Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it is launching a new weekly fixed-day container shipping service between Jacksonville and Costa Rica.
The service’s two containerships will call at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand Terminal, making port calls in Jacksonville on Thursdays, Port Everglades, Fla., on Fridays, and arrive in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, on Wednesdays.
“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,” said Steve Collar, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, international liner services.
“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.”
Northbound Crowley will sail from Costa Rica on Fridays, which is an attractive end-of-the-work-week sailing for perishables shippers.
“Additionally, we believe we can achieve further velocity and continuity of customers’ supply chains by providing expert customs clearance for perishables and other cargoes being imported through Jacksonville,” Larkin said.