The Port of Wilmington, Delaware, has loaded its first shipment of new Ford vehicles, welcoming the Alliance St. Louis. As part of the vessel’s multiyear contract, this journey is one of between 3-4 per month outlined in the contract. The vessel was loaded on January 7 for it’s final destination in the Middle East.
Mainly, the Port of Wilmington is the Mid-Atlantic leader in vehicle exports to the Middle East, Mediterranean and West Africa regions.
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Moreover, Höegh will be delivering Ford products to destinations in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The Höegh Autoliners ro/ro, Alliance St. Louis, transferred a cargo with popular Ford models, such as the F150 pickup truck, Taurus, Edge, Explorer and Lincoln Continental.
The transfer is among the first-ever port call for a long term contract that was issued by the port’s logistics partner AutoPort Inc.
Eric Casey, CEO of GT USA Wilmington reported that
We are particularly thrilled to welcome Ford and its portfolio of outstanding vehicles to the Port of Wilmington in support of its direct distribution to global markets.
Concluding, GT USA, the American division of terminal operator Gulftainer, has signed a 50-year agreement with the state of Delaware to manage and operate the Port of Wilmington. As a result, the company will invest $600 million in the port, including $400 million for a new container facility on a nearby brownfield site.