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Crowley adds 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet just in time for peak refrigerated cargo season

(Jacksonville, Fla.: Nov. 30, 2009) – As produce farmers across the Americas gear up for the peak winter produce season, Crowley has added 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet to accommodate their needs. 

The 40-foot containers were delivered last week at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica and will be distributed throughout the Central American countries Crowley serves within the next couple of weeks. The state-of-the-art units were purchased to accommodate future growth and to replace older units.

The new Carrier PrimeLINE containers offer one-of-a-kind scroll compressor technology (inspired by the chamberednautilus shellfish), making them very efficient and reliable. Plus, they use environmentally friendly refrigerants and use 16 to 20 percent less energy than earlier models.

“Our customers expect Crowley to provide not only great customer service, but also the highest quality equipment—consistently made available when and where they need it,” said John Hourihan, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager of Latin America services. “The investment in these 400 new refrigerated containers ensures our customers have efficient, reliable and an even more environmentally friendly method of transportation.”

Since 2003, Crowley has invested almost a quarter of a billion dollars in cargo equipment for its liner services fleet.

Today, the company owns and leases more than 44,000 pieces of specialized equipment, including more than 20,394 chassis, 18,280 dry containers and more than 3,000 refrigerated containers—all of which come in a variety of sizes and are strategically located throughout the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.

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