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Crowley Logistics Cold Chain Solutions

Total solutions to keep perishable and frozen cargo moving.

Whether you’re shipping protein, produce, pharmaceuticals, or anything in between, Crowley has the state-of-the-art equipment, technology and expertise to help perishables move seamlessly along the supply chain. 

Leverage our regional leadership and cold chain expertise

With our footprint and knowledge, we can bundle individual cold-chain services into one comprehensive logistics solution including ocean and air freight, inland trucking and even storage and distribution services. 

Work with modern, reliable equipment

We have some of the most modern and reliable refrigerated containers in the business, including refrigeration units with advanced microprocessors to accommodate a broad product range.


Getting food from farm to table in time for dinner is no easy feat. Crowley Logistics supports your operation with advanced equipment, processes and expertise. Our mission is to ensure you have a successful harvest by getting your cargo to market fast and fresh.

We help you eliminate or anticipate potential delays

The importation of perishable commodities, such as fresh produce, requires an intricate choreography among your logistics provider, customs and U.S.D.A. officials, fumigators and of course, your farm or processing facility. As an extension of your supply chain, we work around the clock, 24/7, to meet the requirements of the demanding produce industry.

We keep you in control from farm to market

Our on-call, dedicated refrigerated (reefer) customer service experts are at your disposal. We can provide better communication and accountability because of our single-source approach.

You know your crop; we know how to ship it

We are the best choice to speed your perishables to market and the most experienced with all types of produce including asparagus, berries, snow peas, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, tomatoes, packaged lettuce and more.

Short windows and tight timeframes make getting your seasonal produce to market a special challenge—but one Crowley Logistics is always up for. We’re here to help you make your harvest a success.

We have equipment and experienced people at the ready

The importation of seasonal perishables and agricultural products cultivated during varying climatic production windows, requires an intricate choreography among your logistics provider, customs and U.S.D.A. officials, fumigators and of course, your farm or processing facility.

Your team at Crowley understands your urgency and has services and solutions to speed your seasonal produce to market.

Make our regional expertise your competitive advantage

Central America’s close proximity and strong economic ties to the United States have played a large role in growers there meeting the increasing consumer demand for year-round fresh fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits, melons, tomatoes, beans and berries, as well as preserved and frozen fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants and more.

When time is of the essence, we have the essential services

As an extension of your supply chain, we work around the clock, 24/7, to meet the requirements of the demanding produce industry. Our on-call, dedicated refrigerated (reefer) customer service experts are at your disposal, and provide better communication and accountability because of our single-source approach. We are the best choice to speed your perishables to market.

We treat every temperature-controlled cargo with careful, hands-on care and continuous monitoring. We pride ourselves on accuracy and have proven ourselves shipping some of today’s most sensitive cargoes.

Whatever you’re shipping, we have the process down cold

We have temperature-sensitive cargoes down cold. At Crowley, we are no stranger to specialty perishable products. Whether it be seafood, chocolate, wine, flowers, pharmaceuticals, liquid food flavorings, or any other commodity that requires temperature monitoring and control, our on-call, dedicated refrigerated (reefer) customer service experts are at your disposal.

Our end-to-end solutions keep you and your cargo cool

Regardless of the cargo, the importation of foods, beverages and other plant-based cargo, requires an intricate choreography among your logistics provider, customs and U.S.D.A. officials, fumigators and of course, your farm or processing facility.

We’ll speed you to market with service that never slows down

We provide better communication and accountability because of our single-source approach, making us the best choice to speed your perishables to market. As an extension of your supply chain, we work around the clock, 24/7, to meet the requirements of the demanding produce industry.


Rely on the cool heads at Crowley: Crowley customers know that the true difference lies in the expertise and helpfulness of our team. You can depend on us to recommend the right equipment, explain loading techniques, track your shipment throughout the entire move, and work with government agencies to have your products cleared as quickly as possible. With on-call, dedicated refrigerated (reefer) customer service experts at your disposal, we are the best choice to ensure your perishables speed to market at the peak of freshness.

Consistent Temperature Monitoring

Crowley offers perishables shippers reefer temperature monitoring and control when using Crowley’s refrigerated container fleet. Our smart technology is a cloud based program that monitors the performance of reefers on land and water. 

Key Features and Customer Benefits
  • Continuous remote monitoring and control of reefer with coverage on land and at sea
  • Tracking via Geo Fencing: location specific (geofence) events, alerts and notifications
  • Real time reefer temperature deviation alerts
  • Proactive prevention of temperature related damage to product

Cold Storage and Cross-Docking

We also offer our customers humidity and temperature-controlled warehousing solutions in Miami and Jacksonville, Fla., to handle a wide range of variant temperature commodities.

The spacious warehouses are equipped with multiple features for perishables arriving in Northeast or South Florida from Latin and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Far East with destinations throughout the U.S. and beyond. CrowleyFresh can also serve as an in-transit consolidation / deconsolidation point for fully perishable loads, or for those looking to combine perishable and dry loads together for more economical and reliable transit.

When you have perishables to ship, there is only one team that has all the logistics services and personnel to keep your cargo cool, fresh and moving.

seasonal products featured
  • FDA Registration
  • FDA U.S. Agent
  • Consulting on Product Admissibility to the U.S.
  • USDA Import Permits
  • Systems Training
  • State-of-the-Art Refrigerated Equipment
  • All Risk Cargo Insurance
  • Best Practices for Loading
  • Online Bookings
  • Online ISFs
  • Equipment Sanitation
  • All Risk Cargo Insurance
  • Pick-up Direct from Packing Plant
  • Shipment Visibility (GPS tracking including within Central America)
  • Convoys when Appropriate
  • Quick Delivery 
  • Flexibility of a Neutral Supplier
  • Shipment Planning
  • Truckload/ Less-than-Truckload (LTL)
  • Temperature Controlled
  • Expedited Services
  • Extended Gate Hours
  • Perishables Loaded onto Vessel Last and Unloaded First
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Schedule Integrity and Frequency
  • Short Transit Times
  • AquaLine CBP Membership, C-TPAT Validation and CBP ELMO to Speed Cargo Release
  • Extended, Flexible Operating Hours
  • On-Site, CBP-Ag Inspection Dock
  • HMAP Chamber for Restacking
  • Fumigation Options
  • USDA Identifiers On-Site in Port Everglades
  • 24/7 Clearance at Airports, Seaports and Border Crossings
  • CBP/AQI Clearances
  • Fumigation Coordination
  • FDA Prior Notices
  • Removal from FDA Import Alert
  • Importer Security Filing 10+2
  •  ITs/T&Es Issued Upon Request
  • Yearly Customs Bond Issued and Renewed
  • Reconciliations
  • Fines Mitigations
  • Certified to Ensure Food Safety and Integrity; Evaluated and Approved by USDA; Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Certified
  • State-of-the-Art Refrigerated Equipment
  • Best Practices for Loading
  • Equipment Sanitation
  • Refrigerated Cargo Consolidation
  • Pre-Cooling Chamber
  • Forced Air Pre-Cooling with Humidifier
  • Capacity Rotation – 20,000 kilos per hour
  • Refrigerated Loading Docks with Dock-High, Sealed Doors
  • Additional Dry Cargo/Supply Storage Space
  • Container Parking with Reefer Plugs
  • Air Shipment Preparation

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