On 13 March 2017, to better serve customers shipping between the US and Panama, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group announced that it has enhanced its ocean container transportation services with a new, weekly sailing connecting Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Fla, more directly with Manzanillo, Panama.

This sailing complements a new office in Panama, which combines Crowley’s ocean cargo and logistics personnel, to provide streamlined supply chain services.

Two Crowley 1,100TEU container ships, Toronto Trader and Weisshorn, now alternate carrying cargo southbound from Jacksonville on Thursday and Port Everglades on Friday before arriving in Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday; Limon, Costa Rica, on Tuesday; and Manzanillo, Panama, on Thursday.

The vessels quick turn and sail northbound from Manzanillo on Thursdays; arriving in Limon on Friday; Port Everglades on Tuesday and Jacksonville on Wednesday.

Once cargo arrives in Panama, employees at the company’s newly consolidated liner and logistics office at Manzanillo International Terminal can streamline the handling of goods in country and throughout the region.

“This new facility reinforces the strength of our operation in this key area,” said Claudia Kattan-Jordan, vice president, liner services, Central America. “Panama is a major distribution center for shipments arriving from a variety of places, especially China. This strategic location will facilitate the company’s cross-trade/Interport services to other locations throughout the Caribbean.”

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 125-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company.