SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, introduced the Gulf Ocean Express (GOEX) service, a new direct, all-water service that connects the U.S. Gulf with Central America, Panama and Colombia on 22nd March, 2018.
SeaLand transshipment hubs in Cartagena and Manzanillo provide shippers with full access to SeaLand’s Americas service network. The first sailing is April 5th from Cartagena, April 16th from Houston, and April 18th from New Orleans.
SeaLand continues the expansion of its comprehensive Americas service network by adding U.S. Gulf capacity to address the needs of customers for increased volumes by connecting to major U.S. markets and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six Class I railroads and the interstate highway system.
GOEX serves U.S. export cargo out of the Gulf including resins, chemicals, paper, mining and metals, and frozen meat, as well as U.S. imports of agricultural products such as fresh fruits, forestry, automotive/transportation, chemicals, and apparel. Also, GOEX will serve special cargo (breakbulk/out-of-gauge) out of Houston and New Orleans.
GOEX Service rotation:
Northbound: Cartagena – Manzanillo – Puerto Cortes – Santo Tomas de Castilla – Houston – New Orleans
Southbound: Houston – New Orleans – Puerto Cortes – Santo Tomas de Castilla – Cartagena – Manzanillo
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