Evergreen Line and Crowley Latin America Services have filed a slot charter agreement with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission that will allow Evergreen to charter space on Crowley’s northbound and southbound services between Florida and Central America.
Crowley’s two-ship service has a current rotation of Port Everglades, Puerto Limon, Manzanillo (Panama), Puerto Limon, Santo Tomas, and Port Everglades. A call at Evergreen’s owned and operated terminal in Colon, Panama will be added, though Evergreen will only take space on the legs to Colon and Puerto Limon.
The revised service, which Evergreen will call CAM, will start May 30 northbound and June 14 southbound.
Crowley is the only line to connect North America and Central America, according to American Shipper
affiliate ComPair Data
"Being able to partner with a premier American shipping company on this significant trade route will allow us to bring to our customers another expansion that will help them be more competitive and visible in their markets," said Anchor Chang, president of Evergreen Marine Corp., in a statement. "Crowley and Evergreen enjoy a mutual respect for each other's excellent reputations. We anticipate a long and expanding relationship with the good people at Crowley."
"This Evergreen-Crowley partnership is a great example of how a global carrier can serve its customers regionally without adding vessel tonnage and the associated costs," added Tom Crowley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Crowley Maritime Corp. — Eric Johnson