APM Terminals has ceased its operations at the Port of Jacksonville, and SSA Marine will provide stevedoring for the 2M Alliance’s recently launched TP10/New Everglades service.
The change was prompted by the Horizon Lines’ exit from Jacksonville at the end of 2014, APMT said in a statement. Horizon ended its U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico service and sold its remaining assets to Matson and Pasha Group.
APMT handled 182,434 twenty-foot-equivalent units at Jacksonville last year. The port’s total volume last year was 759,921 TEUs, according to PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
SSA took over APMT’s stevedoring for the 2M’s TP10/New Everglades service effective July 1. The service, which connects Asian ports with the U.S. South Atlantic via the Panama Canal, is operated by APMT sister company Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co.
APM Terminals recently announced it will cease operations at Houston’s Barbours Cut terminal. Maersk, APMT’s primary customer at Houston, will continue to call the Texas port.
APM Terminals operates five other U.S. container terminals at Elizabeth, N.J.; Los Angeles; Miami; Tacoma, Washington, and Mobile, Alabama.