(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 7, 2015) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to top off its industry-leading fleet of equipment to better serve the growing needs of its perishables customers in Central America and the Caribbean. All of the units are 40-foot high cubes, built to Crowley’s exacting structural and security standards.
“Putting these containers into service is part of our continued commitment to maintain the highest quality equipment for our customers just in time for the peak refrigerated shipping season, ” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, international liner services. “Our expert staff continuously evaluates our fleet for its ability to meet the customer’s needs. If there is room for improvement, Crowley does not hesitate to make the investment to ensure we have the right equipment in the right place at the right time.”
The 40-foot reefer containers are being delivered in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, directly from the manufacturing facility in a perfectly timed manner to accommodate the Central America’s heavy northbound reefer season, which is currently underway and will continue through May 2016. These reefers will also be deployed as needed throughout the rest of Crowley’s service lanes. The new containers are equipped with Carrier’s high efficiency PrimeLINE® refrigeration units, incorporating several changes to help boost efficiency and reliability even further.
Since 2003, Crowley has invested over a quarter of a billion dollars in new cargo equipment for its liner services fleet. Today, the company operates more than 52, 000 pieces of owned and leased intermodal equipment, including more than 22, 015 chassis; 21, 297 dry containers; and more than 3, 916 refrigerated containers, all of which come in a variety of sizes and are strategically located throughout the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico Liner Services, Caribbean and Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership position in Ardent Global; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; global ship management; 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.