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New RO-RO Service to Connect Houston With South American West Coast

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HOUSTON, June 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NYK Line announces that a new roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) service connecting Houston with the west coast of South America will launch on July 24, under the name: "NYK Chile Express".

The service adds a call to the Port of Houston Authority's Turning Basin terminals – the cornerstone of the nation's No. 1 seaport in handling project and breakbulk cargo.

The new service will include direct calls to South American ports in Ecuador, Chile and Peru.

The service will also include Manzanillo, Panama.

Each of the four countries ranks among the Port of Houston's top 15 trading partners.

The port rotation will be: Baltimore, Md. Jacksonville, Fla. Houston, Vera Cruz, Manzanillo, Guyaquil, Callao, Iquique, and San Antonio, Chile.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com

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CONTACT: Bill Hensel, Manager, Corporate Communications Office: (713) 670-2893 Cell: (832) 452-5776 E-mail: bhensel@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority