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.