Crowley Maritime Corp. Liner Services Group has recently announced they have opened a new feeder shipping service connecting San Juan, Puerto Rico; Rio Haina, Dominican Republic; and St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).
The aim of the new route is for the company to better serve their customer’s shipping in the Caribbean Basin and surrounding region.
The new service will see vessels depart Rio Haina on Sundays and arrive in San Juan on the following Tuesday. Vessels will depart on Thursdays with cargo expected to arrive in St. Croix and St. Thomas the next day (Friday). The vessels will then sail on to the Dominican Republic again for Sunday operations.
New service promises to be fast and reliable and will provide customers with time-sensitive cargo the advantage of end-of-week departures with early-week arrivals in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Customers have several options for shipping their cargo, including 20- and 40-foot refrigerated “reefer” and dry containers, 45-foot by 102-inch dry containers and flat racks.
Crowley sipping professionals located at their San Juan, Rio Haina and USVI facilities can streamline the handling and delivery of goods to their final destinations with a full portfolio of supply chain services, including warehousing, Customs clearance and trucking at their disposal.
Crowley International Services Senior Vice President and General Manager, Steve Collar said, “We are pleased to offer customers yet another innovative service connecting key trading markets throughout the Caribbean Basin,”
He further added, “The addition of this service helps us to remain focused on providing customers long-term competitive and reliable supply chain solutions by leveraging our expanded capabilities. It’s yet another way we’re strengthening our reputation as a market leader in the Caribbean.”
Crowley also announced earlier this month the launch of a new direct northbound route between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and Port Everglades, Florida.