(Kingston, Jamaica; May 5, 2016) – To better serve the diverse needs of growers and exporters across Jamaica, Crowley is teaming up with subsidiary SeaFreight, and on-island shipping agent Lannaman & Morris, to hold an educational breakfast forum on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. at Terra Nova All Suites Hotel in Kingston.
The event will feature a presentation from Christopher Prendergast, supervisor/agricultural specialist, United States Department of Agriculture Jamaica Preclearance Program, regarding procedures related to northbound shipments of agricultural goods to the U.S. Those interested in attending this free event are asked to RSVP to Stacia Nosworthy-Cunningham at 876-923-5541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, representatives of Crowley companies Customized Brokers, which specializes in customs clearance of all U.S. imports; CrowleyFresh, which offers cold-chain storage and logistics; and SeaFreight, which offers scalable liner and logistics solutions in the Caribbean and Central America, will be on-hand to discuss the full complement of the company’s complete supply chain solutions.
“We at Crowley are uniquely positioned to add value to our customers’ supply chains by both increasing the velocity of those supply chains with our integrated services, and in doing so, reducing their total landed cost, ” said Mark Kearns, director, logistics operations. “This forum in Jamaica and other discussions like it, with both current and potential customers, is all about that proven value proposition.”
Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico Liner Services, Caribbean and Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at www.crowley.com.
About Lannaman & Morris
Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) is a highly diversified maritime group with a wide range of commercial interests. The company is one of Jamaica’s best known and most widely respected shipping agents offering logistics and supply chain management, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, haulage services and chassis rental. Established in 1973, the company acts as shipping agent for a number of internationally known carriers as well as for major tramp-type operations and for local cruise interests. The head office is strategically situated at 2 Seventh Avenue, Newport West, Kingston, near the island’s major sea and air ports. The company manages the most profitable and efficient cruise terminal in Jamaica – Ocho Rios – on behalf of the Port Authority and local government. For more information visithttp://www.lannaman.com.