JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced an increase in liner capacity to provide additional support for ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico as a result of the impact from Hurricane Maria. These increases, along with an exclusive agreement with the largest intermodal provider in the US, continues to provide customers access to the largest fleet in the United States.
Trailer Bridge has been actively shipping relief goods to the citizens of Puerto Rico on their multiple weekly sailings from Jacksonville, FL to San Juan, PR. With the increased weekly liner capacity Trailer Bridge will be able to provide another 300 containers, equating to an additional 13.5mm lbs. of relief goods, on top of the millions and millions already being sent. In an effort to ensure operations in San Juan continue to operate at full capacity, the Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico-based family, as well as their family members, have been provided with the critical necessities, such as power, fuel, food, water, etc.. According to Mitch Luciano, CEO, "As soon as it was clear that Hurricane Maria was headed to Puerto Rico, we began filling containers with goods for our team and their families there. It was important to us, to not only support our family there, but to also ensure we sustained full operations for our customers and the relief effort of Puerto Rico." Luciano added, "We have been working very hard to make sure the needs of all Puerto Ricans are met with the additional capacity being added."
According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Maria, which passed over Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, was the worst hurricane in nearly 90 years for the island. Areas along the center of the hurricane left behind catastrophic damage and flooding, as well as a loss of power and utilities to the island's nearly 3.5 million residents.
Luciano continued, "With the amount of damage left behind by Hurricane Maria, it is clear that it will take some time for the island to rebuild. We have seen an enormous outpouring of support for the people of Puerto Rico, our team there, and thank everyone that has supported them and their loved ones. The efforts of many to help communities on the island, along with the incredible spirit and strength of the Puerto Rico citizens will no doubt see them through this challenging time. Our hearts are with all of the people of Puerto Rico. We are proud to stand firm with them during this time and grateful for the opportunity to provide the relief they need and deserve."
ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services. Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.
Trailer Bridge was voted "Best Places to Work" in 2016 and in 2017 in Jacksonville.
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