(Jacksonville, Fla.; May 7, 2009) – For years, Crowley has strived to transport anything, anytime, anywhere on water safely. Add racecars to the list of unique goods transported by the company.
Last month, the company transported the J.D. Jaguar racecar from San Juan to Jacksonville for the first racing event of the season, the 2009 Sports Car Club of America Trans-Am racing title held at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.
Jorge Diaz Sr., who recently announced his decision to include his team in the highly contested race in Virginia and throughout the United States, said he has always entrusted the teams’ equipment to Crowley for all overseas transportation because of the company’s proven track record and reputation.
“We are pleased with the opportunity to add racecars to the list of cargo transported from the Puerto Rico to the mainland,” said Roberto Lugo, vice president of Puerto Rico services. “The J.D. Jaguar racing team has a huge following on the island and we wish them the best for the 2009 racing season.”
After the Virginia event, driver Jorge Arturo Diaz Jr. and his team travel to Mosport, Canada, for its second race, followed by races in Mid-Ohio; Portland, Ore.; Watkins Glen in New York; and later, Wisconsin. After the season, Crowley will bring its racecar and equipment back to Puerto Rico.
Finishing third in the 2003 Championship season, Jorge Diaz Jr. was named “Rookie of the Year.” In all, Diaz has captured eight podium finishes, including three victories in the 2003 season. Locally, he has won every GT Championship for the past six years with dozens of victories under his belt.
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 www.crowley.com.
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