Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group is adding more than 3,000 pieces of cargo handling equipment to its fleet.
The additional equipment will be used to serve shippers in its Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Latin America services, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company said.
The equipment includes 200 53-foot dry containers, 200 45-foot dry containers, 500 20-foot dry containers, 1,000 40-foot dry high-cube containers, 337 40-foot refrigerated high-cube containers, 30 20-foot refrigerated containers, 461 under-slung gensets and 75 nose-mount gensets.
“We are particularly pleased to be able to add to our supply of high-capacity 53-foot containers, which are in great demand in our Puerto Rico liner services,” said John Hourihan, Crowley's senior vice president and general manager for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. “These units have a capacity up to 3,268 cubic feet and the capability to carry loads up to 42,660 pounds.”
Crowley’s new containers, which are expected to arrive in Jacksonville this summer, have an extra bolt-type seal lock and three-eighths-of-an-inch-thick plating at the top and bottom for maximum security, helping to prevent unlawful access, the company explained.
The equipment order will bring Crowley’s total fleet to about 43,000 containers, chassis and other specialized units.
Since 2003, Crowley has invested more than $275 million to upgrade and expand its equipment fleet.