Chilean Maersk subsidiary now shipping to Baltimore port boosting frozen salmon exports

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Added SeaLand network export opportunity for Chilean salmon farmers.

SeaLand A Maersk Company Chile will incorporate the Port of Baltimore into its network from Puerto Montt, Chile, reports Portal Portuario.

“Baltimore is a great port, with excellent inland connections and an enviable logistics. For a long time, we wanted to have this call and we are very happy to be able to offer this alternative to our customers,” said SeaLand A Maersk Company Chile Commercial Manager Ignacio Urzúa.

Though it mainly ships forestry products, it’ll also ship frozen salmon from the Concepción area. The new route has a transit time of 25 days.

“With the CLX and its connections we can offer an improved product for both import and export to the United States. Our focus is to offer the best services for our clients and improve their experience. I believe that with these changes we are going in the right direction,” said Urzúa.

“Our mission is to connect America and promote trade in the region in favor of its development. Regarding SeaLand A Maersk Company Chile, the United States at the regional level is the most important market and the creation of new services, expansion of coverage and strengthening of our intermodal network improve ties and consolidate that exchange “, concluded Urzúa.

In 2018, 172,000 tonnes of frozen salmon – worth USD 1,309 million – was exported to the United States.