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Latin America North-South Market: 6 new services to enhance North-South America connectivity

As part of APL’s continuing efforts to boost service connectivity, we are pleased to share the launch of 6 new services in the Latin America market.

Oropendola Express (ORX), Andino Express (AN2), Turbo Express (TBX), Buzzard Express (BZX), Caribbean Martin Express (CMX) and Aracari Express (ARX) will significantly expand the North-South America network and provide competitive transit times for your shipments.

To bolster reefer services, ORX, AN2 and TBX will specialise in carrying refrigerated cargo. ORX and AN2 will facilitate shipments of fruits, vegetables, seafood and other refrigerated cargo from key ports in Chile, Peru and Ecuador to the U.S. East Coast. TBX will offer new coverage from Turbo, Colombia for refrigerated fruits to Asia.


Oropendola Express (ORX)
A weekly direct service between West Coast South America and Panama, ORX offers competitive transit time from Peru and Ecuador to the U.S. East Coast via seamless connections with APL’s AW2 and AW5 services at Colon.

ORX rotation
Cartagena – Buenaventura – Paita – Posorja – Guayaquil – Manzanillo, PA – Colon – Cartagena

First sailings
CMA CGM FORT ST PIERRE (0VF0XS1PL), Buenaventura ETA 2 November 2019
CMA CGM FORT ST GEORGES (0VF0WN1PL), Guayaquil ETA 31 October 2019


Andino Express (AN2)
A weekly direct service, AN2 connects Peru and Chile to the U.S. East Coast via Panama, providing competitive transit time for shipments of chilled products from South America.

AN2 rotation
San Antonio – Callao – Posorja – Manzanillo, PA – Cartagena

First sailing
CARTAGENA EXPRESS (0WC4IN1PL), San Antonio ETA 6 November 2019


Turbo Express (TBX)
A weekly direct service between Colombia and Panama, TBX provides new coverage and a competitive transit time of 4 days from Turbo to Manzanillo, a key transshipment hub.

TBX rotation
Turbo – Cartagena – Manzanillo, PA

First sailing
AS FILIPPA (0UR0HR1PL), Turbo ETA 1 November 2019


Buzzard Express (BZX)
A weekly direct service that connects U.S. Gulf to Colombia, BZX also provides coverage to Central America via seamless connections with APL’s Central America Express 2 (CXX) and Panama Central America Express (PCX) from Kingston in Jamaica.

BZX rotation
Southbound: New Orleans – Houston – Freeport – Veracruz – Kingston – Cartagena – Manzanillo, PA
Northbound: Cartagena – Kingston – New Orleans

First sailings
NORTHERN DELEGATION (0GB4PS1PL), New Orleans ETA 1 November 2019
BOMAR PRAIA (0GB49S1PL), Cartagena ETA 1 November 2019


Caribbean Martin Express (CMX)
The new weekly CMX service promises faster time-to-market from Caribbean to the U.S. East Coast – the transit time from Kingston in Jamaica to Miami takes just 4 days. CMX also extends coverage to Central America such as Belize and Honduras via seamless connection with APL’s Central America Express 2 (CXX).

CMX rotation
Kingston (Wharves) – Miami – Kingston (Wharves) – Kingston (Freeport)

First sailings
RUNA (0AG1TS1PL), Miami ETA 1 November 2019
CFS PAFILIA (0AG1VS1PL), Kingston (Wharves) ETA 4 November 2019


Aracari Express (ARX)
A weekly direct service that connects Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica to U.S. Gulf, ARX also provides coverage to Central America, West Coast South America and Caribbean via multiple feeder services such as Panama Central America Express (PCX), Colombia Panama Express (CPX) and West Coast Service (WCS) at the Panama hub.

ARX rotation
Houston – Veracruz – Manzanillo, PA – Moin, L

First sailing
SKIATHOS I (0DV4EN1PL), Houston ETA 10 November 2019


Summary

Click for more information on ORX, AN2, TBX, BZX, CMX and ARX.

Make your booking today. Contact your local APL representative if you need any assistance. We thank you for your business and continued support.