Miramar, Florida, September 26, 2016. SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, today introduces the Port of Hueneme, California as a new port call on its West Coast Central America (WCCA) Service. This direct service started on September 13, 2016. WCCA offers weekly service between Southern California, Mexico, Central America, and the West Coast of South America, a total of 10 port calls throughout the region. The Port of Hueneme, the port that farmers built, north of Los Angeles, provides additional coverage of agricultural, automotive and consumer epicenters in the U.S. Southwest and offers shippers an alternative gateway in Southern California.
The WCCA service port calls includes: The Port of Hueneme, Los Angeles, Ensenada, Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Quetzal, Acajutla, Corinto, Balboa, Guayaquil and Paita. A relay service is also offered from Chile and Callao in Peru.
The Port of Hueneme, which specializes in refrigerated cargo, is well suited to the volume of fresh fruit bound for the U.S. Southwest from Latin America. Fruit importers will achieve an efficient infrastructure including faster inspections and nearby cold storage facilities that specialize in fruit shipments. The Port of Hueneme is also one hour from the Los Angeles metro area, the largest urban center on the West Coast with a population of 12,900,000, offering shippers close proximity to this important market.
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