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Crowley plays role in the Summit of the Americas, Company transports “Safe Boats” to Trinidad & Tobago

(Jacksonville, Fla.; April 17, 2009) – Crowley played a behind-the-scenes role in assuring heads of state have safe transportation during the upcoming Summit of the Americas event to be held in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

The company successfully transported two Interceptor vessels, or Safe Boats, to Trinidad for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The vessels will be used to ensure the security of visiting dignitaries and heads of state. The U.S. government agency thanked Crowley for coordinating and assisting in this important task.

“On behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for a job well done in coordinating and assisting the CBP, and the Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise Divisions shipment of two Safe Boats. With the Summit of the Americas to be held in Trinidad and Tobago April 17-19, it was critical that the two Interceptor vessels arrive in Trinidad as scheduled to support the security of the visiting heads of state and the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago,” said Karl A. Brown, chief of party for the CBP in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Summit of the Americas brings together the Heads of State and Government representatives from the Western Hemisphere to discuss common concerns, seek solutions and develop a shared vision for the future development of the region, be it economic, social or political in nature. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Trinidad today to attend the summit, following his high-profile visit to Mexico.

“We are pleased to have had the opportunity to play a role in such an important summit and assist the CBP in ensuring important security vessels made it to Trinidad and Tobago safely and on-time. Crowley operations teams on both the mainland and in the islands should be proud in knowing they were part of this event,” said Rudy Leming, vice president of Caribbean services.

For more information about the Summit of the Americas, visit the event website

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified 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 the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture; 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

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