Crowley Adds 400 New Refrigerated Containers to its Fleet

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  • Crowley Logistics received 400 new reefers in Santo Tomas, Guatemala to accommodate the northbound reefer season through May 2019.
  • Crowley has invested over 0.25 billion dollars in new cargo equipment for its fleet.
  • The company operates more than 53,000 pieces of owned and leased intermodal equipment.
  • It includes 19,500 chassis, 23,000 dry containers, and 5,200 refrigerated containers.

Crowley Logistics has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its industry-leading equipment fleet just in time for the peak perishables shipping season beginning in Central America, reports a press release.

Details about the equipment

  1. The additional 40-foot-long high cubes are built to Crowley’s exacting standards and aimed at being the most reliable and efficient equipment in the market.
  2. These units have wireless asset monitoring technology, to provide continuous monitoring of the equipment as it transits from origin to destination, both at sea and over land.
  3. This is to ensure the cold chain is maintained the entire time that goods are in transit, regardless of shipment size.
  4. The new containers are also equipped with Carrier’s high-efficiency PrimeLINE® refrigeration units, incorporating several changes to help boost efficiency and reliability even further.

Why new containers?

Steve Collar, senior vice president, and general manager, Crowley Logistics said, that the acquisition of these containers is part of their continued commitment to maintaining the best-conditioned equipment for their customers and in the right quantities to meet their needs during peak season and throughout the rest of the year.

Monitored Updates

Their staff of experts continuously evaluates the fleet and its ability to meet customer needs. If there is room for improvement, investments are made to ensure the right equipment is available at the right time.

Arrival and Distribution

The reefer containers were received in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, last week directly from the manufacturing facility in a perfectly timed manner to accommodate the country’s heavy northbound reefer season, which continues through May 2019. These reefers will also be distributed throughout the rest of Crowley’s regional service lanes, as needed.

Growth since 2003

Since 2003, Crowley has invested over a quarter of a billion dollars in new cargo equipment for its fleet. Today, the company operates more than 53,000 pieces of owned and leased intermodal equipment, including more than 19,500 chassis, 23,000 dry containers, and 5,200 refrigerated containers – all of which come in a variety of sizes and are strategically located throughout the U.S, Central America and the Caribbean.

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Source: CROWLEY

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