direct, all-water service between the Port of Mobile, the Puerto Cortes in Honduras and Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala. The new ocean route provides rapid transit for North and Central American shippers and connectivity to inland Nicaragua and El Salvador markets.

John C. Driscoll, director and chief executive for the Port Authority, praised the new service as “providing an efficient and competitive ocean carriage option into Central America growth markets.” Containerized cargo movements through the Port of Mobile’s uncongested and fluid gateway consistently posts year over year double digit growth.

The inaugural vessel ASIAN MOON called the Port Authority’s container terminal today discharging and loading a balance of imports and export containers. The Inter-American Development Bank reports on Latin America international trade flows. In its 2022 report, the Bank reported Honduras and Guatemala trade with the United States posted year over year growth, 2020 and 2021, of 49.9 percent and 20.5 percent respectively.

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Economy

If container volumes hold their pattern, it could make for another record-breaking year.

State

These improvements mark the fourth time the Alabama Port Authority and APM Terminals have expanded the container terminal.

Economy

April 2022 results for container volumes through the Port of Mobile show a 39.7 percent increase over April 2021 volumes.

Economy

Containers rose 33.0 percent, refrigerated containers rose 80.9 percent, and rail intermodal transfers rose 148.2 percent.