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Crowley’s Logistics Group Named a Top 100 3PL Provider for Fourth Consecutive Year

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; August 6, 2012) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group has been selected as a Top 100 third-party logistics (3PL) provider by a major logistics industry trade publication for the fourth consecutive year. The list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers deemed as the best equipped to meet or surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs.

Editors selected this year’s class of Top 100 3PLs from hundreds of candidates. The service providers selected are companies that, in the opinion of the editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet readers’ unique supply chain and logistics needs, as well as enabling them scalability.

“We are happy to recognize Crowley as a Top 100 3PL for the fourth year in a row,” said Felecia Stratton, editor, Inbound Logistics. “Their consistent commitment to enhancing the customer’s supply chain options while providing a complete menu of scalable services has once again been recognized by our transportation buyers and readers. In an economy where we see many companies reigning in the services they provide, Crowley’s continued expansion throughout their service areas makes for a reliable long-term partnership to logistics customers.”

“We believe that our consecutive recognition as a Top 100 3PL provider by a panel of our peers is a direct reflection of our dedicated and knowledgeable people, our reputable suite of services and our continuing expansion into new markets,” said Crowley’s Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager of logistics. “Since 1998, we have dedicated ourselves to providing best-in-class supply chain solutions and recognition like this validates that we are on course.”

Distilling the Top 100 is never an easy task, and the process becomes increasingly difficult as more 3PLs enter the market and service providers from other functional areas develop value-added logistics capabilities.Inbound Logistics magazine editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to readers’ burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges.

Inbound Logistics is a leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine’s editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 120-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, 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: 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

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