(MIAMI; November 27, 2018) – Consumers needing to send holiday gifts to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean or Central America from online retailers or U.S.-based retail stores now can get items there faster with Crowley Logistics’ speed-to-market, less-than-containerload services designed for small-to-medium-sized cargo. In addition to providing one- to three-day transit times within several key markets in the Caribbean Basin, Crowley offers additional time-saving services such as a walk-up pack-and-ship center in Miami.
“As an end-to-end logistics provider, Crowley is dedicated to helping consumers located throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and U.S. meet holiday shipping deadlines with streamlined, easy-to-use shipping and logistics services,” said Crowley’s Frank Larkin, senior vice president and general manager, logistics and commercial services. “With the strong economy, we are expecting a busy holiday shopping and shipping season. We are pleased to make our decades of experience available to shippers of all sizes and experience levels.”
Consumers who are “destination shopping” in South Florida for holiday gifts can take advantage of the company’s pack and ship center in Doral, Fla., near Miami. Primarily dedicated to non-commercial shippers, this retail shipping center is staffed with service-oriented team members who will clearly guide consumers through the packing, preparation of export documentation and other shipping steps. Crowley can also arrange for local pick-up of cargo in the Miami area and have it delivered to the pack and ship center. To learn more about this facility, click here .
For consumers making holiday purchases online, Crowley is providing instructions on how to ship those gifts quickly and efficiently to international destinations. Information on shipping after making online purchases is available here .
“Most online retailers do not ship internationally, but Crowley does,” said Ken Black, vice president, logistics. “It’s fairly easy once a consumer knows the process, which our team is happy to walk shippers through.”
Cargo commonly shipped includes appliances, furniture, electronics, art, bicycles, games and other gifts.
To take advantage of Crowley’s seasonal shipping options, consumers should click here to view the locations served and sailing schedules. There, shippers can view logistics options, get a quote and contact the company’s customer care team.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 126-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley LOGISTICS, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley SHIPPING, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; Crowley FUELS, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley SOLUTIONS, which focuses on government services, including vessel management for government agencies, as well as engineering, project management, naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime, and marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at www.crowley.com.