Move Fosters Company-Wide Synergies and Creates New Business Opportunities
(HOUSTON, November 11, 2013) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group, project logistics and global freight management team, and subsidiary TITAN Salvage have relocated to a shared, custom-designed office and warehouse facility in Houston. The new consolidated location at 15894 Diplomatic Plaza Drive is expected to foster company-wide synergies, expand TITAN and Crowley’s customer base and create new business opportunities among the three groups. Together, these businesses, which are founded in engineering, project management and logistics, will ultimately be able to provide better, more value-added customer solutions.
Though its name and core business remains unchanged, TITAN Salvage, the company’s worldwide marine salvage and wreck removal company, has relocated its headquarters from Pompano, Fla., to Houston as a result of the move.
Solutions, the company’s project management organization, and project logistics and global freight management team, Crowley’s business specializing in freight forwarding, export packing and logistics services within the energy, oilfield and mining industries, were both previously based in Houston, but now have new contact information (listed below). Solutions will continue to manage its tug and barge fleet, under the direction of Craig Tornga, vice president, from the new Houston facility.
“Many of these diverse businesses have common customers with similar needs. By offering a full suite of company-wide services, Crowley will have a greater opportunity to grow while adding value for each of its unique clients,” said Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services.
“Ultimately, Crowley seeks to continue to build on the legacy of the company, solving problems for our customers and providing a seamless logistics approach to their supply chains,” said Crowley’s Frank Larkin, senior vice president and general manager, logistics.
The new facility will feature a state-of-the-art emergency response center, manned 24/7, for TITAN Salvage customers, and will have collaborative work spaces and meeting rooms, as well as a fully functional, secured warehouse and maintenance facility. The office boasts 128,500 total square feet, including 102,500 square feet dedicated to maintenance and warehousing. TITAN and Crowley’s project logistics and global freight management team will use the warehouse space to store and stage salvage equipment, inventory ship parts and spares, and handle project cargo for customers. The new facility also offers 4.61 acres of additional paved outside storage and parking.
This shared office and warehouse is located at 15894 Diplomatic Plaza Dr., Houston, Texas 77032. The businesses can be reached by calling the following new phone numbers: TITAN Salvage, +1-832-850-4150; solutions, +1-832-850-4100; and project logistics and global freight management, +1-832-850-4000.
About Crowley Maritime
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-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 at www.crowley.com.
About TITAN Salvage
TITAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a worldwide marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company based in Houston, Texas, that has performed more than 450 salvage and wreck removal projects since 1980, including some of the most technically demanding projects ever undertaken. The company also has offices and equipment depots in the UK, Singapore & Australia. TITAN responds to vessel emergencies around the world and is able to mobilize a worldwide network of expert salvage professionals and specialized, portable equipment within hours of activation. TITAN is accessible 24 hours a day through the company’s main dispatch telephone number, +1-832-850-4150. Additional information about TITAN may be found at www.titansalvage.com.
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