Crowley Adding More than 3,000 Pieces of Equipment to Fleet
Resources to Serve Growing Demands of Customers throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America
Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is adding more than 3,000 pieces of cargo handling equipment to its robust and diverse fleet. The additional resources will allow the company to better meet increasing customer demand throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America service areas.
The new equipment, which will replace some aging units and allow for growth, brings Crowley’s equipment totals to nearly 43,000 containers, chassis and other specialized units.
“These acquisitions reflect our continued commitment to reinvest in the business for the benefit of our customers,” said Steve Collar, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, Latin America liner services. “And it further aligns with our strategy and desire to have the most modern and most desired type of equipment available when and where our customers need it.”
“We are particularly pleased to be able to add to our supply of high-capacity 53-foot containers, which are in great demand in our Puerto Rico liner services,” said John Hourihan, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico/Caribbean. “These units have a capacity up to 3,268 cubic feet and the capability to carry loads up to 42,660 pounds.”
In addition to meeting ISO standards for freight container door security applications, Crowley’s new containers, which are expected to arrive in Jacksonville this summer, have an extra bolt-type seal lock and 3/8’-thick plating at the top and bottom for maximum security, helping to prevent unlawful access.