Through the La Luz Terminal, the Spanish company is taking over the cargo transfer traffic that the American shipping company has between the USA and Africa

The volume of movement foreseen with this new shipping line will reach 1,000 units per docking

The La Luz Terminal, owned by Boluda Corporación Marítima, has taken over the cargo transfer of cars and heavy machinery that one of the biggest automotive transport companies in the world, NYK, handles between the USA and West Africa. The Port of Las Palmas will thus act as base for the line that NYK still has between the ports of Cape Canaveral and Willington (USA), and Cotonou (Benin), Lomé (Togo) and Lagos (Nigeria).

This new traffic will operate monthly with two dockings. On the first stopover, which took place last 13th June, the ship Graceful Leader offloaded a total of 321 units, 280 of which were vans and vehicles, while the rest were pieces of heavy machinery such as backhoe loaders, bulldozers and tractors. The ship Global Leader was responsible for loading them again, destined for West Africa. This was the first cargo transfer carried out in the La Luz Terminal. Hamilton y Cía, the North American company’s agent in Las Palmas, states that the volume they are expecting to move per docking could reach 1,000 units.