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LYKES ADDS RIO HAINA TO NORTH AMERICA-AFRICA LINK

LYKES ADDS RIO HAINA TO NORTH AMERICA-AFRICA LINK

   Lykes Lines has added Rio Haina in the Dominican Republic as a port of call on its North America-Africa “East Coast Loop” multi-purpose service.

   The carrier said that it has also signed a deal with Global Container Lines, a regional carrier, to transship cargo between South African and East African ports. A new agent, African Liner Agencies Ltd, has been appointed in East Africa.

   The East Coast Loop service calls at Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Rio Haina, Dakar, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, New York, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Hamilton (the latter in summer months only). Other ports are called on inducement.

   Lykes’ multi-purpose service can carry containers, bulk, break bulk and roll-on/roll-off cargoes.

   Lykes said that the new call in the Dominican Republic opens three markets: Canada and the U.S. East Coast to the Dominican Republic; Canada to Mexico; and Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America to Africa via Rio Haina.