(Jacksonville, Fla.; June 4, 2007) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has begun to take delivery of 929 new 40-foot refrigerated (reefer) high-cube containers, 1,453 new 45-foot (102 wide) containers, 1,453 chassis and 347 generator sets. The equipment, all of which is arriving in Jacksonville, Fla., during the next four months, is being deployed in the company’s Latin America, Caribbean and Puerto Rico liner services as soon as it is received to meet increased customer demand.
“Part of our commitment to help speed cargo to market is to make sure we’ve done everything we can to provide the customer with the right equipment in superior condition, at the right place and at the right time to meet their needs,” said Tom Crowley Jr., chairman, president and CEO. “Reinvesting company profits in new equipment for the benefit of our customers further illustrates our continued commitment to the shipping community.”
The new containers will complement an order received in 2006 for 5,942 new 45-foot (102 wide) dry containers, 40- and 45-foot chassis, 40-foot high cube refrigerated containers and gensets. Like the containers delivered in 2006, the new boxes were built to Crowleys high security specifications.
Having containers that can be lifted on and off chassis also provides flexibility to shippers who use multiple Crowley services, including both Lift-on/Lift-off (Lo/Lo) and Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) services.
Crowley Liner Services, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., is a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation and is part of its liner segment. The corporation, founded in 1892, is privately owned, and is engaged in worldwide logistics, liner services, contract towing and transportation, energy support services, ship assist and escort services, vessel management and petroleum and chemical marine transport. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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