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Maersk Begins Direct Service From North European Ports to Cuba's Mariel

Maersk Line marked the introduction of its first direct service from Northern Europe to Cuba on April 22 when a 2,556-TEU container vessel arrived in the Port of Mariel, 30 miles from Havana.

Maersk Begins Direct Service From North European Ports to Cuba's Mariel

The Cuba call is part of Maersk Line's CRX – Southbound service from Northern Europe to Manzanillo, Panama, providing transit from North European ports in Germany (Bremerhaven), United Kingdom (Tilbury), Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Ireland (Cork). A weekly feeder service further connects to Santiago in the Southeastern area of Cuba.

In recent years, the containerized market in Cuba has grown at a pace of 10 percent to 15 percent a year. Drivers have been infrastructure investments and modernization projects, such as the creation of the Special Economic Zone of Mariel and the refurbishing of the old Havana Port for Cruises.

In addition, the country has undergone a series of structural economic changes that have had a positive impact on its development by allowing 100 percent private investments in certain industries and not least the resumed diplomatic relations with the U.S.

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The Cuba call is part of Maersk Line's CRX – Southbound service from Northern Europe to Manzanillo, Panama, providing transit from North European ports in Germany (Bremerhaven), United Kingdom (Tilbury), Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Ireland (Cork). A weekly feeder service further connects to Santiago in the Southeastern area of Cuba.

In recent years, the containerized market in Cuba has grown at a pace of 10 percent to 15 percent a year. Drivers have been infrastructure investments and modernization projects, such as the creation of the Special Economic Zone of Mariel and the refurbishing of the old Havana Port for Cruises.

In addition, the country has undergone a series of structural economic changes that have had a positive impact on its development by allowing 100 percent private investments in certain industries and not least the resumed diplomatic relations with the U.S.

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Maersk Begins Direct Service From North European Ports to Cuba's Mariel