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Vol. 17, No. 14 Week of April 01, 2012
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry

Arctic Oil & Gas Directory: Crowley adds new refrigerated containers to fleet

Crowley Maritime Corp. said Nov. 8 that its liner services group is enhancing its growing equipment fleet of more than 45,000 modern units with the acquisition of 222 new 40-foot, high cube refrigerated containers, known as refers, and 133 under-slung power generator sets, gensets. The reefers, which will be used in all of the company’s liner services, were delivered in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, the first week in November in preparation for the peak perishables shipping season in Central America. That season runs from November through May each year and includes a large volume of melon shipments.

The newly acquired reefers, which have a capacity of 2,398 cubic feet, have been outfitted with new, lighter Star Cool Integrated refrigerator units that are designed to reduce CO2 emissions and are enhanced with software that helps monitor and adjust them to ensure they’re operating at peak performance.

“We are gearing up for the melon season in Central America, and the delivery of these brand new units comes at a perfect time for us to meet the needs of our customers,” said John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager Crowley, Latin America.

Since 2003, Crowley has invested close to $240 million to modernize its equipment fleet by nearly 24,000 units. Most recently, in October of this year, Crowley added 400 53-foot (102-inch wide) containers and 375 53-foot chassis to meet the needs of customers in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.



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