APL today announced the launch of the Andino Service (ANS) – a new weekly regional service linking the key markets in Latin America. Via APL global linehaul services at the transshipment hubs of Manzanillo, Cartagena, Buenaventura and Balboa, the new ANS service will enhance connectivity between West Coast South America and major ports in Asia and the United States.
Representative image: Containership APL Changi - Photo courtesy: Les Rickman
“We are optimising our Latin America service network with the launch of the ANS service, to facilitate West Coast South America’s growing trade with Asia and the US. Through connecting APL services in Panama and Colombia, the ANS service will offer shippers competitive transit times between West Coast South America and major US West Coast and East Coast ports, as well as improved access to key markets in Asia,” said Efrain Osorio, APL Head of Latin America Trade.
The West Coast of South America is a dominant exporter of fresh produce, including seafood, fruits and vegetables, to the rest of the world. To power these exporters’ business growth, the ANS Northbound service will provide priority handling expertise that expedites shipment of these perishable reefer commodities.