Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Caribbean logistics group now offers regularly scheduled, weekly less-than-container load (LCL) services to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and select countries within Central America.
The new service utilizes Crowley vessels and moves freight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Fridays, to San Jose, Costa Rica; San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Managua, Nicaragua, and Panama City and Colon, Panama, and back.
“By using our own vessels for this service, Crowley can better manage a shipment’s movement through the supply chain while reducing the potential for service failures,” said Michelle Pacheco Rivera, manager, freight services.
Last year, the company expanded its Puerto Rico distribution centre by adding almost 50,000 sq ft. This was the first in a series of enhancements to improve the company’s ability to provide a wider suite of synergistic shipping and logistics services to customers who have freight moving through Puerto Rico and to set the stage for the LCL offering into and out of Central America.
According to the company it continues to upgrade its equipment fleet, adding more than 3,000 pieces this year. and its online cargo management system so that customers not only have the right equipment for the move, but also real-time tracking and receiving information along with product allocations, order processing, inventory control and delivery confirmation offerings.