Container shipping leader APL delivered an answer to the global freight congestion crisis with the arrival of its Suez Express service from
"As container volumes grow and the transport system becomes overburdened, shippers are finding it harder and harder to eliminate variability from their supply chains," said Sappio, who manages the Transpacific trade for APL. "The Suez Express will replace variability with dependability."
Sappio made his remarks to a dockside audience of 150 customers, civic and government dignitaries at New York Container Terminal on
Sappio said the Suez Express will help meet the growing demand for service from
- Provide four
ports of call U.S. , New York , Charleston and Savannah at a time when most East Coast services offer only three; Norfolk
- Connect nearly all of South Asiaincluding India, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesiato the U.S. by providing feeder service to direct ports of call; and
- Offer increased dependability to high-value-cargo shippers such as the East Coast fashion industry. Reliable transit times through the
Suez Canalcan eliminate the uncertainty connected with shipments discharged at U.S. West Coast ports and transported cross-country via congested intermodal rail, Sappio explained.
The Suez Express Service port rotation includes
APL said the Suez Express Service underscores its commitment to East Coast trade. Earlier this summer, APL launched its new all-water ESX service between
Four of the vessels in the
APL is a global container transportation business offering more than 60 weekly services and nearly 300 calls at more than 90 ports in Asia, Europe, the