October 31 - Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group and Seaboard Marine Ltd have entered into a vessel sharing agreement that will provide customers with a weekly service between South Florida, Costa Rica and Panama.

By sharing vessel space with two 2,500 teu capacity ships, the two companies will increase total capacity and provide a more efficient operation, as well as reducing carbon emissions in the trade lane.

When the service commences in late November, each ship will load weekly at Crowley's terminal in Port Everglades, Florida and Seaboard's terminal in the Port of Miami, for a Friday departure.

The vessels will then call at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica on Tuesdays and Manzanillo, Panama on Wednesdays and Colon, Panama on Thursdays, before departing north on Saturdays from Puerto Limon.

"Our cooperation in this trade lane will allow us to continue to provide exceptional service to our customers while remaining competitive in the ever-changing market," says Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's Latin America services.

All other Crowley and Seaboard services will remain unchanged.