Florida International Terminal (FIT), the terminal operated by SAAM in Port Everglades-Fort Lauderdale (U.S.), will begin receiving a new service operated by Sealand this month. The weekly route between South Florida, Honduras and Guatemala also offers inland transfers from/to Nicaragua and El Salvador.
“This new service will enable importers and exporters to reduce transit days and provide mid-week cargo alternatives, thereby efficiently supporting foreign trade between North and Central America,” explained the CEO of FIT, Klaus Stadthagen.
This new service includes the ports of Manzanillo (Panama), Puerto Cortés (Honduras), Santo Tomás (Guatemala) and the U.S. terminals in Port Everglades, Wilmington, Norfolk, Philadelphia and Savannah.
FIT is one of eleven terminals where SAAM has an ownership interest in the Americas. It holds the operating concession until 2025 (with a 5+5 extension option) and in 2016 reported container port throughput of more than 202 thousand TEUs.
SAAM is a Chilean multinational with operations in 13 countries through investments in port terminals, towage services and logistics operations, generating over 11 thousand jobs. It is one of the main port operators in the Americas, with terminals in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Chile.