Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-based marine solutions, transportation and logistics company. Founded in San Francisco in 1892, the company is privately owned by the Crowley family and its employees. The company recorded 2013 revenues of more than $1.6 billion and employs approximately 5,300 individuals.

Crowley Maritime Corp. offers six main services: 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 company operates a fleet of 200 vessels, consisting of cotnainer ships, RO-RO (roll-on, roll-off) vessels, articulated tug-barges, tugs and barges.

Crowley was the 21st-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 164,816 TEUs, up 4.0 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 0.9 percent, according to data from PIERS, the data division of JOC Group Inc. It was No. 16  in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 308,113 TEUs, down 3.7 percent year-over-year and market share of 2.4 percent. For more carrier rankings, see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

In November 2013, Crowley announced an order for two 2,400-TEU ships to be powered by liquid natural gas, joining the recent trend among regional carriers serving the U.S., including TOTE, Matson, and Horizon Lines, in planning a shift in fuel for their vessels.

18 Nov 2015
Crowley Puerto Rico Services has begun construction on a 900-foot pier at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to accommodate two liquefied natural gas-powered cargo ships the carrier will put into operation in 2017.
16 Oct 2015
Crowley Maritime has asked asked the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission for an exemption from having to separately amend and refile approximately 500 service contracts that the carrier will assume with its recently announced acquisition of Seafreight Line.
24 Sep 2015
Crowley Maritime has signed a letter of intent to acquire SeaFreight Agencies, a Florida-based operator in the Caribbean and and South American trades in the latest example of consolidation in the region's container sector.
20 Jul 2015
Efforts to repeal the Jones Act in the U.S. are part of a global campaign to weaken cabotage laws and undercut labor, said the president of a union representing U.S. seafarers.
01 Jul 2015
Crowley is continuing its investments in the U.S.-Caribbean-Latin American services by buying more than 4,300 pieces of equipment that will be used on its services connecting the Caribbean, South America and the U.S.
19 Jun 2015
Crowley Maritime will add a roundtrip monthly sailing between the Philadelphia area and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to meet demand in a tight southbound market.
29 May 2015
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has been awarded a contract to crew, operate and maintain four U.S.-flag domestic ships that Pasha Group is acquiring from Horizon Lines for operation in the West Coast-Hawaii trade.
27 May 2015
Construction has begun on the second of two liquefied natural gas-fueled ships that Crowley Maritime Corp. has ordered for the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.
11 May 2015
Thomas Farmer, a former executive at Crowley Maritime, has been acquitted on a charge he conspired with competitors to fix prices in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.
11 May 2015
Crowley Maritime Corp. has contracted for construction of a $48.5 million new pier at its San Juan, Puerto Rico, terminal and signed a 30-year lease extension for the property with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority.
08 May 2015
Crowley Liner Service called competitor Trailer Bridge’s allegations of patent infringement “specious” and said it would continue to use the disputed equipment to load and discharge flat-deck barges in the Puerto Rico trade.
07 May 2015
Trailer Bridge has filed a lawsuit accusing Crowley Liner Services, a competitor in the U.S.