(HOUSTON, Texas; January 30, 2012) – To better serve customers shipping to Puerto Rico from the U.S. Gulf, Crowley Maritime Corp. will launch a new weekly express less-than-containerload (LCL) service from Houston in early February that will get shippers’ cargo to Puerto Rico in only 11 days.
Additionally, any cargo needing to be shipped into the Caribbean from Puerto Rico can be relayed to surrounding islands – including Antigua, St. Kitts/Nevis, Anguilla, St. Eustatius, St. Bart’s, Montserrat and Saba – via fast and reliable Crowley vessels.
Once cargo arrives in Puerto Rico, Crowley’s experienced logistics professionals can provide door deliveries from its state-of-the-art warehouse using the company’s dedicated island trucking services. Customers will also be able to take advantage of additional logistics services, including Customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution, cross docking, pick-and-pack, air-freight consolidations, on-island residential deliveries, cargo insurance services and more.
“To make this unique weekly service possible, Crowley’s logistics team has teamed up with Crowley subsidiary Jarvis International Freight,” said Crowley’s Ken Black, director of logistics and engineering. “Together we are pleased to offer the fastest services between Houston and Puerto Rico, under the Crowley name, which customers have come to know and trust for reliability and service excellence.”
Jarvis is a Houston-based international freight management and logistics company.
The new express LCL service from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Puerto Rico is complemented by Crowley’s traditional full-containerload (FCL) vessel service with regular sailings to San Juan from the Northeast, from its Pennsauken, N.J., terminal, as well as from the Southeast, from its Jacksonville, Fla., terminal.
“The addition of this service from the Gulf region is yet another extension of Crowley’s commitment to providing total cargo and supply chain solutions to Puerto Rico,” said Steve Collar, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, logistics. “Now with LCL shipments from the Gulf, Crowley is serving Puerto Rico shippers from three strategic U.S. locations.”
Crowley’s new Houston-to-Puerto Rico schedule is as follows: Each Wednesday, LCL shipments will leave Houston for arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 11 days later. Crowley’s first express consolidation loads will depart on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
For more information, customers should contact Crowley at 1-800-CROWLEY or visit the company online at www.crowley.com/cargo.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 120-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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