MSC starts two new services
Mediterranean Shipping Co. said it will launch two services this month linking Pacific Coast ports to Central and South America.
The Puma service will link ports in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. Weekly calls will be made in Long Beach; Oakland; Manzanillo, Mexico; Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; and Balboa, Panama.
The service will offer fortnightly service to Puerto Quetza in Guatemala and Acajutla in El Salvador, alternating calls in those two ports every other voyage. Likewise it will offer alternating weekly calls to the Mexican ports of Salina Cruz and Mazatlan. MSC Peru, the first ship in the service, will sail from Balboa on April 29 Long Beach on May 5, and Oakland May 6. Ships of about 1,500-1,600 TEUs will be employed.
The Condor service will link Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Panama. Weekly service will be offered to the ports of Balboa, Callao, Palta, Guayaquil and Buenaventura. The first sailing, by the MSC Paola, will depart Balboa on April 18.