Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ocean Freight Group Extends Container Shipping Service

Extra US Caribbean Sailing with FCL and LCL Options
Shipping News Feature

US – CARIBBEAN – To better meet growing demand in the Caribbean, Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that its container shipping sector will now offer ocean freight customers a second weekly southbound sailing from Port Everglades, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas, starting Saturday, March 23. The new sailing enhances Crowley's current schedule, which includes a Friday sailing from Jacksonville, Florida, and a Tuesday sailing from Port Everglades.

The new Saturday sailing day will give customers an additional option for the transport of their goods, including groceries, retail merchandise, building materials, refrigerated (reefer) products, and vehicles from Port Everglades to Nassau each week. The Monday vessel arrival in Nassau also aligns well with the logistical needs of the local market. Tony Otero, Crowley's Vice President of Caribbean Services, said:

“It’s important for us to listen and be responsive to our customers. Based on their input, we adjusted our Bahamas service schedule to offer them more flexibility to get their products and other cargo to market.”

To Nassau, Crowley offers full-container load (FCL) service as well as less-than-container load (LCL) service. For customers shipping to the United States from Nassau, Crowley offers a northbound service to Jacksonville and Port Everglades weekly, departing on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Photo: The Pegasus J, a LO/LO vessel of the Crowley fleet.