Crowley Acquires Apparel Transportation
(Jacksonville, Fla.; July 2, 2003) – Crowley Logistics announced today that it has acquired Apparel Transportation, Inc., a Miami-based apparel transportation services provider. The company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Crowley Logistics and will continue to operate from its existing headquarters with the same employees, assets and facilities.
Apparel Transportation provides air, ocean and inland transportation services to apparel and textile customers throughout the United States and Central America. Services offered include freight consolidation, air and ocean container loading, warehousing and distribution, pick and pack, freight forwarding and customs brokerage and clearance. Apparel Transportation also provides airfreight services for customers using a fleet of more than 200 specialized garment-on-hanger (GOH) aircraft containers.
“Our acquisition of Apparel Transportation is a unique opportunity to add a complementary business line to our present logistics activities,” said Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation.
“Apparel Transportation’s specialized knowledge of the apparel industry in Central America combined with our experience, facilities and strategic partnerships will allow us to offer an expanded suite of services and greater customer focus,” said John Hourihan, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager, logistics.
“Working together with Crowley, we will be able to strengthen our position in the Central American apparel industry and utilize additional resources to expand to new markets,” said Leo Del Calvo, president of Apparel Transportation. “I am excited about the venture and I believe that both parties will benefit from the transaction.”
Crowley Logistics, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., is a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, and is part of its liner segment. As a third-party logistics provider, the company offers supply chain management, freight consolidation, warehousing, transportation management, and cross-docking services throughout the United States, Central America and South America.
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily family- and employee-owned and is engaged in worldwide logistics, liner services, contract towing and transportation, energy support services, ship assist and escort services, vessel management and petroleum and chemical marine transport. Additional information about Crowley its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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