Evergreen Line and Crowley Latin America Services have filed a slot-charter agreement that will allow Evergreen to provide weekly northbound and southbound service between Florida, Panama and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.
The new service for Evergreen will include sailings between Miami; Colon Container Terminal, an Evergreen-owned and operated facility in Panama; and Puerto Limon. Service for Crowley customers is unchanged, with weekly sailings to and from Port Everglades, Fla.; Manzanillo, Panama; Puerto Limon and Santo Tomas, Guatemala.
The new CAM service will commence May 30 northbound and June 14 southbound, using two Crowley container ships.
Tom Crowley, chairman, president and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corp., called the partnership "a great example of how a global carrier can serve its customers regionally without adding vessel tonnage and the associated costs."
"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.