TRANSROLL/SEA-LAND SET SAIL FOR BRAZIL
TRANSROLL/SEA-LAND SET SAIL FOR BRAZIL FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea-Land Service
Inc. and Transroll Navegacao, S.A. will begin their new joint service between North America and Brazil today when the containership "Bold" departs Jacksonville, Fla., for the Brazilian ports of Santos, Rio Grande and Rio de Janeiro.
Sea-Land officials, as general agents in North America for Transroll/Sea-Land Joint Service, also announced that the inaugural sailings have been selected by Dow Chemical, Reynolds Metals, and other major international shippers for transporting containers to Brazil. Paul Hunter, Americas Division Western Region sales manager for Sea-Land, said these initial bookings, "demonstrate customer confidence that Transroll/Sea-Land will be able to provide the best on-time service in the U.S.-Brazil trade lane. "It is especially flattering," said Hunter, "to know that an international company like Dow is the first one on board whenever Sea-Land opens a new service. This new joint service is positioned to provide the same quality service for which we, and Transroll, are known." The "Gallant" will depart Port Elizabeth, N.J./N.Y., Nov. 25, to begin the joint service's second biweekly sailing. When the third vessel, "Bravo," begins her maiden voyage northbound from Rio Grande, on Nov. 19, Brazilian shippers will be introduced to port-to-door delivery throughout the United States and Canada via Sea-Land's well established highway and rail distribution network. The joint service is also introducing customers in Brazil to the latest electronic data technology, including immediate cargo tracking and the potential for computer information access right in the customer's own office. "In addition to providing the best delivery and logistics capabilities," said Transroll Vice President Richard Klien, "this new joint service also offers shippers access to the world's largest dry and refrigerated container fleet." Transroll, which provides integrated land transportation within Brazil and container ship service to the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Northern Europe from South America, expects to become the leading Brazilian carrier in container capacity in 1992. Sea-Land, a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, Richmond, Va., already operates a fleet of more than 70 container ships and 165,000 containers in service to over 100 ports worldwide. -0- 11/14/91 /CONTACT: Michael W. Delaney of Sea-Land Service Inc., 305-351-7767; or Hans Von Uslar of Transroll, 55-21-532-1196/ CO: Sea-Land Service Inc.; Transroll ST: Florida IN: TRN SU: SS-AW -- FL001 -- 4253 11/14/91 08:33 EST
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