Oil Patch Bits: Crowley 2013 Wholesaler of the Year by Shell
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s petroleum distribution group in Alaska has been recognized by Shell Oil Products U.S. as the 2013 Health, Safety, Security & Environment Wholesaler of the Year. The award is presented as part of the international energy company’s celebration of their YOU Make the Difference Real program, which recognized top wholesalers for their “efforts in delivering the Shell brand promise at every site, every visit, and every day!”
As Shell’s sole wholesale distributor in Alaska, Crowley faces unique challenges including remote locations, harsh environments, a diverse product and customer base, limited supply options and large fluctuations in seasonal demand. The company currently services 17 Shell-branded retail stations, three of which are owned and operated by Crowley.
“We are humbled and grateful for the recognition from our fuel supplier and branded retailer,” said Bob Cox, vice president, petroleum distribution, Alaska. “Safely delivering product to Shell retailers across 475 miles of Alaskan highway network requires the support of Crowley’s entire organization — from dispatchers to mechanics to drivers — all personnel are focused on safe, efficient operations.”
Crowley continues to position itself as a leader in the Alaska fuel industry, providing transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska.