The Port of Charleston added a new trans-Atlantic service that will link the port to Northern Europe and Latin America, the S.C. State Ports Authority announced Thursday.
The New World Alliance, a group of ocean carriers, will operate the new Americas Europe Express service, which will bring two ships to Charleston each week. Charleston is one of two ports selected for the new service.
The service will have direct calls to ports in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and Panama.
APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will participate in the service.
“Double calls in Charleston will enable the New World Alliance’s network of customers ample coverage across the U.S. Southeast and beyond,” said Paul McClintock, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for the ports authority. “This also provides the region’s exporters additional reach to markets in Latin America and Europe where there is demand.”
The service is expected to start in early March.