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Columbia Group and Crowley Form Strategic Alliance on Ship Management

Mike Schuler
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July 8, 2024

Columbia Group, an integrated maritime services and logistics platform, and Crowley have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to enhance their ship management solutions, leveraging their expertise in maritime, logistics, and energy sectors.

This new alliance allows customers to benefit from the combined capabilities of both organizations, offering more efficient and scalable international management services.

“Driving modern innovation and growth requires partnership, and we are excited about providing even larger value in management, service, and supplies for customers by jointly leveraging the long, extensive capabilities and expertise offered by Crowley and Columbia Group as ship managers,” said James Fowler, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Crowley Shipping.

The collaboration will enable customers to receive tailored, scalable solutions through Columbia Group’s global footprint of international vessel services, complemented by Crowley’s experience in supply chains across the U.S., Latin America, and Caribbean markets.

The partnership will offer a comprehensive range of maritime services to both existing and new clients, with initial focus areas including ship management services, vessel performance optimization, and strategic procurement support for ship owners.

“This partnership heralds a significant opportunity for both Columbia Group and Crowley to elevate our services and cater to the evolving needs of our customers. By synergizing our strengths and similar values, Columbia Group and Crowley are poised to deliver unparalleled value and drive transformative change in the Americas market,” said Mark O’Neil, CEO and President of Columbia Group.

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