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Crowley Opens Customs Bonded Warehouse in Panama

New facility focuses on proper treatment and security

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Sept. 3, 2010)--Crowley's distribution center network in Panama, also known as Trailmovil, SA, last week opened a new Customs bonded warehouse facility to provide the Panamanian market with storage and cargo handling that focuses on proper treatment and security. The facility marks the return of Crowley to the warehousing service sector in Panama after a three year hiatus.

Crowley's new facility has a container yard and warehouse management for loose, less-than-container load and full-container-load cargo handling.

The 1,300-square-meter covered warehouse area is protected by video surveillance and a fire-control system. The warehouse offers inventory control, sorting and repackaging of goods, tagging, Customs brokerage services, Customs under Act 6, forklifts, storage in transit, and customized services.

The 5,250-square-meter container yard is also under video surveillance and employs the use of security officers. The yard offers storage of rental equipment, carriers with generators for dry or refrigerated cargo, forklifts, lighting, and carriers for special projects and oversized cargo.

Trailmovil, the operational arm of Crowley's logistics group in Panama, was developed to support the warehousing and distribution needs of Crowley's customers throughout the Americas. The warehouse's host of services is structured to meet any logistics needs, including the option of bonded or non-bonded cargo services. Crowley offers the most expertise in the region with more than 30 years serving Central America.

"We are glad to see Trailmovil back in business in a brand new facility in Panama. This new facility is a great step forward in achieving our goals of expanding Crowley's services in Panama and the region," said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager of logistics at Crowley. "We are pleased to meet our customers' needs in this new way."

Trailmovil has 38 years of experience offering logistics services in Panama. It has been closely involved in the development of the maritime and commercial sector of the country. The staff has more than 25 years of experience in this business and is focused on a culture of service, which guarantees customers receiving quality service that makes the difference.

Trailmovil is located at:
Via Transístmica, 9 Mile, Tova Industrial Centre, SA, next to the urbanization Princess of Wales.
Telephone: 301-0480/0481/0482
Fax: 301-0483


Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 118-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 www.crowley.com.

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