Seaboard Marine enhanced their North Atlantic services to include a weekly service at the Port of New York and New Jersey, connecting Red Hook Container Terminal, Brooklyn to key ports in Central America. The “North Atlantic – North Central America” service commenced on April 29, 2019, from Santo Tomas, Guatemala.
The weekly service directly connects Brooklyn, NY with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Service started with the 2,000 TEU class Seaboard Atlantic, which arrived at Red Hook Container Terminal on May 6, 2019. The following week, Seaboard Marine launched a second ship for weekly service. The ACRUX N, a 1,740 TEU capacity container ship, embarked from Puerto Cortes, Honduras, arriving on at Red Hook on May 13. The two-vessel string carries general merchandise cargo including produce and apparel.
Seaboard Marine, which operates a fleet of over 25 vessels and more than 60,000 dry, refrigerated, specialized containers and related equipment, provides cargo shipping in over 28 countries in the western hemisphere. The addition of this service allows the Port of New York and New Jersey to tap into an expanding market for fresh produce imports.
The Port of New York and New Jersey is the country’s second largest importer of refrigerated goods, representing 13.7 percent of the US market – according to Descartes Datamyne.