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Container Shipping Line Extends Latin American Reach with New Offices

January 15, 2019 / Alex Lennane

Evergreen Line has been busy of late in terms of the Latin American trade for which it sees real potential for growth. Having established offices in Peru, Chile and Mexico over the past few months the Taipei headquartered shipping group which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, has now opened its latest agency in Colombia. Although Latin America has an abundance of natural resources, a variety of common consumer goods are imported. The pattern of economic trade with East Asia is consequently complementary. The latter has a fully developed manufacturing industry base and, at the same time a requirement for the mineral resources, as well as the fruits, seafood and other agricultural products in which Latin America is so rich. The opposing seasonality of southern and northern hemispheres enhances this symbiosis and extends further the choices for Asian consumers. In order to expand the container transport options for its customers in this Far East – Latin American west coast trade, Evergreen has teamed up with partners to add two more trans-pacific services; these are in addition to the two currently operated by Evergreen. As a result the range of direct ports of call on offer via, the now four weekly services, has been expanded to Pusan (South Korea), Qingdao and Xiamen (China) and, in Latin America, Ensenada (Mexico) and Lirquen (Chile). Among the Latin American countries, Chile, with the longest coastline of any country in the world stretching to more than 4,300 kilometres, has an extraordinary range of climate patterns which endows it with a vast array of natural produce from both the land and the ocean. In response to customer demand for exporting such commodities, Evergreen has adjusted its service routings, greatly cutting down the transit time for Chilean exports to East Asia and therefore it says assisting local fresh produce exporters to take advantage of business opportunities.