Friday, April 5, 2013

Crowley Receives 11th Straight Logistics Award

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner and logistics group was recently presented with its 11th consecutive Logistics Excellence Award for export quality, an honor given in recognition of Crowley’s ongoing efforts to transport Toyota vehicles to the US East Coast from Puerto Rico.

The award was presented during Toyota’s annual logistics partners meeting in Newport Beach, California, an event attended by professionals representing marine, rail and motor carriers.

Accepting the Toyota Logistics Services award on Crowley’s behalf were national accounts Vice President Peter Noyer and national accounts director John Kelley.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by TLS for this prestigious award,” Kelley said.
As Toyota’s exclusive carrier, Crowley transported over 13,000 of the company’s vehicles to Puerto Rico in 2012. Crowley’s Puerto Rico vessels are designed with specialized automobile decking that allows up to 240 vehicles per voyage to be driven on, stowed and transported in a protected space.
The company also has dedicated fenced, lighted and secured terminal space in Florida for about 400 Toyota vehicles near the vessel loading ramp, minimizing the need for Toyota vehicles to be driven through and around the terminal.