Crowley, Penn Terminals Sign Multi-year Services Agreement
Crowley Maritime Corporation said it has signed a multi-year stevedoring and terminal services agreement with Penn Terminals in Eddystone, Pa., to accommodate the company’s weekly Northeast container shipping service to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Crowley, which has served the Northeast market from Petty Island in Pennsauken, N.J., continuously since 1983, will begin service from Penn Terminals January 1, 2018.
With Crowley’s lease at Petty Island expiring at the end of this year, and the company transitioning to a lift-on/lift-off (Lo/Lo) operation in its Puerto Rico service, John Hourihan, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico services, said the time was right to make the move.
“Executing this long-term agreement is another demonstration of our commitment to the Puerto Rico market, the Jones Act and our many loyal and dedicated customers who will continue to benefit from our weekly service out of the Northeast,” Hourihan said. “Our service in this region of the country is an important part of our portfolio of supply chain solutions for our customers. Moreover, our operation from Penn Terminals will complement our new Lo/Lo service out of Jacksonville, Fla., when it commences later this year with the arrival of the first of our two new LNG-powered ConRo (container – Roll On / Roll Off) ships.”
Penn Terminals is located on the Delaware River six miles south of Philadelphia and 11 miles north of Wilmington, Del. The terminal is convenient to Interstate 95 and I-476 and 20 minutes from the NJ Turnpike. On-dock rail service is provided by Conrail, CSX and Norfolk Southern.