Crowley Announces New Agent for Cargo Services in Tortola, BVI

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Sept. 22, 2009) Crowley Caribbean Services announced today that EZ Shipping of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, is now the company’s local liner services agent on the island. EZ Shipping will be responsible for cargo sales, documentation, collections, dispatching and equipment control for Crowley customers wishing to move cargo to and from the island.

For over six years, EZ-Shipping has served Crowley as a connecting carrier offering feeder service within the islands including St. Thomas and St. Croix, Virgin Gorda, Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, St Eustatius, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, Montserrat and Antigua. The company is also Crowley’s agent for St. Eustatius, St. Barts, Saba and Montserrat.

Known for their ability to accommodate heavy loads and odd sized cargo onboard their four vessels (Midnight Chief, Midnight Tide, Midnight Coast and Midnight Express), EZ Shipping has been essential to Crowley’s schedule integrity and customer satisfaction within the Islands.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: 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