(JACKSONVILLE, FL; May 28, 1999) Crowley Logistics and American Freightways announced today that they will team up to provide weekly, fixed-day, less-than-container-load (LCL) service between Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Central and South America beginning June 14.
American Freightways, one of the leading LTL (less-than-truckload) motor carriers in North America, provides all points direct service in 30 U.S. states and covers 98 percent of Canadas population through a partnership with Day & Ross Transportation.
Crowley Logistics, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, will coordinate the international logistics, with American Freightways performing the domestic transportation.
State-of-the-art information technology applications will allow customers to use the Internet to track the movement of their freight from origin to destination through information exchanged by the companies joint electronic data interchange (EDI) systems.
Many value added services such as advanced arrival notices, imaged delivery receipt and consolidation services will be provided. Marine cargo insurance and freight forwarding services will also be available.
Through this partnership, American Freightways and Crowley Logistics, two of the most respected names in transportation and logistics services, will now be able to offer customers true one-stop shopping for LCL transportation between North America and Central and South America and the Caribbean. Service will be seamless provided through several gateways including, Chicago, Jacksonville, Miami, New Orleans and Secaucus, NJ.
“Each company brings certain strengths to the partnership that are fully complementary, said John Hourihan, Vice President and General Manager, Crowley Logistics. “American Freightways is one of the most distinguished domestic LTL motor carriers in the country, and Crowley Logistics is a premier player in international logistics and transportation throughout the Americas. By combining our talents, we will be able to offer shippers LCL service that is second to none.”
“The new partnership with Crowley will add yet another dimension to American Freightways growing package of service offerings for its customers,” said Frank Conner, American Freightways Chief Financial Officer.
American Freightways Corporation is a scheduled, for-hire carrier of less-than-truckload shipments of general commodities, presently serving all points in 30 Eastern, Midwestern, Southeastern and Southwestern states. Through partnerships, AF also serves Alaska, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Mexico and Puerto Rico. It employs 13,500 people operating over 25,000 pieces of revenue equipment from a network of 234 customer centers. Information about American Freightways may be found on its web site, www.arfw.com .
Jacksonville-based Crowley Logistics, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892. Crowley Logistics provides a full array of supply chain management, transportation and consulting services.