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Fresh fruit for the USA: Seasonal service gets underway

Weekly direct service between Peru (Paita) and US East Coast (Philadelphia) from November 2017 to February 2018 – Hamburg Süd at PMA Fresh Summit

Hamburg, October 18, 2017. Just in time for the main mango and grape season in South America, Hamburg Süd is launching a weekly, direct service from Peru’s Port of Paita to Philadelphia. With a transit time of nine days, the service will provide exporters in Peru and US importers with a premium product designed specifically with these sensitive cargoes in mind.

“The USA is one of the world’s largest mango importers,” explains Frank Smet, Member of the Executive Board for Hamburg Süd, adding, “With the fast transit time and a fleet of state-of-the-art reefer equipment, Hamburg Süd offers its customers a tailor-made best-in-class product that caters to the strong demand for these fruits in the US market.” Connections to US Gulf Coast and other ports along US East Coast, as well as to Europe, are also available through the extensive Hamburg Süd network via the transshipment hub in Cartagena.

For information on topics surrounding the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo, visitors to the PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans can visit Hamburg Süd (Hall B/Booth 1109) from October 19th to 21st.

For further information about the new seasonal service between Peru (Paita) and US East Coast, please go to Hamburg Süd Liner website.

The current Reefer Guide from Hamburg Süd as well as information on refrigerated transportation is also available at: