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Baleària expands services to Grand Bahama

Baleària Bahamas Express, owned by Spanish ferry operator Baleària, and the Capo group, announces the ability to transport cargo between the US and Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Miami, FL, June 01, 2012 (PR.com) — Baleària Bahamas Express, owned by Spanish ferry operator Baleària, and the Capo group, announces the ability to transport cargo between mainland America and Grand Bahama Island (Freeport). Traditionally known for ferry services for day-trippers or passengers seeking an overnight stay on-island, the hi-speed vessel, christened “Pinar del Rio,” operates daily between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island (Freeport). The service offers clients the opportunity to conveniently transport cargo of varying size and weight such as furniture and automobiles.


Sailing at a comfortable 32 knots, the vessel undertakes the 76-mile crossing in just two and a half hours. Departing from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades Terminal One at 10 a.m. bound for the breathtaking isle of white sand and blue skies, the ferry arrives into Freeport Harbour at 12:30 pm. The return trip departs at 7:30 p.m. and arrives into Fort Lauderdale 10 p.m.

Baleària Bahamas Express offers three types of pricing for cargo: the rate for transporting pallets is $200; the rate for transporting bins is (3.6 feet x 5.4 height) is $250; those seeking to transfer automobiles are charged $400.

Reservations can be made by calling (954) 278.3784. For more information about Baleària Bahamas Express, visit www.ferryexpress.com.

About Baleària Bahamas Express
Baleària Bahamas Express is a company dedicated to maritime transport, that offers fast-ferry service between Port Everglades (Florida) and Freeport (Grand Bahama). It is owned mostly by the Spanish group Baleària and the local partner, the Capo group.

Baleària is the leading Spanish shipping company in the passenger and goods transport sector in the Spanish Mediterranean. The company operates regular services in the Balearic Islands and also in the Strait of Gibraltar, where it is the second largest operator in terms of passenger traffic. Baleària has been characterized from the outset by its continual growth and expansion, both due to the opening of new markets and routes and due to the incorporation of new ships.

The company was created in 1998, and currently employs a staff of approximately 1000 people. During 2010 it transported close to 3 million passengers and 3 million lineal meters of cargo, with a fleet of 15 ships.

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