Cleveland-Europe Express Doubles Frequency of Service
During its year of operation, the Cleveland-Europe Express (CEE) has experienced immense economic success. The only Midwestern route with a direct international connection, the CEE has doubled its frequency to the Port of Antwerp this shipping season. In addition to the traditional non-containerized cargo carried on Cleveland ships, the CEE is now also shipping containerized cargo, which combined has tripled since last year.
Additionally, the port recently partnered with Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group. This vessel partner shares the same vision of making the Port of Cleveland not only the focal point of a Midwest operation, but a formidable international port. The group has direct routes from the Port of Antwerp to Russia, Finland, UK, Spain, and the Baltic States. Both partners also hope to provide a hassle-free shipping option to local businesses as well.
As the economic impact of American ports, up 43% since 2007, continues to rise, so too does the CEE. Its success in just one year proves its capacity to grow further and make Cleveland a center for international shipping.