Crowley adds sailing to North Atlantic Puerto Rico service

Crowley Logistics has expanded its North Atlantic network of vessels with extra capacity between the Northeastern US, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the islands of the Caribbean Basin.

The company has added a flat deck barge 455-4 to its rotation, Crowley will further stabilise its North Atlantic-Puerto Rico sailing schedule and also increasing cargo capacity. 

 Crowley’s 455-4 flat deck barge was loading for its first southbound trip on Wednesday, 9 January, and arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 16 January. This enhanced network of vessels allows Crowley to offer six southbound and northbound sailings per month between the northeast and San Juan. Additionally, a proprietary feeder service has been launched to seamlessly link Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic and other islands of the Caribbean Basin.

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 “Earlier this year, we surveyed our customers, and we heard loud and clear that they wanted us to add additional flexibility and velocity to their supply chains,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Logistics. “This service enhancement further complements the significant investment we’ve made in the trade in the form of new ships and associated port upgrades. We’ve solidified Puerto Rico as a gateway to the Caribbean Basin.”  

  Equipment to support this service expansion comes from Crowley’s acquisition of new cargo containers and related equipment. Since 2003, the company has invested over a quarter of a billion dollars in new cargo equipment for its fleet.

Posted 09 January 2019

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Michele Labrut

Americas Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime News

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