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New U.S. – Virgin Island and Eastern Caribbean Peak-Season Service to Become Fixed-Day Weekly with Cargo Availability Saturday Mornings in St. Thomas


(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; October 12, 2006) To meet the needs of customers shipping to the Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean during the peak holiday season, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group will deploy a third container ship, the Jade, to sail on a weekly, fixed-day schedule between Port Everglades and St. Thomas effective October 17. The Jade will replace the ship Pine Valley, which had been placed into the service last month on an eight-day rotation. In addition to Crowley’s regular Tuesday sailing out of Jacksonville and Thursday sailing out of Port Everglades with the Sea Gale and Sea Cloud, the Jade will depart Port Everglades on Tuesdays and arrive in St. Thomas on Fridays. This will give customers cargo availability Saturday morning and will also allow an earlier arrival to the company’s connecting feeder islands services.