Hamburg Süd has resumed its weekly direct service between Peru and the US East Coast in time for the forthcoming mango and grape season in South America.
The service will be operational from November 2018 to February 2019, with a transit time of 11 days from the Port of Paita, Peru, to Philadelphia.
According to the carrier, the fast transit time and its fleet of state-of-the-art reefer equipment caters toward the strong demand for these fruits in the US market.
The company’s chief commercial officer, Frank Smet, said: “At Hamburg Süd being customer-oriented also entails reacting flexibly to the demands of our customers. This includes making our transport capacities available to them when they are particularly needed.”
Hamburg Süd offers connections to the US Gulf Coast and other ports along the US East Coast, such as Houston, Port Everglades and New York, as well as to Europe via the transhipment hub in Cartagena.