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Crowley Awarded Ford Motor Company’s World Excellence Award

(Jacksonville, Fla.; March 26, 1999) – Crowley has received Ford Motor Company’s Recognition of Achievement World Excellence Award, recognizing the company as one of its top suppliers in the world for 1998 performance.

The World Excellence Achievement Award is a prestigious annual award honoring Ford production suppliers who have met and exceeded rigorous standards for performance in cost, quality and delivery as measured by the Supplier Improvement Metrics (SIM); commodity-specific metrics are used for non-production suppliers.

“Crowley is world class part of an exclusive club of Ford’s top suppliers,” said Carlos Mazzorin, Ford Motor Company’s group vice president of purchasing and Ford of Mexico. “Crowley made extraordinary contributions to Ford that helped make 1998 a very successful year and helped deliver high quality and value to our customers. Performance like this deserves to be recognized.”

Crowley, which achieved Ford’s prestigious Q1 status for quality service in 1998, was presented the World Excellence Award along with 46 other suppliers from seven countries at a dinner held in Dearborn, Mich., earlier this month. Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corp., accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Ford recognized Crowley for “efforts during a natural disaster” – specifically for protecting Ford’s vehicles in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Georges and then resuming normal shipments to dealers almost immediately thereafter.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Crowley provides cargo common carrier services between Canada, the United States and countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892.

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