Clears way for container shipments directly to the damaged port next week. Barges and cranes being mobilized for temporary docking and cargo ops in the port.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Jan. 22, 2010 – Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), successfully discharged 12 20-foot containers of relief supplies across a beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti today in an experimental lightering operation. The success of this operation, which involved lifting the containers from a Crowley container ship anchored in the harbor to a smaller, shallow-draft landing vessel for transport and discharge over the beach, paves the way for container shipments directly into Port-au-Prince next week.
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