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Nelly Yunta Named General Manager, Customized Brokers

(Jacksonville, Fla.; Sept. 8, 2009) — Crowley’s logistics group announced today that Nelly Yunta has been named general manager of Customized Brokers, Crowley’s customs brokerage company in Miami. In her new position, Yunta will be responsible for the coordination of operations activities for Customized Brokers; development of policies and procedures; operating results; profit and loss responsibilities; coordination and negotiation of service provider agreements and business relations development. She will remain domiciled in Miami but will move to the Customized Brokers office and will report to Pat Compres, vice president.

“Nelly has both a broad knowledge of the transportation industry and specific expertise in refrigerated cargo which will add a new dimension to our customs brokerage group,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. “Adding Nelly to the team not only provides Customized Brokers and Crowley’s logistics group with a proven leader to handle the challenges of this growing business, but also frees up Pat Compres from day-to-day management so that she may focus on business development.”

Yunta was a leader in the organization and supervision of Crowley’s very first apparel services department, which has become a model for the industry. Early in her Crowley career, after a reorganization of the company’s Central America liner operations, Yunta was a key contributor to the consolidation of systems and personnel into one cohesive freight services group.

Yunta joined Crowley in 1988 as a senior coordinator in the Miami traffic department. A month later, she was promoted to supervisor of traffic. In 1989, she was promoted to manager of freight services where she supervised the booking, traffic, documentation and customer service departments. She was named regional sales manager in 1998 and general manager, Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2006. She was awarded the 2003 Thomas Crowley Trophy, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s most prestigious award.

Yunta has a degree in business administration from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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. The company 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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