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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Crowley Maritime Corporation News

Marine Transport Lines RRF to Relocate S.C.

Charleston, S.C., effective July 1. is (843) 747-8045. for six U.S. Maritime Administration RRF vessels. Edmont at the former Charleston Naval Base. Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla., 32225. office is (904) 727-2200.

Crowley Christen First Two Ocean-class Tugboats

'Ocean Wave': Photo credit Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corporation christen 'Ocean Wave' & 'Ocean Wind' built at Bollinger Shipyards, based in Amelia, La. USA. The new tugboats were designed by Crowley subsidiary Jensen Maritime located in New Orleans. At 146 and 156 feet in length, and with a minimum bollard pull of 150 metric tons, Crowley’s new ocean class tugs will be outfitted for long-range, high-capacity ocean towing, rig moves, platform and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit tows, emergency response and firefighting.

Crowley Raises Market Funds Mainly for Newbuild Program

Crowley Maritime Corporation has successfully raised gross proceeds of $200 million through the sale of 200,000 shares of Series A Income Preferred Securities. The company says it intends to use the net proceeds from this offering in connection with its new vessel build program as well as for general corporate purposes. “We are very pleased to have concluded this important transaction for the company, especially as it offers a new source of capital to pursue our growth plans,” said Crowley's Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley. DNB Markets acted as exclusive financial advisor to Crowley. DNB Markets and Incapital acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.

Webb Awards Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Wistort (Photo: Crowley)

Hannah Wistort, Webb Institute class of 2017, is the 2016-2017 recipient of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Wistort for her academic excellence and leadership skills. Wistort, who is from Niskayuna, N.Y., has been involved with many student organizations and community projects. She is a member of the Webb Leadership Committee, which organizes community service and outreach projects for students.

Crowley Concludes Sale of S. America Services

Crowley Maritime Corporation last week concluded the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud. Crowley's business activities in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Colombia and Venezuela are now officially being operated under the name Crowley Liner Services, Inc. All other South America services previously owned by Crowley are now officially under the control of Hamburg Sud, which is operating the services under the name Crowley American Transport.

Crowley's Green Initiatives Garner Attention

Crowley Maritime Corporation's continued focus on environmental preservation and protection was recently recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) in Washington, DC, with environmental excellence awards for 26 ships, which are owned and/or operated by Crowley subsidiaries. The awards ceremony recognized companies with vessels that had achieved a record of two or more years of no recordable environmental incidents. Crowley companies, including Crowley Liner Services, Crowley Petroleum Services, Marine Transport Lines and Marine Transport Management, far surpassed this benchmark with a combined total of 152 years of environmental excellence among its recognized vessels.

Crowley Helps Deliver Regis & Kathy

Crowley Maritime Corporation's 's liner services group recently transported a satellite uplink truck and four containers of equipment aboard the Crowley ship Wesertor to Nassau, Bahamas for the live production of the Regis & Kelly show, which has been broadcast from the island's Atlantis Resort this week. The satellite uplink truck is more than 15-feet tall, nearly 37-feet long and is eight-feet wide. Crowley will also handle the transportation of the truck and other gear back to the United States.

Bodewig Awarded the 2002 Thomas Crowley Trophy

Jose Roberto Bodewig, Crowley's General Manager in El Salvador, was awarded the 2002 Thomas Crowley Trophy, Crowley Maritime Corporation's highest honor, at ceremonies held last week in New Orleans. this year. The Thomas Crowley Trophy award honors employees with outstanding performance, whose dedication, leadership, initiative and productivity most clearly reflect those of the company's founder. winners of the award. about 50 Crowley employees. Michael Hopkins, Vice President, Operations. said Crowley. foster its growth. offering many different services, we are still one company. where Crowley is the No. 1 carrier to and from the United States. country, but for Guatemala as well. and was promoted to general manager in 1991.

Crowley Awards CMA Student

Crowley Maritime Corporation presented its annual Seamanship Award to California Maritime Academy student Christian Barron, from Benicia, California. The Seamanship Award is given each year to the California Maritime graduate who best exhibits excellence in seamanship. Nominations from instructors and fellow students determine the winner. Barron graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Transportation.

Crowley Marine Services Accepts Delivery of Tan'Erliq

Crowley Marine Services received delivery of Tan'erliq - the second of two new 10,192 hp tractor tugs from Crowley Maritime Corporation subsidiary, Vessel Management Services. Measuring 155 ft. in length, Tan'erliq and sister vessel Nanuq are the largest and strongest of the cycloidal tugs. The tugs, which together form the Prince William Sound Class, have specifically designed and developed form CMS under contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for tanker escort and spill response operations in Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Gillen Promoted - VP Engineering

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Jim Gillen has been promoted to vice president of engineering for the company's petroleum services, marine services and petroleum distribution groups. Gillen, who remains domiciled in Jacksonville, now reports to both John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager, Atlantic/Gulf services, and Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Pacific/Alaska services. Reporting to Gillen under Crowley's unified group of engineering support are Bill Metcalf…

Webb Institute Names Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Left: Don Rickerson; right: Justin Van Emmerik, both members of the Webb Institute Class of 2013.

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, announced the selection of Don Rickerson ’13 and Justin van Emmerik ’13 as the 2012 – 2013 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarship recipients. Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program is awarded annually to one or two students, who, in the eyes of the Scholarship Selection Committee at Webb Institute, have demonstrated leadership qualities, school and community involvement, interest in and dedication to the maritime industry, and academic promise.

Crowley Earns Environmental Awards

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored at a Chamber Shipping of America awards ceremony with Environmental Achievement Awards for 2008. The awards recognized the environmental excellence of 57 Crowley owned or managed vessels based on having operated at least two years without any environmental incidents. The vessels operated a combined total of 382 years of service without incident. Three vessels - tugboats Point Barrow and Point Thompson, along with the tanker Blue Ridge - have each operated 11 years without an incident.

Crowley Promotes Miller

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Mark Miller has been promoted to director of corporate communications with responsibility for internal communications, media relations, advertising and marketing communications for the corporation and its subsidiaries and business units operating around the world. Miller joined Crowley in April 1995 as manager of public relations and advertising for the corporation’s Jacksonville-based container shipping subsidiary, Crowley Liner Services. In April 2000, he was promoted to manager of corporate communications with similar job responsibilities but supporting all of Crowley’s business units. As director, miller will remain in Jacksonville and continue to report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley’s vice president of human resources.

Crowley to Christen Barge

On July 28, Crowley Maritime Corporation will christen the 455-2, the second of three new Heavy Lift 455 series deck barges being built to handle project work for the offshore energy industry - primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The 455-2 is one of three 400 x 105-ft.-wide deck barges to be built at Gunderson Marine's shipyard in Portland, Oregon. The media is invited to attend this christening, which will feature the traditional breaking of a champagne bottle against the hull and the subsequent launch and spectacular splashdown into the Willamette River.

Crowley Receives Safety Award

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recognized recently when Signal Mutual presented Crowley with their Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award at Signal's board of directors meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award honors companies, insured by Signal, that demonstrate initiative and outstanding safety performance. Joe Roach, Signal's administration president, who presented the award to Crowley Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Bill Pennella, told the Signal board of directors…

MacDonald VP, Procurement at Crowley

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Wendy MacDonald has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Matt Jackson who has been named vice president, Caribbean island services. MacDonald will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley's senior vice president of corporate services. MacDonald is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. She also oversees facilities development and travel. MacDonald…

Crowley Maritime Corp. Scholarship Aids Puerto Rican Student

Sholarship award: Photo credit Crowley Maritime Corp.

Crowley Maritime Corporation awards 17-year-old Coraly Lopez Ortiz its 2012 Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Coraly Lopez Ortiz, has begun her first year of college at University of Puerto Rico (UPR), thanks in part to the support of Crowley Maritime Corporation. Her parents' medical ailments have kept them from working since 2010, but her strong academic record and commitment to pursuing an education despite tough financial circumstances have prevailed with the help of the scholarship.

Crowley Maritime Awards Scholarships to UNF & UW Students

UW Scholars: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation has awarded six Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships: Firstly for two students at the University of North Florida (UNF), and secondly to four  students at University of Washington’s (UW) Foster School of Business. Crowley’s Jim Gillen, vice president of engineering, petroleum services, presented the scholarships to Brandon Little and Aquiles Rodriguez for their academic excellence and enrollment in UNF’s transportation and logistics program. Each student will receive $2,500 toward their tuition.

MN 100: Crowley

Chairman & CEO: Thomas B. Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company providing services in domestic and international markets through six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services; Latin America liner services; logistics; marine contract solutions; deep sea petroleum transportation; and petroleum transportation, distribution and sales in Alaska. The primary services offered by these six business lines include Shipping and Logistics…

Webb Institute Senior Awarded Crowley Scholarship

Tyler Gray-Hoehn (Photo by Taylor Adamczyk, Webb Institute)

Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship to Tyler Gray-Hoehn, class of 2018 at the Webb Institute, a highly-selective undergraduate institution in Glen Cove, N.Y., specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering. Gray-Hoehn, who hails from Brookfield, Wisc., was recognized for his dedication, academic excellence and leadership as a student Webb. He is senior class president and vice president of the Webb Institute’s Student Organization (SO), and has also been Webb’s Motor Boat Chair, Van Chair and a member of the Honor Council.

Crowley Marine Services' Receives Environmental Protection Award

The U. S. Coast Guard presented Crowley Marine Services with the William M. Benkert Award, which is the premier national award recognizing excellence in marine environmental protection. The award was presented by Rear Admiral R.C. North, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, U.S. Conference in La Jolla, Calif. Charlie Nalen, vice president, Environmental Affairs, Safety & Quality for Crowley Maritime Corporation, was also in attendance to accept the award on behalf of the company.

Cosgrove Awarded Thomas Crowley Trophy

Cole Cosgrove, director of contract operations for Crowley’s Puerto Rico and Caribbean Services, was awarded the 2001 Thomas Crowley Trophy, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s highest honor, at ceremonies held last week in Jacksonville. Cosgrove, who is based in Jacksonville and works for the corporation’s liner services segment, is the second trophy winner this year. Craig Tornga, general manager of Oil Industry Services for Crowley in Alaska, received the first trophy presented in late May. Tornga is a member of Crowley’s Energy and Marine Services group. The Thomas Crowley Trophy honors employees with outstanding performance, whose dedication, leadership, initiative and productivity most clearly reflect those of the company’s founder.

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