Crowley Maritime’s liner services group is adding more than 3,000 pieces of cargo-handling equipment to its fleet, allowing the transportation company to expand its services in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The equipment includes 200 53-foot dry containers, 200 45-foot dry containers, 500 20-foot dry containers, 1,000 40-foot high-cube containers, 337 40-foot refrigerated high-cube containers, 30 20-foot reefer containers, 461 underslung gensets and 75 nosemount gensets. The new equipment, which will replace some aging units and allow for expansion, brings Crowley’s equipment totals to nearly 43,000 containers, chassis and other specialized units. The containers are expected to arrive in Jacksonville, Fla., this summer.
“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 of the Puerto Rico and Caribbean region, in a written statement. “These units have a capacity up to 3,268 cubic feet and the capability to carry loads up to 42,660 pounds.”