Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) June 13, 2018 – Combalia Agencia Maritima has set up a direct monthly service for vehicle shipments from Europe to South America with ro-ro provider NYK.
The first departure left Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through several regular port calls in Barcelona, Sagunto and Vigo.
All three ports have local automotive production centres: Barcelona (Nissan and Volkswagen AG’s SEAT), Sagunto (Ford, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota) and Vigo (PSA Peugeot Citroën).
NYK then ships the cars to South America, calling at Rio de Janeiro and Santos (Brazil), Zarate (Argentina), Iquique and San Antonio (Chile) and Callao (Peru).
“This new NYK ro-ro direct service to South America shows the shipping company’s commitment to the Iberian market and opens new business opportunities by offering a direct service with very competitive transit times,” said Albert Pallares, director-general of Combalia Noatum Maritime.
Combalia Agencia Maritima SA is a shipbrokers and liner agents, offering ocean transportation and husbandry services, as well as services related to international commerce. It is a subsidiary of Noatum Maritime, a leading maritime, logistics and port services company.
Source: Automotive Logistics
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