Spondylus now connects Costa Rica to the US East Coast
June 15, 2011
Costa Rica, the Central American nation known for rich coastline, will now be richer in trade as Maersk Line extends its coverage for Spondylus, a weekly service connecting Puerto Moin to Miami, Newark and Philadelphia in the US from July.
While the other liners provide specific coverage (Costa Rica to Miami or Wilmington) on the US East coast, this is the first weekly service to provide a wide range of ports along the US East Coast from the Central American nation. It will boost the trade for fresh fruit exporters from Costa Rica as it would provide the fastest transit time in the market, to transport bananas, pines and other fresh fruits from Puerto Moin.
"The Spondylus will bring a brand new alternative for our customers, one that is independent form the big multinational and that will provide a reliable, cost efficient and environmentally friendly solution for them" said Rodrigo Artavia, Caribbean Sales Manager for Maersk Line.
The service that started in February will continue to provide connectivity from Ecuador and Panama along with Costa Rica to help other fruit exporters from South American nations reach the US markets through Miami, Newark, Philadelphia and Savannah. Spondylus also comes with Maersk Line’s unmatched performance in reliability and has 360 reefer plugs to support the fresh fruit exporters.
Technology leader in reefer transportation Maersk Line with its leadership in the reefer technology provides the best transportation for perishable fruits. The carrier has its reefers run on Quest, a software that ensures quality and energy efficiency in storage and transport of agro materials. Moreover, it has StarCare technology which provides the controlled atmosphere container to protect the quality of fruits such as bananas.
Weekend arrival at Newark/Philadelphia The service provides weekend arrival of cargo at Newark and Philadelphia which facilitates availability of fruits at stores on Monday morning.