Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crowley Folds Subsidiary Into Logistics Division

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that recently acquired freight forwarding, export packing and logistics company Jarvis International Freight will transition into the company as a new branch of Crowley Logistics.

Jarvis is to remain based in Houston, Texas but “will now operate under the Crowley name and its team will continue its nearly 30-year legacy of providing specialized international freight forwarding and logistics services,” according to an Oct. 3 statement announcing the move.

In addition, Crowley says, the subsidiary will continue its other capabilities, including engineering, procurement, construction support, and project management, to those in the energy, oilfield and mining industries.

“This team’s already strong client relationships and specialized knowledge of project logistics, combined with our experience, facilities and capabilities will prove to be an even greater resource to customers in the industries we serve,” explained Steve Collar, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager, logistics.

“This decision gives Crowley a greater opportunity to extend our logistics services to new industries and geographic areas,” Collar said. “Adding this team to our logistics portfolio strengthens our position in the petroleum and energy industries – and will increase the opportunities for us to take on more logistically complex projects for these customers.”

The new web address for the subsidiary is