Published April 29, 2013
A shipping line has selected the Port of Charleston for a monthly break-bulk service connecting the Lowcountry with South America, the S.C. State Ports Authority announced Friday.
Grieg Star Shipping will operate the service, which is driven by steel and forest imports from Brazil to the United States, though the service will also provide opportunities for exports to South America.
“By adding Charleston on a monthly basis to our liner service, we can serve the demand of our customers along the East Coast and across the growing Southeast marketplace,” said Grethe Hoyvik, vice president and general manager for Grieg Star.
The service includes calls at ports in Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Praia Mole, Portocel and other ports in Brazil. Grieg Star will also offer import and export options for Europe and Asia.
The port expects the next Grieg Star call this week, and the Star Java will dock at Union Pier.