Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has expanded its ocean service to South America's West Coast with the addition of a monthly call to the port of San Antonio in Chile. Services will begin on May 1 this year and will involve a mix of cargo, including new passenger cars and heavy equipment, for a variety of companies shipping from Europe and the US.

"San Antonio is an important addition to WWL's ocean network schedule because of its close proximity to Santiago, Chile's capital, a rising market for both auto and heavy equipment imports," said Rich Heintzelman, executive vice-president and head of Commercial for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Americas.

Ahead of San Antonio on this route, WWL also calls at the ports of Cartagena, Manzanillo, Guayaquil, Callao, and Angamos on its southbound route down the West coast.

Connections to those ports include those to and from Europe and North America.

WWL also calls at the port of Angamos in Chile for high and heavy deliveries, having switched from the nearby port of Antofagasta a couple of months ago.