Crowley to use faster containership between Fla. and Bahamas

The following is the text of a press release issued by Crowley Holdings:
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — To better serve customers shipping between Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, Crowley announced today that beginning Dec. 23 it will deploy in the trade a faster container ship capable of accommodating a select number of larger containers.

The Stadt Hannover, which has a capacity of 373 TEUs, including stowage for 33, 45-foot (102-inch-wide) containers, will replace the Wesertor. The Stadt Hannover is about a half knot faster, which should facilitate even better schedule integrity. The ship also has 40 reefer plugs for the benefit of Crowley’s perishables shippers.

“This new vessel will appeal to a wide cross section of shippers in the trade looking for container carrying capacity for larger 45-foot (102-inch-wide) units, fast transits, plenty of reefer plugs and more space for oversized and project cargoes requiring flat rack equipment,” said Tim Quirk, Crowley’s general manager in Nassau.

Crowley sails from Port Everglades, Fla. every Tuesday evening and arrives in Nassau at 7 a.m. Wednesdays. The ship from Jacksonville departs every Friday evening and arrives in Nassau at 6 a.m. Mondays.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 116-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at
By Professional Mariner Staff