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JACKSONVILLE/FREEPORT FEEDER SERVICE LAUNCHED

JACKSONVILLE/FREEPORT FEEDER SERVICE LAUNCHED

   USA SuperRoutes has started its Freeport, Bahamas/Jacksonville feeder service.

   The goal of the tug-and-barge service is to feed cargo from the Bahamas hub port to Jacksonville, which will be used as a distribution point for the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Southeast and Gulf markets.

   The service was a collaborative effort between the Jacksonville Port Authority, Freeport Container Port Ltd., and Peeples Industries Inc.

   Peeples established the transportation and distribution capabilities of the system by establishing a consortium of companies comprising Peeples, West Atlantic Transport and Transloading Service, GST Logistics, Team Lines GmbH & Co., and Bridge Terminal Transport.

   The serve sails from Jacksonville on Sunday calling Freeport on Tuesday, and departs Freeport on Friday for return to Jacksonville.

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