Trailer Bridge expands Dominican Republic service

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Trailer Bridge Inc. announced that it is expanding its Dominican Republic sailings from every two weeks to weekly. The company will provide this service utilizing its existing vessels that currently link the ports of Jacksonville, Fla.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The new service is expected to commence in the last week of January 2010.

The Jacksonville-based company originally commenced sailing to the Dominican Republic in August 2007 and says it has grown its customer base significantly over the past two years. The company says the added frequency of sailings will provide additional options for its existing shipping customers, while also making Trailer Bridge’s value proposition more attractive for potential new shippers.

“We continue to search for cost-efficient methods to improve our operations and, as a result of existing customer demand, decided to expand our service to the Dominican Republic’s growing market without a significant increase in cost,” says Ivy Barton Suter, chief executive officer.