Evergreen Shipping has launched a new weekly container service to and from the Caribbean and the Port of New Orleans (NOLA), growing export business for commodities such as resin, poultry, forestry and agricultural products.
The addition of the CAJ service adds to the Taiwanese line’s current offerings in and out of New Orleans on the Ocean Alliance’s Asia and North Europe services.
The new service will be handled by terminal operator Ports America at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The direct ports of call will be Manzanillo, Colon, Kingston and Port Au Prince with connections to/from Asia, West Coast South America and the Caribbean.
Port NOLA president and CEO Brandy D. Christian said: “We are thrilled to welcome Evergreen’s new service to the Port and for the opportunity to provide our shippers with increased global connectivity through Evergreen’s extensive network of services in Panama.”
The service may also help the port, which saw 13% loaded import container volume growth last year, generate further import growth from overseas markets. It now has a total of 13 direct weekly container services.
Christian added: “The addition of the Evergreen service at this time underscores confidence in Port NOLA’s and our terminal operators’ ability to move cargo throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic challenges, keeping the health and safety of our frontline employees top of mind.”