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Collar Appointed Director, Special Projects for Crowley Subsidiary Vessel Management Services

(SEATTLE; July 11, 2000) Steve Collar has joined the staff of Vessel Management Services (VMS), a Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC) subsidiary, as Director, Special Projects. He is based in Seattle.

Collar, a 25-year Crowley veteran, has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions – most recently General Manager, Petroleum Transportation for Crowley Marine Services. Steve holds an MBA degree from the University of Washington.

VMS, established in 1996, is a Crowley subsidiary that designs, engineers, constructs and maintains ownership of new vessels for charter. Its mission is to provide technologically advanced equipment to serve the needs of the industry.

Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company engaged in integrated logistics, marine transportation and related services. The corporation, with more than 100 offices in major ports and cities around the world, has several operating subsidiaries including: Crowley Liner Services, Crowley Marine Services, Crowley Petroleum Transport and Crowley Logistics. Additional information about the corporation, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

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