(MIAMI, Fla.; July 31, 2012) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group announced today that it has expanded its logistics services to include LCL ocean and air cargo lifts along with customs brokerage services to Cartagena, Colombia, from several points within the U.S., including the company’s Miami; San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Colon, Panama, distribution centers. The company’s Houston-based, freight forwarding and export-packing subsidiary, Jarvis International Freight, will also service the Colombia trade lane from its Gulf Coast location. Cargo arriving in Cartagena can be trucked under Crowley’s coordination to Medellin, Cali and Bogota.
These new offerings will further enhance supply chain options for those shipping directly into the Eastern Caribbean from Colombia and will complement Crowley’s existing full-container-load (FCL) ocean services from the U.S. and its shipping and logistics services from Puerto Rico into the Caribbean and Central America regions.
Transtainer Ltda. has been enlisted as Crowley’s local Colombia representative in order to provide customers with a single point of contact for Crowley’s LCL and air cargo services to and from Colombia.
“Colombia is the first step in Crowley’s expansion of logistics services within South America,” said Carlos Rice, vice president, logistics. “There is ample cargo moving between Colombia, Panama, the U.S., and Caribbean and we are glad to be entering the market with a suite of services and a reputation that shippers have long since relied on from our company.”
Customers wishing to utilize logistics services to Colombia should contact either Tony Menendez, director of sales, Latin America and Caribbean logistics services at 305-588-2565 or Ana Rocas, director of logistics services at 305-463-4875. Within Colombia, customers may also contact Diana Salazar, general manager, Transtainer Ltda., at 574-352-0011.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 120-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, 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: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; 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 www.crowley.com.
Jarvis’ standard services include inland, air and sea freight, as well as import Customs and documentation services. Inland freight is coordinated throughout North America by truck, rail, ship or air, and direct air shipments are made to many destinations around the world. Jarvis offers regular shipments by sea to noted international oil-field centers such as Aberdeen, Stavanger, Rotterdam, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore. They may be found on the internet at www.jarvisintl.com.
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