Ocean carrier World Direct Shipping (OCWDS) said it will now add a weekly sailing service between Manatee, Florida, and Mexico port in the new service that it has launched recently.
The newly introduced service will work between Port Manatee, which is located near the mouth of Tampa Bay, and the Tuxpan, which is in the Veracruz state north central part of Mexico. The existing service of World Direct operates between the Manatee port and Coatzacoalcos, in the southern Veracruz. From Tuxpan the first sailing is scheduled for 12th of Jan.
The director of Palmetto, Carlos Diaz, the, Florida-based World Shipping company said the location of Tuxpan near the Mexican paper processors will offer an opportunity for export of paper from Port Manatee including US imports of Mexican fruits, juices and vegetables.
World Shipping is planning to relocate its 672-TEU Queen B from the Coatzacoalcos service to the Tuxpan service and on the Coatzacoalcos route use the 440-TEU Pafilia. For Friday, the schedule calls departures from Tuxpan, and will reach at Port Manatee on Monday, whereas sailings from Coatzacoalcos will be continue on Saturdays, and will arrive at Port Manatee on Tuesday.
According to Diaz, the existing service of World Shipping has a transit time of 2½-day and it has not missed even a single weekly sailing in its almost three years of operation. Looking at the performance of World Sailing, in 2016 April, the carrier stretched its agreement with Manatee Port and the agreement has been done till the end of 2019, having the options for two more years, and it will increase its stevedoring contract with the Federal Marine Terminals.
Diaz said this service of World Sailing is going to benefit all, the business operators as they can expand as well as the common people.