November 6, 2017 9:30 AM, EST

Crowley Maritime to Offer Central America to North Carolina Service

Crowley Maritime Corp., having recently made news for its Jacksonville-to-Puerto Rico less-than-containerload service, will begin two new weekly routes between Central America and Wilmington, N.C., beginning Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

The two services will run from Guatemala and Honduras to the Tar Heel State, which the carrier believes will give customers a more “northerly Atlantic Coast destination” for cargo coming from Central America, cutting down on the inbound costs to destinations in the midwestern and northeastern United States.

“We have served the cargo transportation needs of our customers shipping to and from Central America for more than 50 years,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager of international services at Crowley. “We continue to listen to their needs, then amend or expand our offerings appropriately.”

Customers will be able to book 40-foot refrigerated and dry containers or 45-foot dry containers. Crowley will also offer customs brokerage, freight forwarding and cargo insurance services as well. — Transport Topics