(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; October 10, 2005) Crowley announced today that it has reopened its New Orleans office in the wake of Hurricane Katrina following an all clear from local and federal authorities. The office, which supports liner services customers, is located at 3300 W. Esplanade Ave. Suite # 605 in Metairie, Lou. The main telephone number there is 504-831-8252.
The office, which is approximately seven and a half miles from downtown New Orleans, did not sustain damage from flooding thanks in part to its location on the sixth floor. The office houses eight full-time sales, operations and support personnel for Crowleys gulf coast liner services group.
“Given all that has occurred in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we are pleased to be reopening this office so quickly,” said John Hourihan, Crowleys senior vice president and general manager, Latin America services. “It brings a sense of pride to us, our New Orleans employees and the Metairie community to know a return to normalcy is on the horizon. We look forward to serving our area customers once again from this convenient and strategic location.”
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services and Marine 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 www.crowley.com.
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