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Crowley Moves Entire Carnival to Bahamas

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; January 5, 2001) For the third consecutive year Crowley Liner Services was called upon by Crown Amusements of Jupiter, Fla. to move its entire traveling carnival from Port Everglades, Fla. to the Bahamas for its annual winter events.

Crowleys Ro/Ro ship, Stena Timer, transported everything needed to run a carnival including, all of the rides, assorted games, tents, concession stands, prizes and trailer housing for carnival employees.

Because of the varying sizes of the cargo, some of the equipment was unable to fit within the standard rows aboard the ship. For this trip, Crowley expanded each row by adding an extra foot of space to allow for any movement of the rides. This extra room was important as it prevented the rides and other equipment from coming into contact with each other.

With these adjustments to the cargo hold, all of the carnival rides arrived in excellent condition.

“This was the smoothest trip ever, said Debbie Badami, of Crown Amusements. Some of our rides are oversized and very wide, but Crowley loaded and unloaded them quickly and effortlessly. The trip was very smooth and everything arrived in great shape.”

The carnival in Nassau ended in late December after a six week run. A second engagement in Freeport is planned and then Crowley will bring the equipment back to Port Everglades.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Crowley Liner Services provides cargo common carrier services between Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the north coasts of Colombia and Venezuela. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892. Additional information about Crowley Maritime Corp. and its subsidiaries, Crowley Liner Services, Crowley Marine Services, Crowley Logistics and Crowley Petroleum Transport may be found on the Internet at