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


 

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