SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, announced two new direct, all-water NAE service connections with the addition of port calls in Turbo and Puerto Moin. The expanded NAE service features expedited service between the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Colombia and the U.S. East Coast, including Philadelphia and New York, as well as other major markets in the U.S. Southeast. The first sailing of the expanded NAE is Dec. 11 from Philadelphia; the vessel arrives in Turbo, Colombia, Dec. 23.

SeaLand's NAE service caters to refrigerated (reefer) shipments, such as pineapples and bananas, offering state-of-the-art reefer equipment, competitive transit times and dedicated reefer freight handling terminals that ensure maximum market value and shelf life for fresh products. 

SeaLand moves West Coast of South America cargo on its extensive feeder network, which connects to the U.S. East, Gulf and West Coast ports via transshipment at their hub in Manzanillo, Panama.

"I'm excited to expand NAE with service options that drive our customers' success. Everything we do is with our customers in mind. From emerging growers and producers to large importer/exporters, we connect the Americas providing supply chain solutions our customers require to grow their business," said Craig Mygatt, chief executive officer of SeaLand, Miramar, Fla.