The first Toyota Venzas departed the Port of Brunswick, Ga., today, bound for Russia and Ukraine.
“The export of American-built Venzas to Russia and Ukraine further solidifies Toyota’s commitment to establishing its U.S. manufacturing operations as a key supplier of vehicles for global markets,” said Corinne Akahoshi, national manager of marine logistics operations at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. “We are proud to partner with the Georgia Ports Authority and all other parties involved, and are grateful for their support of this initiative.”
International Auto Processing was instrumental in winning the Toyota business, the port said, and will serve as Toyota’s auto processor at the port.
The Venzas were shipped aboard the “K” Line vessel California Highway.
Through March of the current fiscal year, Brunswick has handled 458,061 units of auto and machinery cargo, an increase of 18 percent over the 388,061 units handled in the same period the year before.