CSAV Begins New Car Carrier Service From Port Everglades

Chilean line Compañ­?a Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) has started its first vehicle carrier service at Broward County's Port Everglades. CSAV's new Pure Car Carrier (PCC)/Pure Truck Carrier service sails every other week from Port Everglades using Florida International Terminal, LLC, (FIT) for cargo handling.

"This is the second new shipping service that CSAV has started at Port Everglades this year. This signals a positive boost to the trade in South Florida," said Port Everglades Director Phil Allen.

CSAV's Gran America service route transports a mix of automobiles, trailers, tractor and other rolling stock equipment to and from Port Everglades to ports throughout South America.

CSAV began a new weekly Far East service, America Express (AMEX) to Port Everglades in May. Together, the AMEX and PCC services are expected to generate an estimated $1.2 million annually for Port Everglades.

"We welcome this new service to FIT and commit our expertise and high customer service trademark to serve CSAV and its clients," said Jose A. Diaz, vice president and general manager for Florida International Terminal, LLC. 

CSAV is a Chilean shipping company that is currently the largest in Latin America and among the top 10 worldwide.

Port Everglades is one of the nation's leading container ports and a trade gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. Port Everglades has direct access to the interstate highway system, is within two miles of the FEC rail hub and is just one mile from the Atlantic Shipping Lanes. Ongoing capital improvements and expansion ensure that Port Everglades will have the ability to handle future growth in container traffic. A world-class cargo handling facility, Port Everglades serves as an ideal point of entry for products shipped around the world.

More information about Broward County's Port Everglades is available at www.porteverglades.net, by calling toll-free in the United States 1-800-421-0188 or emailing PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org