Crowley Maritime is bolstering its logistics capabilities in the Caribbean with the acquisition of Puerto Rico Freight Systems, a company specializing in freight consolidation and less-than-container load transportation.
The freight forwarder and non-vessel-owning common carrier will become a part of Crowley Caribbean Logistics, a subsidiary of Crowley, and will operate from its existing headquarters in Guaynabo.
The business will report to Ayesha Diaz, director of Crowley's Caribbean logistics group. Michael Padilla, owner of PRFS, will remain in a consulting role.
PRFS, which has 46 employees, coordinates shipments from Europe, Central and South America, Asia and the United States to Puerto Rico, and over 19 destinations throughout the Caribbean Basin.
The company provides pick-up service throughout Puerto Rico for LCL and full container load shipments and one-carrier responsibility for all Caribbean destinations.
The business also operates a protected U.S. Customs bonded container station warehouse of 51,000 square feet in the San Juan Free Trade Zone.