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Seaboard Marine Expands New Orleans Service to Include South Central America & Colombia

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Seaboard Marine today announced the launch of a new weekly service commencing Sunday, July 24, 2016, from New Orleans connecting U.S. exporters to Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica in addition to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

The expanded service, which previously served only north Central America, will now provide U.S. importers and exporters in Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica with fast, direct transit to the United States Gulf.

Jose Concepcion, Seaboard Marine Vice President, said “This is a positive development for our existing customers as well as those currently moving cargo between the Gulf and Central and South America. We are very excited about this new weekly fixed-day service and the broad possibilities for increased trade that such a fast transit time - both southbound and northbound - offers our clients.”

New Orleans Terminal LLC works ships for Seaboard Marine at the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.

“We are pleased to notify shippers of the enhanced Central American and new South American service Seaboard Marine will offer from and to New Orleans,” said Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans. “These are new direct calls with larger ships. Seaboard Marine is a great partner of the Port and provides fast and efficient connections to Central America and now South America in Colombia. We look forward to Seaboard’s continued growth from New Orleans.”

Seaboard Marine will offer direct service to and from New Orleans to Cartagena and Turbo Colombia; Manzanillo, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.

The profile for this expanded weekly service is as follows:

NEW ORLEANS | SOUTH CENTRAL AMERICA & COLOMBIA
FROM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
DELIVERY CUT-OFF
SAIL DAY ARRIVES AVAILABLE
TRANSIT TIME To Cartagena, Colombia Friday Sunday Saturday Monday 6 Days To Turbo, Colombia Friday Sunday Sunday Monday 7 Days To Manzanillo, Panama Friday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday 9 Days To Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Friday Sunday Wednesday Thursday 10 Days

TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
DELIVERY CUT-OFF
SAIL DAY ARRIVES AVAILABLE
TRANSIT TIME From Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Wednesday Thursday Saturday Monday 9 Days From Manzanillo, Panama Tuesday Wednesday Saturday Monday 10 Days From Turbo, Colombia Friday Sunday Saturday Monday 11 Days From Cartagena, Colombia Friday Saturday Saturday Monday 14 Days

FROM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA DELIVERY CUT-OFFSail DayArrivesAvailableTransit Time
To Cartagena, Colombia FridaySundaySaturday
Monday6 Days
To Turbo, Colombia FridaySundaySundayMonday7 Days
To Manzanillo, Panama FridaySundayTuesdayWednesday9 Days
To Puerto Limon, Costa Rica FridaySundayWednesdayThursday10 Days





FROM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA


DELIVERY CUT-OFF


Sail Day


Arrives


Available


Transit Time
To Puerto Limon, Costa RicaWednesdayThursdaySaturdayMonday9 Days


To Manzanillo, Panama

TuesdayWednesdaySaturdayMonday10 Days


To Turbo, Colombia

FridaySundaySaturdayMonday11 Days


To Cartagena, Colombia

FridaySaturdaySaturdayMonday14 Days

Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that provides direct, regular service between North America, the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. With a fleet of more than thirty vessels serving over forty ports, Seaboard Marine has steadily developed into a trade leader in the Western Hemisphere.