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Bouchard Transportation Co. Chris Desmond (LR), Dean Shoultz (MCFO),

Paxton Jaenichen

Rafael Riva (LR), Michael Klein-Urena (LR) and David Hanowski MCFO

Crowley Launches

Box Service between

Jacksonville and Costa Rica

Crowley Maritime Corporation last month announced today that it is launching a new, weekly, ? xed-day container shipping service between

Jacksonville and Costa Rica. The two container ships in the service will make port calls in Jacksonville on

Thursdays, Port Everglades, Fla., on

Fridays, and arrive in Puerto Limon,

Costa Rica, on Wednesdays. North- bound Crowley will sail from Costa

Rica on Fridays, which is an attractive end-of-the-work-week sailing for per- ishables shippers.

Great Lakes, Seaway YTD

Traf? c Results Mixed “We are about half-way through the 2016 navigation season and our over- all cargo tonnage numbers are down by 11 percent,” said Betty Sutton,

Administrator of the Saint Lawrence

Seaway Development Corporation. “The lack of iron ore and coal has de? nitely been a contributing fac- tor for this decrease; however inter- national traf? c continues to be well above the ? ve-year average, keeping our ports and their workforce busy.”

The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments for the period were down 13.2 million metric tons over the same period in 2015. Nevertheless, Great Lakes-St.

Lawrence Seaway shipping rebound- ed in August due to a surge in U.S. grain exports, iron ore shipment im- 55 MN

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