Florida firm starts new cargo link to Limón

The Florida-based Crowley Maritime Corp. said Wednesday that it is launching a new, weekly, fixed-day container shipping service between Jacksonville and Costa Rica.

The two container ships in the service, which will call at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand Terminal, will make port calls in Jacksonville on Thursdays, Port Everglades, Florida, Fridays, and arrive in Puerto Limón Wednesdays, the firm said.

The return trip will be from Limón on Friday for what the firm said was an attractive end-of-the-work-week sailing for perishables shippers.

“We are pleased to bring this new service to the market beginning today from Jacksonville,” said Steve Collar, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, international liner services, in a release. “We are confident this service enhancement will add a new dimension to our portfolio of Latin America services and bring increased efficiency and savings to our customers.”

“With our warehousing and cross-dock operations in Jacksonville, we are well situated to funnel cargo originating outside Florida, to Costa Rica, saving customers time and reducing their overall landed costs,” said Frank Larkin, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, logistics. “We can swing loads from trailers to ocean containers here, reducing equipment re-positioning expenses, and save the additional inland transportation costs that come with the traditional movement of cargo to South Florida.”

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