SC Line has begun a new service catering to shippers of new and used vehicles, boats and heavy equipment from Port Everglades, Fla., to Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
“We are a very clean, boutique service, addressing the shipping needs of corporate truck and car manufacturers such as Navistar/International, Mack, Sofasa/Renault, VW, among others,” said Farid Escobar, SC Line’s South Florida manager, in a statement. “In line with our management's long term strategic development plan, we opened a full commercial and operational branch in South Florida."
FTS will provide stevedoring and cargo handling services at Port Everglades and USA Maritime is the carrier's ship agent. SC Line is also retaining Alpha Marine Surveyors to independently survey and report on the performance of its vessel loading marine operations.
“This new cargo shipping service fills an important niche in the Caribbean, especially now that the free trade agreement with Colombia has been approved," said Steven Cernak, Port Everglades chief executive officer and port director. "SC Line is employing a business model that promises long-term success.”
The carrier's ship Wloclawek
completed its inaugural voyage from Port Everglades earlier in May as part of SC Line’s new USATRUCK bi-weekly liner service into Cartagena, Manzanillo and Rio Haina. The USATRUCK service is the company’s first venture on the U.S. East Coast.
The service will use Cartagena as a connecting hub to SC Line’s alternate liner services such as MEXTRUCK which calls Altamira, Veracruz and Cartagena. - Chris Dupin