STATEN ISLAND, NY, July 1, 2015 /CNW/ - As the leading provider of customer-focused service in North America, GCT USA has welcomed the maiden call of the new North-South NAE/ACX service to GCT New York on 28 June 2015.
Operated by SeaLand and APL, the expanded NAE/ACX service connects the largest East Coast market to the carriers' broader network o n the West Coast of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The weekly service, designed with shippers requiring refrigerated service in mind, will call GCT New York, the only facility with an on-dock customs exam station and agriculture quarantine inspection warehouse in the port of New York and New Jersey.
"GCT New York boasts the quickest truck turnaround times in the harbor and first class reefer customer service," said Bob Nixon, VP Operations of GCT New York. "Awarding us this newest service demonstrates APL and SeaLand's confidence in our proven ability to deliver an efficient product."
Efraín Osorio, Head of Latin America Trade at APL noted, "The introduction of the NAE/ACX provides the tri-states even greater access to the Americas market through our network of transshipment hubs. We are especially pleased the terminal has provided us room to grow our business in the North Atlantic region."
"With our 'can do spirit' we develop strong partnerships, such as the one with APL and GCT, to enhance the scope and reach of our services connecting the Americas," said Craig Mygatt, CEO of SeaLand. "GCT New York's expanded reefer facility is a good addition to our already comprehensive reefer support offering for our customers."
About GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. operates four terminals in two principal North American ports. Through GCT USA on the East Coast, the company operates two award-winning facilities: GCT New York on Staten Island, NY and GCT Bayonne in Bayonne, NJ. On the West Coast, GCT Canada operates two gateway terminals: GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport in Vancouver and Delta, BC. globalterminals.com
SeaLand is a regional, ocean transportation company dedicated to the Intra-Americas market and is a division of the Maersk Group. January 1, 2015, SeaLand commenced operations offering right-sized shipping solutions delivered through personally connected representatives, helpful technology and expertise that give customers an advantage throughout the region. Born of the Americas, for the Americas, SeaLand is absolutely committed to its customers. That's what drives SeaLand to build connections that unleash the potential of the Americas. Customers benefit from a companywide commitment that says, "We don't just ship your cargo. Vamos Juntos! We go together." sealand.com
APL is a global container shipping business offering 95 weekly services at more than 160 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global shipping and logistics company. apl.com
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For further information: Louanne Wong, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., T +1 604 267 5239, [email protected]; Timothy Simpson, Maersk, T +1 973 514 5569, [email protected]; Shirley Poo, APL, 011 (65) 6371 5180, [email protected]