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Crowley’s finance director in Puerto Rico elected vice president of Puerto Rico Shipping Association

(San Juan, Puerto Rico; Oct. 10, 2007) — Jose Francisco Nazario, Crowley’s finance director in Puerto Rico, was elected vice president of the Puerto Rico Shipping Association during a meeting held last week in Puerto Rico. Nazario was previously secretary of the organization and is an official member of the associations Silver Anchor Club.

Nazario, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in accounting, from the University of Puerto Rico, has more than 26 years of experience in the maritime industry. Through his involvement with the association, he remains committed to achieving the associations main objectives, which are to study and solve the common issues that affect the stevedoring and shipping companies, its agents and suppliers doing business in Puerto Rico.

“It is an honor and privilege to have the confidence of the members of the Puerto Rico Shipping Association,” Nazario said. “I thank Crowley for giving me the opportunity to participate in this distinguished organization. I will continue working within the association to improve the conditions and efficiency of the port facilities of our island for the benefit of the maritime industry and our people.”

Crowley and its predecessor company have been serving the Puerto Rico market since 1954, longer than any other carrier in the trade. The company, with more than 200 Puerto Rico employees, is also the No. 1 ocean carrier between the island commonwealth and the U.S. mainland with more weekly sailings and more cargo carried annually than any other shipping line.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in San Francisco in 1892, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of five operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, 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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