BROWARD COUNTY, FL – on April 26, Port Everglades welcomed the first ship from Ocean Network Express’s (ONE) revised transatlantic schedule. The AL5 (Atlantic 5) weekly service rotation includes Hamburg, Germany; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Antwerp, Belgium; La Havre, France; Southampton, England, Halifax, Canada, Port Everglades and Cartagena, Colombia.
The AL5 service replaces the AL3 service, which only included Antwerp, Hamburg and Londongate in its European rotation and was primarily served by THE Alliance container line consortium partner Hapag Lloyd. THE Alliance, comprised of ONE, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and Yang Ming Line, is revising its Transatlantic schedules to provide a more stable network from a wider range of countries.
Florida International Terminal at Port Everglades is the marine terminal operator for ONE and the AL5 service.
“We are excited to see ONE’s distinctive magenta-colored containers and ships at Port Everglades. The AL5 service will open up greater opportunities for South Florida importers because of the additional European ports on the service rotation,” said Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Port Director at Port Everglades.
About Port Everglades
A global powerhouse for international trade, Port Everglades handles more than one million TEUs annually (20-foot equivalent units, the industry standard measurement for container volumes) and serves as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Located within the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Dania Beach, Port Everglades is in the heart of one of the world’s largest consumer regions, including a constant flow of approximately 112 million visitors statewide and 6 million residents within an 80-mile radius. Port Everglades has direct access to the interstate highway system and the Florida East Coast Railway’s 43-acre intermodal container transfer facility, and is closer to the Atlantic Shipping Lanes than any other Southeastern U.S. port. Ongoing capital improvements and expansion totaling $3 billion within the next 10 years ensure that Port Everglades continues to handle future growth in container traffic. More information about Broward County’s Port Everglades is available at porteverglades.net or by calling toll-free in the United States 1-800-421-0188 or emailing mailto:PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org.
About Ocean Network Express
Ocean Network Express was established in 2017 by the integration of 'K' Line, MOL and NYK. As a result of the integration, its fleet consists of more than 1.5 million TEUs, making it the 6th largest in the world (as of January 2020). Operations are performed by a fleet of 224 vessels covering more than 120 countries around the world. For more information, visit one-line.com.
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