Ft. Lauderdale shipping company launches new Nassau service from Port Everglades
FT. LAUDERDALE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is introducing a new service from Broward County’s Port Everglades to Nassau, Bahamas, planned for three weekly sailings. The new MSC Nassau, Bahamas service is targeting increased business from South Florida to the Bahamas with an eye on future trans-shipments through Port Everglades for cargo originating in other global markets.
“MSC’s new service offers opportunities for smaller shippers who want to trans-ship through South Florida to the Bahamas,” says Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen. “There is a significant demand for this service from Port Everglades due to the Port’s direct access to the interstate highway system and proximity to Bahamas.”
Port officials estimate that MSC’s new Nassau service could generate an additional 20,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually for Port Everglades. MSC cargo is handled through Port Everglades Terminals, which is Port Everglades’ second largest containerized cargo terminal operator.
Port Everglades’s officials recently greeted the arrival of the first ship in the rotation, the 585 TEU, 7,565-ton MSC Aures. Port Director Allen was on hand to present a welcoming plaque to MSC General Manager Jose Moreno.