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Crowley adds sailing to Bahamas ocean freight service

To better meet growing demand in the region, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has announced that it will now offer ocean-freight customers a second weekly southbound sailing from Port Everglades, Fla, to Nassau, Bahamas, starting March 23. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March, 2013 — To better meet growing demand in the Caribbean, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has announced that it 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.
“It’s important for us to listen and be responsive to our customers,” said Tony Otero, vice president, Caribbean Services. “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-containerload (FCL) service as well as less-than-containerload (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.


Customers who wish to learn more or who have inquiries about this new sailing are encouraged to contact 1-800-276-9539.

For more than 50 years, Crowley has served the Caribbean Basin, providing diverse shipping and logistics services between the U.S. and more than 24 points throughout the region, including the Bahamas.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.

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