New weekly container service between Tampa and Mexico
Port Tampa Bay announced the beginning of weekly container shipping service between Tampa and the ports of Altamira and Progresso, Mexico. Linea Peninsula will provide the two to two and a half day transit service every Tuesday. Service includes refrigerated containers and can accommodate breakbulk and project cargoes. "We are delighted to welcome Linea Peninsular to Port Tampa Bay", stated Port CEO Paul Anderson. "Linea Peninsular enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the premiere ocean carrier between Mexico and the United States, having provided reliable and quality service in this trade for over 32 years. Mexico is already one of Port Tampa Bay's top trading partners and we see significant potential to expand our containerized business with Mexico, including for such commodities as food and beverage products, consumer goods and construction and building materials", added Anderson.