Hamburg Süd Resumes Seasonal Peruvian Fruit Service to PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal

Seasonal Service Mangoes and Grapes

Weekly direct service within eleven days between Peru (Paita) and US East Coast (Philadelphia) from November 2018 to February 2019

Press Release via Hamburg Süd

Hamburg, November 28, 2018 –

Just in time for the forthcoming mango and grape season in South America, Hamburg Süd is resuming its weekly direct service from Peru’s Port of Paita to Philadelphia. With a transit time of eleven days, the service provides exporters in Peru and US importers a premium product designed specifically with these sensitive cargoes in mind.

Paita Peak Season 2018

“At Hamburg Süd being customer-oriented also entails reacting flexibly to the demands of our customers. This includes making our transport capacities available to them when they are particularly needed,” explains Frank Smet, Chief Commercial Officer Hamburg Süd, adding, “After the successful launch last year, we have now resumed our seasonal service for mangoes and grapes.” With the fast transit time and a fleet of state-of-the-art reefer equipment, Hamburg Süd offers a tailor-made best-in-class product that caters to the strong demand for these fruits in the US market.

Connections to the US Gulf Coast and other ports along the US East Coast, such as Houston, Port Everglades and New York, as well as to Europe, are also available through the extensive Hamburg Süd network via the transshipment hub in Cartagena. For further information about the new seasonal service between Peru (Paita) and the US East Coast, please go to the Hamburg Süd website.

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PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district.  PhilaPort works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand and improve its facilities, and to market those facilities to prospect port users.  Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.