Damco, a global logistics company, has launched its Americas Bridge service, which uses Miami as a hub to either consolidate less-than-container load (LCL) shipments from various U.S. points for full container shipping to multiple countries in Latin America—including Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Chile—or to ship LCL directly from Miami with weekly options.
All told, the new LCL network will link Miami to 33 Latin American destinations. By moving cargo through Miami, Latin American shippers will be able to slow down or speed up their supply chains depending on their needs, explains Jeremy Haycock, president of Damco North America.
The Americas Bridge solution encompasses inland and ocean transportation, warehousing, customs clearance and visibility, tailored to each shipper’s needs, adds Henning Malmgren, CEO of Damco Latin America. When combined with the inventory management from the Miami consolidation hub, Damco’s supply chain visibility product allows customers to know the whereabouts of their cargo at any given time.
Damco is the new, combined brand of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group’s logistics activities.