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PortMiami receives its first dragon fruit shipment from Ecuador in collaboration with Seaboard Marine

MIAMI (November 08, 2017)

Recently at PortMiami, Seaboard Marine, the seaport’s largest container shipping partner from South Florida to Latin America, delivered its very first shipment of dragon fruit from Ecuador into Florida’s market.
 
The new weekly service between Miami, Ecuador, and Peru was announced earlier this year offering the fastest transit and delivery times, ideal for the transportation of both dry and refrigerated cargoes.
 
The expanded North-South trade link is bringing new business to PortMiami.  This string is not only strengthening PortMiami and Seaboard Marine’s global gateway connections into Ecuador and Peru but is also generating growth opportunities within the U.S. market.
 
Edward Gonzalez, Seaboard Marine President, said “With a strong history in PortMiami and a strong commitment to Latin America, we tailor our reliable and efficient sailings to the needs of our customers. Importers of all perishables into PortMiami appreciate the fast transits and outstanding service that is provided.”
 
“We congratulate Seaboard Marine for its first shipment of dragon fruit from Ecuador to Florida’s market via PortMiami,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  “I thank the PortMiami team for all it has done in collaboration with Seaboard to expand international trade and commerce in Miami-Dade County.”
 
“Our partners at Seaboard Marine have been connecting the U.S. to the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America via PortMiami since 1987,” said PortMiami Director and CEO Juan M. Kuryla.  “We’re proud to receive Seaboard’s first shipment of dragon fruit, and want to thank them and their customers for their trust in PortMiami.”
 

About Seaboard Marine
Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that provides direct, regular service between the North America, the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. With a fleet of more than twenty-five vessels serving nearly forty ports, Seaboard Marine is a trade leader in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Seaboard Marine and its services, please visit www.seaboardmarine.com.
 
About PortMiami
PortMiami is among America's busiest ports and recognized as a global gateway. PortMiami contributes more than $41.4 billion annually to Miami-Dade County and generates 324,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. For more information please visit www.portmiami.biz.