MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced a new port call in Brazil which it says will benefit fruit shippers.
From the start of this August to the end of January next year, its South America East Coast/North Europe service (NWC-SAEC I) will include a last port call at Pecem, in the state of Ceará, before sailing to Europe.
“The period coincides with the peak fruit season, and will be of particular interest for exporters of melons. Main destinations for this commodity, and other fruits exported on this route are Rotterdam and other ports in North Europe.
“Transit times from Pecem with direct calls: Antwerp 10 days / Rotterdam 12 days / Hamburg 14 days / Bremrehaven 16 days / Le Havre 18 days,” it said.