Express, owned by Spanish ferry operator Baleària, and the
Capo group, announces the ability to transport cargo between mainland America
and Grand Bahama Island (Freeport). Traditionally known for ferry services for day-trippers
or passengers seeking an overnight stay on-island, the hi-speed vessel,
christened ‘Pinar del Rio’, operates
daily between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island (Freeport). The service
offers clients the opportunity to conveniently transport cargo of varying size
and weight such as furniture and automobiles.
a comfortable 32 knots, the vessel undertakes the 76-mile crossing in just two
and a half hours. Departing from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades Terminal One
at 10 a.m. bound for the breathtaking isle of white sand and blue skies, the
ferry arrives into Freeport Harbour at 12:30 pm. The return trip departs at 7:30
p.m. and arrives into Fort Lauderdale 10 p.m.
Express offers three types of pricing for cargo: the rate for transporting
pallets is $200; the rate for transporting bins is (3.6 feet x 5.4 height) is
$250; those seeking to transfer automobiles are charged $400.