January 7, 2020
(Courtesy: Jacksonville Business Journal)
Crowley logistics added 300 new refrigerated cargo units to its fleet.
The additional 40-foot-long units have wireless asset monitoring technology, which will monitor the reefers transit both at sea and over land. The technology ensures the cold chain is maintained the entire time.
“The acquisition of these containers is part of our continued commitment to maintain the best conditioned equipment for our customers and in the right quantities to meet their needs during peak season and throughout the rest of the year,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Logistics. “We have a staff of experts that continuously evaluates our fleet and its ability to meet customer needs. If we see there is opportunity for enhancements, we make investments to ensure we have the right equipment available at the right time.”
The reefer containers will be received in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, to accommodate Central America’s heavy northbound reefer season, which runs through May 2020.
The new containers are equipped with Carrier’s high efficiency PrimeLINE refrigeration units, incorporating several changes to further boost efficiency and reliability. Crowley also offers grower and farm services such as load planning and equipment sanitation.
Since 2014, Crowley has invested over $150 million in new cargo equipment for its fleet. Today, the company operates more than 51,500 pieces of owned and leased intermodal equipment.