Crowley Maritime Corp. is planning a significant strategic restructuring that will result in a more decentralized ocean cargo transportation company once the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud is complete.
Having completed this assignment, P. Elliott Burnside will leave the position of president of Crowley American Transport to establish his own industry consulting service, which Crowley will utilize. The company will not replace Burnside and will instead restructure its liner services into two major business units.
Puerto Rico and Caribbean Liner services will
be led by John Douglass, vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico and Caribbean Services, while Central America and Mexico liner services will be led by Rinus Schepen, vice president and general manager, Central America & Mexico Services. Crowley's South America liner services will continue to be run by Frank Larkin, vice president and general manager, South America Services
, until the sale of these services is finalized.