To better serve customers shipping between Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, Jacksonville-based Crowley announced 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.