Metropolitan Stevedore Co. last week was awarded two contracts at West Coast ports.
Hyundai American Shipping Agency awarded Metropolitan the stevedoring contract to discharge Kia automobiles at Benicia, the Northern California port designated as the West Coast gateway of Kia Motors America.The Benicia terminal will serve as the primary distribution point for Kia vehicles sold throughout the Southwest. Metropolitan anticipates annual volume of 200,000 autos.
Metropolitan also was awarded the stevedore contract at the Port of San Diego for this season's avocado shipments from Chile. Vessels will call every 10 days, September through December, with an average of 2,000 pallets per call. The vessels will call at the 10th Avenue terminal in San Diego.