(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) (April 10) — Crowley Maritime Corp. is providing shipping services to The Blood Alliance of Northeast Florida as they work to give a retired bloodmobile new purpose in Haiti. The bloodmobile will be donated for use as a Zanmi Lasante mobile health clinic serving more than 3 million people. Zanmi Lasante is a division of Boston’s Partners for Health, the largest non-governmental provider of health care in the country, which has also worked for more than 25 years to build and strengthen Haiti’s health care system.
Crowley has an ongoing commitment to Haiti, which it has served with reliable container shipping and logistics services for decades. Following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the island nation, Crowley was a critical provider of life-saving marine solutions, emergence response, salvage, and shipping and logistics support services.
“Crowley is very proud to be able to continue providing support services to the people of Haiti,” said the company’s Tony Otero, vice president, Caribbean Services. “Not only do we provide regular and reliable sailings between Haiti and the United States, but it is our hope to continue providing other support services, such as relocating this repurposed bloodmobile, to benefit all those living on the island.”
The bloodmobile was shipped from Crowley’s Port Everglades, Fla., terminal on Sunday, April 5, and was expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on April 10.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corp., is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico Liner Services, Caribbean and Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its Titan Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.