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Ed Schlueter Promoted to Vice President of Vessel Management Services

(Seattle, Wash.; April 7, 2004) – Crowley Maritime Corporation today announced that Ed Schlueter has been promoted to vice president of its Vessel Management Services subsidiary. Schlueter will remain domiciled in Seattle and report directly to Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO.

Schlueter will continue to be responsible for new vessel construction, naval architecture and marine engineering services in support of all of Crowley’s business enterprises.

Schlueter joined Crowley in 1976 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the marine engineering field. After working in the Northwest and Alaska, he was appointed project manager for the construction of three container ships being built in Denmark. Upon their completion, he moved to Jacksonville as the engineering manager for Crowley’s East Coast and Caribbean Services until being transferred to the corporate office in Oakland.

In 1993, Schlueter relocated to Seattle and became director of engineering for the West Coast. In 1996, he was chosen to work in Crowley’s new subsidiary, Vessel Management Services, Inc. That company, which is part of Crowley’s corporate services segment, is charged with providing technical project support services involving naval architecture and marine engineering, as well as contracting, on-site representation for ship, tug and barge construction and maintaining ownership of new vessels for the parent company or other third party companies.

Prior to joining Crowley, Schlueter worked for more than 10 years in various aspects of the shipping, transportation and salvage industry. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Marine Engineer’s License. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the Society of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects.

Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company 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

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