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Crowley to Carry Production Equipment for Newest James Bond Movie, Casino Royale

(Jacksonville, Fla.; Jan. 27, 2006) – During the month of February, Crowley will carry 28 pickup trucks, 25 production trailers and 11 excavators, cranes, etc. for the filming of Casino Royale, the newest James Bond movie. The Columbia Pictures distributed movie is partially being filmed in Nassau and though the cargo will leave the US by way of Jacksonville or Port Everglades, Fla., some is originating from as far away as Europe. The 2006 movie shares its title with Ian Fleming’s first Bond book and of the 1967 Bond spoof movie starring David Niven.

“We look forward to moving this equipment, for this franchise movie, and believe it is another example of how Crowley provides a wide range of customers with excellent transportation services,” said Joel Klenck, vice president, Caribbean and Bahamas service.

After a long search, word is out that Thandie Newton has been cast as the newest bond girl, Vesper Lynd, while Daniel Craig will play Bond for the first time, making him the sixth actor to play the 007 role in the franchise. Shooting for the film will take the actors and crew from the UK to the Czech Republic, Italy and the Bahamas. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon Productions) and directed by Martin Campbell, Casino Royale is scheduled for release November 17, 2006.

Crowley currently offers two weekly, fixed-day sailings between Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Florida and Nassau. Crowleys LO/LO container ships to the area carry a wide range of cargo, including groceries for supermarkets, department store merchandise, lumber and other building materials for construction projects, refrigerated (reefer) and frozen cargo, vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, and much more.

Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services and Marine Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, 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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