Crowley Maritime Honored by Chamber of Shipping of America

Crowley Maritime Honored by Chamber of Shipping of America

About 85 Crowley-owned and operated vessels and their crews have been honored for 782 cumulative years of safe environmental operations by the Chamber of Shipping of America, Crowley announced Dec. 19. The company was recognized during the chamber’s annual Environmental Achievement Awards, honoring vessels and mariners with “an outstanding safety record with no reportable spills, no U.S. Coast Guard environmental citations or other pollution incidents,” according to the CSA. The vessels recognized by the chamber range from tugs and barges to container and tank vessels. “We are thrilled to be recognized once again for our safety and environmental stewardship,” Crowley…
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Crowley, ABS Partner on VR, Augmented Tech for Marine Environments

Crowley, ABS Partner on VR, Augmented Tech for Marine Environments

Crowley Maritime and classification and advisory services company ABS are teaming up on augmented and virtual reality (VR) technology for vessels and other marine environments. The companies have said that they plan to work on a joint pilot effort for classification-related survey support work, including aspects of annual and special surveys including task crediting. The project also encompasses work with surveyors, engineers and back-office survey support, virtual walkthroughs and livestreams with remote and hybrid survey techniques, Crowley added. “Partnership is key to sustainable growth and success in maritime services, and we look forward to working with ABS to advance innovation…
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Crowley, SEACOR Form Joint Venture

Crowley, SEACOR Form Joint Venture

Crowley Maritime and SEACOR Holdings (through its Seabulk Tankers, Inc. subsidiary) have formed a joint venture called Fairwater Holdings LLC to expand both companies’ capabilities in liquid energy and chemical transportation vessels, operations and services, the companies announced Sept. 13. Fairwater will be a standalone company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but would also maintain offices in Seattle and on the East and Gulf coasts. It intends to serve the U.S. market with 20 articulated tug-barges and 11 tankers as well as crewing and technical management for another 21 third-party owned vessels, according to the announcement. “Fairwater marks an important…
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Crowley Forms New Offshore Wind Venture with Investment Firm

Crowley Forms New Offshore Wind Venture with Investment Firm

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, through Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, is bolstering Crowley Maritime’s offshore wind efforts under a newly formed joint venture that was announced Aug. 24. The move allows Crowley Wind Services Holdings to run the business of offering “end-to-end maritime and logistics capabilities” and lean on the fiscal know-how of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, which plans to manage the investment funds and have a majority stake in Crowley Wind Services. “The partnership of our two companies will help lead the growth of the wind energy sector and provide clean, renewable energy for the U.S. through high-quality maritime and…
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Crowley, Port of SD Break Ground on Charging Station

Crowley, Port of SD Break Ground on Charging Station

Crowley Maritime’s upcoming zero-emissions tug, eWolf, may soon be able to quickly power up at the Port of San Diego. The company and port officials celebrated the start of a new shoreside charging station project with a ground-breaking ceremony, Crowley announced Aug. 9. “We are proud to share in this moment with the City of San Diego to showcase an industry-first, shoreside charging station at the Port of San Diego,” Crowley Vice President of Advanced Energy Matt Jackson said. The shoreside solar charging station is planned to include two containerized energy storage systems supplied by Corvus Energy and is designed…
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Crowley Receives Devlin Safety Award

Crowley Receives Devlin Safety Award

The Chamber of Shipping of America has bestowed its Jones F. Devlin Awards to Crowley Maritime for the safe operation of 90 vessels the company owns or manages, Crowley announced July 24. The award spotlights the experience and commitment of those who are responsible for safe vessel operations. It’s given to vessels operating for two or more years without a crew member missing a full turn at watch due to occupational injury. In 2022, Crowley captains and crew members throughout its global fleet reached a combined 523 years of accident-free service, spanning from two to 24 years among its fleet…
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Crowley Opens First U.S. West Coast Wind Services Office

Crowley Opens First U.S. West Coast Wind Services Office

Furthering its efforts to create a terminal aimed at meeting the demand of future offshore wind development on the West Coast, Crowley has opened a wind services office in Eureka, Calif., the company announced April 20. The new space at the Carson Building in Eureka’s historic Old Town area allows the company to move forward on a new agreement with the Port of Humboldt Bay to exclusively negotiate to build and run the terminal, according to Crowley, which is also developing wind services terminals in Louisiana and Massachusetts. Once completed, the Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal is…
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Crowley Receives Devlin Award for Safe Operations

Crowley Receives Devlin Award for Safe Operations

The Chamber of Shipping of America has honored Crowley Maritime with the Jones F. Devlin Awards for safe operations, the company announced July 28. The award, which recognizes those that operate without a work-related injury that led in the loss of a full turn at watch for two or more years, was given to Crowley, which recorded “665 cumulative years of accident-free service on its recognized vessels, ranging from two to 23 years without a loss time injury across its fleet” through 2021, the company said. Last year, employees finished close to 70,000 hours of general, safety and role specific…
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Crowley Receives New Tug Delivery  

Crowley Receives New Tug Delivery  

Crowley recently welcomed its fourth and latest tugboat, Athena, a 77-foot work vessel that offers “the most bollard pull for a tug under 80 feet in the market” and runs on two Caterpillar Marine 3516 Tier IV-compliant engines.  Built by Diversified Marine Inc. and chartered from Brusco Tug & Barge, Athena is expected to serve the Pacific Northwest from out of Puget Sound.   “We are pleased to have built another record-setting tug for Crowley’s fleet,” Diversified Marine Vice President of Business Development and Operations Frank Manning said. “Athena is going to be a head turner in the Puget Sound.”   The…
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