Shipping line CROWLEY 30

Shipping line CROWLEY

Crowley Maritime Corporation provides diversified transportation services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics, Marine Services, Petroleum Services and Technical Services.

The primary services offered by these six business lines include:

  • Liner Services
  • Logistics
  • Energy Support
  • Project Management
  • Ocean Towing & Transportation
  • Petroleum & Chemical Transportation
  • Fuel Sales & Distribution
  • Ship Assist & Escort
  • Salvage & Emergency Response
  • Vessel Construction & Naval Architecture
  • Ship Management

The company supports all five of its business segments by providing corporate services (such as Purchasing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Public Relations and Advertising), and by providing Vessel Construction/Architecture Technical Services, which involves supervising construction of new vessels and maintaining ownership of vessels that are chartered for use in Crowleys operating lines of business.

The company employs approximately 4,300 people and provides its services using a fleet of more than 210 vessels, consisting of RO/RO (roll on roll off) vessels, LO/LO (lift on lift off) vessels, tankers, tugs and barges. Crowleys land-based facilities and equipment include terminals, warehouses, tank farms, office buildings, trucks, trailers, containers, chassis, cranes and other specialized vehicles.

The company's history began in 1892 when founder Thomas Crowley, the grandfather of current Chairman, President and CEO Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., purchased an 18-foot Whitehall boat to provide transportation of personnel and supplies to ships anchored on San Francisco Bay. The present structure, in which Crowley Maritime Corporation is a holding company for the business lines, was put in place in 1992.

The company is wholly and privately owned by the Crowley family and Crowley employees.