(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; April 24, 2006) To meet the needs of its customers shipping to the Bahamas, Crowley Maritime Corporations liner services group will add a second weekly, fixed-day sailing from Port Everglades to Nassau effective May 2. The new schedule will serve the Bahamas twice a week from Port Everglades sailing on Tuesday and Sunday, and Jacksonville once a week sailing on Friday. Vessels arrive in Nassau next day.
The Wesertor, a 230-TEU, Lift On/Lift Off (Lo/Lo) ship will continue to service the route, but a change in vessel rotation will effectively add 115 FEUs to Crowleys weekly capacity to the Bahamas, including 48 refrigerated container slots.
Crowley is committed to expanding the South Florida trade to the Bahamas, said Rudy Leming, vice president, Bahamas and Caribbean island services. Our additional sailing will give shippers more options and increased flexibility with their supply chains.
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services and Marine Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, 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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