Crowley Returns With Scheduled Liner Services to Port of Gulfport

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Crowley will resume its liner cargo services to and from Gulfport, Miss., effective Saturday, Oct. 1. The service will commence with the northbound sailing of the RoRo Gothica, which will bring cargo from Central America including Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. That vessel will make the turn - discharging import cargo and loading export cargo - the same day and sail to the northern zone of Central America. That ship will be followed by the Express on Oct. 4. Thereafter, Crowley will continue to provide service over Gulfport to and from Central America every Saturday and Tuesday until such time as the company can resume its full schedule of three, weekly, fixed-day sailings. Crowley's service in the Gulf region had to be suspended following Hurricane Katrina, which came ashore in the region on Monday, August 29. The company temporarily rerouted Gulf shipments over its Port Everglades terminal in South Florida. "Our teams have worked very diligently with the port authority and local and national government authorities to ensure a return to operations at the port," said John Hourihan, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, Latin America services. "While we don't want to impede rebuilding or clean up efforts, we do consider the port and the commerce that flows through it, as an essential part of the area's economy. By reopening it, people can return to work and experience a type of normalcy that's been lacking for almost a month." Crowley has had an incident management team in place in Gulfport since a day or two after the storm. In the days and weeks that followed, the company brought in relief supplies for employees and local citizens, and a recreational vehicle (RV), which served as a command post. Last week, the terminal was cleared of debris and an office trailer was brought in and placed on site. Employees are back on the job and working with local authorities to prepare the port and surrounding areas for the resumption of commercial port activity.

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