14 March 2017

Shipping Line Enhances Florida to Caribbean Services  

Crowley Complement New Panama Office with Extra Capacity

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Shipping News Feature US – PANAMA – Crowley Maritime has enhanced its ocean container transportation services with a new, weekly sailing connecting Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Florida, more directly with Manzanillo, Panama. This sailing complements a new office in Panama, which combines Crowley's ocean cargo and logistics personnel, to provide streamlined supply chain services.

Two Crowley 1,100-TEU container ships, the MV Toronto Trader and MV Weisshorn, now alternate carrying cargo southbound from Jacksonville on Thursday and Port Everglades on Friday before arriving in Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday; Limon, Costa Rica, on Tuesday; and Manzanillo, Panama, on Thursday. The vessels then sail northbound from Manzanillo on Thursdays; arriving in Limon on Friday; Port Everglades on Tuesday and Jacksonville on Wednesday. Steve Collar, Crowley Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Liner Services said:

“This new weekly sailing between the US and Panama gives customers a quick, reliable way to deliver their cargo to manufacturers and consumers. This enhancement to our ocean cargo service combines seamlessly with our full offering of logistics solutions in Panama to provide customers with a single-point of accountability and reduced transit times. These benefits can ultimately help to reduce the overall landed costs of their cargo as it transits the supply chain.”

Adding to this Claudia Kattan-Jordan, Vice President, Liner Services, Central America, said:

“This new facility reinforces the strength of our operation in this key area. Panama is a major distribution centre for shipments arriving from a variety of places, especially China. This strategic location will facilitate the company’s cross-trade/Interport services to other locations throughout the Caribbean.”

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