ONE unveils FLX reefer service connecting Latin America and Florida

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One Network Express (ONE) announces FLX, a new service connecting the West Coast of South America to the East Coast of North America (Florida), effective September 2023.

Many Latin American fruits, vegetables and seafood have been gaining popularity worldwide, as a result of which the region’s reefer container transportation has seen a remarkable growth, nearly doubling over the past few years. To further improve the quality of its transportation services for the trade, ONE is investing in state-of-the-art equipment, including Control Atmosphere (CA) containers and telematics devices. FLX will launch in September 2023 in preparation for the harvest and shipping season.

The new service will deploy four vessels in order to ensure schedule stability. This service will connect Callao and Paita (Peru), and Guayaquil (Ecuador) to South Florida with one of the fastest transit times on the market. The direct routes include Callao-South Florida in 11 days, Paita-South Florida in 9 days, and Guayaquil-South Florida in 8 days.

Furthermore, FLX provides a direct connection from South Florida to Honduras, in addition to destinations in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. With hub ports like Cartagena (Colombia) and Callao (Peru), ONE services can be seamlessly connected with other services to/from the United States, East Coast South America, Europe, Caribbean and Asia.

Chilean exporters can also conveniently connect their cargoes via Callao, adding to the route’s accessibility. In summary, the FLX route offers multiple connection options:

Callao – Paita – Guayaquil – Cartagena – South Florida – Puerto Cortés – Cartagena – Callao.

Yu Kurimoto, Managing Director of ONE said: “We aim to share South America’s distinctive flavors with people across the globe. With our FLX and LUX services, we are excited to open new doors for businesses and individuals, enabling them to enjoy the authentic tastes of this vibrant region.”

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