Crowley Maritime Corp. is adding a direct, fixed-day sailing from Port Everglades, Fla. to St. Maarten in the Caribbean. The offering reduces transit time to St. Maarten from South Florida by one full day. In addition, Crowley said, cargo is now scheduled to arrive on Sundays, allowing stores to be stocked with perishables and other products before the week begins. The new schedule will also allow for earlier delivery of shipments via feeder vessels to surrounding islands in the Caribbean, including Antigua, St. Kitts/Nevis, Anguilla, St. Eustatius, St. Barth's, Montserrat and Saba. With the new service, cargo is scheduled to arrive earlier on Mondays, instead of later in the day or on Tuesdays, as was previously the case. Crowley will deploy a lift-on/lift-off containership, the Stadt Hannover, for the new sailing, offering shippers access to a variety of equipment, including flat-rack, open-top and 20- and 40-foot refrigerated high cube and dry containers.
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