Crowley Liner Services will acquire 750 new and 45-ft. (102" wide) high-cube container/chassis combinations. These new boxes and chassis are in addition to the 2,400
53-ft. (102" wide) and 45-ft. (102" wide) high-cube container/chassis
combinations already received this year.
Crowley Maritime Corporation
's board of directors approved the long-term
lease of this equipment at a meeting last week in Oakland, Calif. Equipment
providers and delivery dates have not yet been finalized.
The new containers, each with 3,268 cubic feet of capacity, will be deployed
in Crowley's Latin America and Puerto Rico
/Caribbean Ro/Ro services, which
include the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa
Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Virgin
Like the containers delivered earlier this year, the 750 new boxes will be
built to Crowley's security specifications with hardware that allows for an
additional bolt-type seal to lock the door to the doorframe. In addition,
heavy-duty plating and special round-headed huck bolts will be used on the
doors, making it especially difficult for anyone to gain illegal access.
In addition, the new boxes will bear new markings making them easier to
identify as members of the Crowley fleet. The familiar red, blue and black
logo remains on the front and back of each box, but on the sides the word
Crowley has been affixed in large, white letters and the company web site
address has been added.