The additional services sail weekly from King Ocean’s Sun Terminal at Port Everglades to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Barth, Nevis, Dominica, Anguilla, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Vincent, Suriname, Guyana and the Dominican Republic. These new services build on King Ocean’s existing services calling at ports in Colombia, Venezuela and Central America.
King Ocean moved approximately 140,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the standard industry measurement for container volumes) through Port Everglades in fiscal year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013), and recently added a 7.3-acre Midport marine terminal to its existing 33.8-acre Southport terminal.
“King Ocean is a productive container carrier/terminal operator at Port Everglades, generally exceeding Port-wide throughput per acre,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak. “King Ocean’s services are also key to the Port’s market penetration strategies, and are a significant factor in Port Everglades’ position as the number one South Atlantic seaport in containerized ocean cargo trade with the north coast of South America.”