Crowley Maritime merges liner services into logistics business unit

US owner Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that it will merge its liner services group into logistics business unit Crowley Logistics to better serve customers with integrated supply chain solutions.

Crowley Logistics offers end-to-end services, including ocean, land and air transportation; commercial transportation management; supply chain and distribution services; freight forwarding and warehousing; and cargo risk and customs compliance.

Crowley operates liner service between the United States and Puerto Rico, the Eastern and Western Caribbean and Central America with a fleet of lift-on/lift-off container ships, specialty vessels, and roll-on/roll-off barges.

“This restructuring is essential for us to compete more effectively in our markets while providing clarity to our customers and business partners that we are a fully integrated logistics organization with a focus on our customers’ supply chains,” said Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO.

The internal integration was planned as part of a corporate restructuring that yielded four business units: Crowley Fuels, Crowley Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Logistics.

The merger is expected to be completed on January 1.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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