New port call: Santo Tomas in Guatemala; improved cutoff times in Miami

APL announced upgrades to its twice-a-week Miami service connecting the US to Central America.

The world’s 5th-largest container carrier, APL said it has added a port call at Santo Tomas, Guatemala, to its CAX service (Central America Express).’ In addition, APL said it has moved the cutoff time to Friday at the Port of Miami for one of the two weekly sailings.’ The latter change will provide shippers an end-of-week cutoff in addition to the traditional Wednesday departure.

APL said the changes would provide shippers with more on-time, reliable service.’ It also said the changes will meet customer demand for improved access to the Central American market.’ The service connects to vessels on APL’s trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades.

Midweek sailing port rotation:Miami; Puerto Cortes, Honduras; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Miami;

Weekend sailing port rotation: Miami; Puerto Cortes, Honduras; Puerto Barrios, Guatemala; Miami.