Grimaldi adds Boston to West Africa service
Grimaldi Group has added the port of Boston to its twice-monthly, direct U.S./West Africa roll-on/roll-off service.
The service also calls New York, Baltimore and Jacksonville, Fla., and sails directly to Dakar, Tema, Lome, Cotonou and Lagos, where Grimaldi has its own ro/ro terminal. Connecting service is provided on Grimaldi vessels to other African ports including Banjul, Conakry, Freetown, Abidjan, Takoradi, Douala, Pointe Noire, Luanda and Boma.
The service moves cars, trucks, tractors, buses and other vehicles and equipment, Grimaldi said.
In addition to the direct West Africa service, Grimaldi said it offers transshipment service through weekly Atlantic Container Line sailings, which transship via Antwerp to Africa aboard Grimaldi vessels. Those ships also serve the ports of Halifax; Norfolk, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; and Houston, and allow customers the option of moving overflow cargo on ACL vessels versus waiting for the next direct Grimaldi voyage.
Grimaldi is accepting deliveries for its inaugural call in mid-April at Diversified Automotive, Boston AutoPort, 100 Terminal St., in the Charlestown section of Boston.