Crowley adds 400 reefers in time for peak season

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to better serve the growing needs of its perishables customers in Central America and the Caribbean. All of the units are 40-foot-high cubes, built to Crowley’s exacting structural and security standards.

The 40-foot reefer containers are being delivered in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, directly from the manufacturing facility to accommodate the heavy northbound reefer season, which is currently underway and will continue through May 2016. These reefers will also be deployed as needed throughout the rest of Crowley’s service lanes. The new containers are equipped with Carrier’s high-efficiency PrimeLINE refrigeration units, incorporating several changes to help boost efficiency and reliability even further.

Since 2003, Crowley has invested over $250 million in new cargo equipment for its liner services fleet. Today, the company operates more than 52,000 pieces of owned and leased intermodal equipment, including 22,015 chassis, 21,297 dry containers and 3,916 refrigerated containers, all of which come in a variety of sizes and are strategically located throughout the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.

By Professional Mariner Staff