Bermuda Container Line to Shift US Call to Philadelphia

Bermuda Container Line to Shift US Call to Philadelphia

Port of Philadelphia

Bermuda Container Line will shift its U.S. port call from Elizabeth, N.J., to Philadelphia in the first quarter of 2014, The Royal Gazette reports.

The carrier operates a single ship, the Oleander, with capacity of 360 20-foot-equivalent units and 44 vehicles, between the U.S. and Bermuda. The service has operated from the Port of New York and New Jersey since 1979.

In Philadelphia, the service will use the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, operated by Holt Logistics.

BCL’s owner, Neptune Group, said the carrier “is currently the smallest operator in the Port of New York, and expenses at the Port Elizabeth terminal have steadily increased over the years to the point where continued operation is no longer economically viable.”