The ARA J and STADT BERLIN, each capable of carrying 1000 TEUS, were brought into service during the month of March 2002.
The vessels will sail the Florida, Caribbean, North Coast of South America, services that the Line operates on a weekly basis, including ports of call in Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname. The Vessels have an operating speed of 19 knots and are capable of carrying 120 Refrigerated containers. "The markets are beginning to pick up again after the usual first quarter slow down and we are positioned to handle the growth as the cargo rises well into the year. The growth in Refrigerated cargo form Jacksonville and the flow of cargo intra region is also on the rise" said David Ross, Vice President of Marketing for SeaFreight.
Pictures of the ARA J and STADT BERLIN on arrival in Port Everglades, Florida Seafreight Line takes delivery of new refeer containers
Miami operated SeaFreight Line announced it had increased it's Reefer fleet with an additional 50 x 40' high cube Reefer containers. This was the first of an additional quantity of equipment that the Line plans to bring into service this year. "The Reefer trade is growing by leaps and bounds" says David Ross, V.P. Marketing, "and we have been preparing for this growth throughout last year and into this year. The addition of the Jacksonville port call in 2001 has increased the demand for this type of equipment throughout our system."
SeaFreight operates three 450 TEU vessels on a weekly service between Florida and the Caribbean, Northern Zone of South America. JAXPORT Lands New Ocean Carrier: SeaFreight Line(Jacksonville, FL) –
The ocean carrier SeaFreight Line has announced that on February 15 it will begin weekly containership service from the Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) Blount Island Marine Terminal to Venezuela and several other markets currently not directly serviced from JAXPORT.
SeaFreight will provide direct service to Kingston, Jamaica; Point Lisas, Trinidad; Paramaribo, Suriname; Georgetown, Guyana; Curacao (in the Netherland Antilles); Aruba, and three ports in Venezuela, including Isla Margarita, La Guaira and Puerto Cabello. JAXPORT – which currently does not have a carrier providing direct service to any of these markets except Venezuela – recently embarked on an aggressive diversification program to attract shipping lines able to tap new markets.
SeaFreight officials are pleased to begin operations at JAXPORT.
“Jacksonville is an ideal location to draw freight from the U.S. Southeast, Midwest and Gulf regions,” said David Ross, SeaFreight’s Vice President of Marketing. “The port’s geographic location is perfectly suited for our needs.”
SeaFreight will operate three container vessels – the Stefan Sibum, Fortunia
, and Heinrich J
. – with service every seven days on a fixed-day basis (departing Blount Island each Thursday). While SeaFreight will carry primarily containerized cargoes, the vessels may handle some breakbulk cargoes and rolling stock. Each ship is capable of carrying over 400 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs), including positions for 70 refrigerated units on the Stefan Sibum
, and 100 refrigerated units on the Heinrich J
SeaFreight is leasing four acres of land at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Stevedoring services will be provided by Coastal Maritime Stevedoring. Ship’s agent will be Strachan Shipping.
Founded in 1992, Miami-based SeaFreight Agencies Inc. is the U.S. general agent for SeaFreight Line, based in the Cayman Islands. SeaFreight may be reached by telephone at (305) 592-6060 or on the Internet at www.seafreightagencies.com
. JAXPORT is owner and operator of the Blount Island Marine Terminal, the Talleyrand Marine Terminal, and Dames Point Marine Terminal, as well as Jacksonville International Airport, Craig Airport, Herlong Airport and Cecil Field.