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Crowley’s Logistics Group Named a Top 100 3PL Provider For Third Consecutive Year

(Jacksonville, Fla.; Aug. 3, 2011) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group has been selected as a Top 100 third-party logistics (3PL) provider by Inbound Logistics(IL) magazine for the third consecutive year. The list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers deemed as the best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs.

IL editors selected this year’s class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 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.

“In today’s economic climate, it is required that a 3PL produce direct savings for customers by optimizing a transport network, reducing an inventory-to-sales ratio, or advancing the order- to-cash cycle,” said Editor Felecia Stratton. “But it is just as important – in some cases more important – for a logistics partner to act as a business change agent, driving their customers’ ability to match demand for their products more closely to supply, aligning enterprise operational performance to the larger economic trend. That is what Crowley does, and why we are happy to recognize it as a 2011 Top 100 3PL.”

“We are thrilled to once again accept this recognition,” said Crowley’s Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager of logistics. “It reflects not only the continued growth of the company since we started in 1998, but also the increasingly robust suite of services we are able to offer our customers and the solution-oriented mindset of our employees.”

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. Each year, IL 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 the 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 119-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

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