In response to continuing high customer demand, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has placed orders for additional equipment, including hundreds of new chassis and containers for use in the company’s U.S., Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America trade lanes.
This latest equipment acquisition includes nearly 400 gensets – both nosemounts and underslungs – which will begin arriving in Jacksonville between July and September. Also scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville are 700, 45-foot (102-inch-wide) dry containers and 525, 40-45-foot extendable chassis, all expected no later than the end of September. Slated for delivery by November are 500, 53-foot (102-inch-wide) dry containers; 500, 53-foot chassis; 325, 20-foot chassis and 1,360 40-foot chassis.
High-cube containers are also on order, including 75, 40-foot refrigerated containers (reefers), which will be delivered in Limon, Costa Rica, by late September in advance of the heavy Central America reefer season.
“Fulfilling the needs of our customers continues to be a top priority,” said Crowley’s John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico services. “As a whole, Crowley is working hard to improve its shipping and logistics services, first and foremost by delivering top-quality equipment in the trade lanes where it is most needed.”
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy 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 at www.crowley.com.