Maersk Line will add a new weekly link from Florida to Central America to its portfolio. As of 7 November, the carrier will begin to buy slots on the Miami to Santo Tomas and Puerto Cortes loop of Simatech USA and market them under the name ‘Baktun Service’.
Launched in July, the Simatech loop has therewith attracted its fourth slot partner, as Maersk follows in the footsteps of Zim, Hapag-Lloyd and Evergreen.
The service deploys the 1,083 teu ship STADT RENDSBURG, which was recently sold and which is to be renamed BOSTON TRADER.
Simatech USA is a newly founded US-registered company. It is liked to Simatech, the Dubai-headquartered Middle East regional carrier.