Crowley ships UK Royal Ballet equipment to Cuba
Posted: 13 July 2009 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Peter T. Leach | The Journal of Commerce Online

Crowley Maritime delivered the Royal Ballet’s sets, scenery, costumes, lighting equipment and props to Cuba last week for the ballet troupe’s performances in Havana July 14-18.

The Crowley containership Elb Carrier, transported the Royal Ballet’s equipment in eight 40-foot containers that were delivered on July 7 for the troupe’s performances this week in Cuba’s two most iconic theaters, the Gran Teatro de la Habana, Sala Garcia Lorca and the Karl Marx Teatro.

The Royal Ballet will be performing a mixed program featuring Chroma, Divertissements and A Month in the Country and Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

The performances will also be broadcast live on two big screens in the Havana’s city center, where people who cannot attend the concert can watch four of the performances for free.

Crowley is authorized to ship licensed cargo to Cuba. Currently, Crowley sails to Havana, Cuba from Port Everglades and Jacksonville, Fla. as an alternate port every week.

Eligible commodities for export to Cuba are detailed under Section 902(1) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000.

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Posted: 13 July 2009 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Interesting. I’m not sure how Crowley can legally ship ANYTHING to Cuba that is not approved by OFAC.

Certainly ballet equipment from the UK doesn’t seem to qualify as agricultural or medical supplies.

Anyone know how they can now be doing business with Cuba?

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