Crowley charters extra vessel for Virgin Islands service
Crowley Liner Services said today it is adding another vessel on short-term charter to increase capacity for its U.S. Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean service during the holiday season.
Crowley will use the 'Wesertor,' a 230-TEU lift-on/lift-off ship. The ship will sail between Port Everglades, St. Thomas and St. Croix with a 10-day frequency, increasing Crowley's capacity in the service by 19 percent.
Crowley already has the 530-TEU vessels 'Sea Cloud' and 'Sea Gale' in the service. Those ships call St. Thomas and St. Croix every Sunday and Monday, respectively followed by calls in Trinidad, Barbados and St. Vincent. In addition, Crowley provides service to the islands of Anguilla, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St. Barts, St. Eustatius, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Maarten Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Bermuda, Canouan, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Tobago via a relay service.