Great Lakes Towing Launches Caribbean Breakbulk Service

By GLSR Staff  |  Cargo & Commodities, Latest News, Tugs, Towboats & Barges
The Great Lakes Towing Company (GLT) has acquired the barge Crimson Glover from Crimson Shipping Company in Chickasaw, Alabama. GLT purchased the 270×80-foot, fully enclosed deck barge, or warehouse barge, from Crimson Shipping and will charter the barge to a newly created operating company named Great Lakes East, LLC.

Great Lakes East, LLC (GLE) will start up a new domestic and international marine transportation service which will effectively be a reactivation of Crimson Shipping’s former business, based out of Mobile, Alabama. However, GLE will shift the primary load port to Fernandina Beach, Florida.

GLE is a U.S. Flag, Jones Act compliant, ocean freight carrier specializing in breakbulk, RORO/ heavy-lift, PL-480, dry bulk, government  and military, construction, aviation, energy and EXIM Bank project cargo customers, with regular service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on inducement to neighboring islands and other ports in the Central Caribbean basin, Central America and the north coast of South America. GLE is taking orders for its maiden voyage that is scheduled to depart Fernandina on June 19th.

GLE has partnered with terminal operators in the Port of Fernandina and San Juan to receive, load, discharge and store weather sensitive cargo in on-dock warehouses.


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