Florida Shipping Company to Lay Off Crew

WPTV NewsChannel 5
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Port Pierce: Photo credit ACL

According to shipping company Atlantic Caribbean Line (ACL) a bad economy has hit their Port of Fort Pierce cargo business hard.

In July, the Port of Fort Pierce's only tenant, ACL, announced it laid off 34 of its 45 crew members. Now, with the Christopher Dean ship docked again, the company says it can't afford its remaining workers until more business comes, reports WPTV NewsChannel 5.

Atlantic Caribbean Line trades from the east coast of Florida to the Bahama Islands and the Caribbean region, and attibutes the fall-off in its business to the slowdown in the Bahamian economy and specifically on halted construction projects on the island over the past two years.

Source: WPTV NewsChannel 5


 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

BHP Billiton Congratulates Women in Resources

More diverse workforces are helping resource companies achieve superior performance, safety and stable production, says BHP Billiton’s Human Resource President, Mike Fraser.

Shell CEO: US Should Export Oil, Embrace Global Markets

The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable.

SUNY Maritime Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Taking full advantage of one of the summer’s hottest days, twelve administrators and staff at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College today took the Ice Bucket Challenge,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1333 sec (8 req/sec)