The Jensen Maritime-designed MV El Coqui, a combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessel powered by liquefied natural gas. Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley Integrates Naval Architecture Subsidiary Jensen Maritime Into Shipping Unit

Mike Schuler
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February 19, 2021

Florida-based Crowley says it has fully integrated its naval architecture subsidiary Jensen Maritime into a new engineering services group under the Crowley umbrella.

Crowley says the new group, named Crowley Engineering Services, will bring together Crowley’s diverse business portfolio and long history of engineering, project management, and marine operations with Seattle-based Jensen’s industry-leading marine engineering and naval architecture expertise.

The combination will offer Crowley’s maritime clients with a stronger, singular source for customers seeking high-level design expertise, drawing on Crowley’s knowledge of management and operation of vessels, including tugboats, tanks vessels such as articulated tug-barges, and other commercial and government vessels, according to Crowley.

“This exciting transformation reflects the evolution of Crowley’s capabilities as single source for engineering and design since Jensen joined Crowley as a subsidiary in 2008,” said Matt Yacavone, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Shipping. “The new group fits our strategic vision for growth by better connecting naval architecture and marine engineering customers with the full suite of Crowley’s experience and knowledge from ship assist tugs to emerging and traditional offshore energy services.”

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc. is the parent company of privately-held Crowley Maritime Corporation. Crowley operates four business units, each specializing in different aspects of maritime and logistics: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Shipping, Crowley Fuels, and Crowley Solutions. Crowley Engineering Services will be housed within Crowley Shipping.

Crowley says that while Jensen’s employees and business dealings will operate as Crowley (including new contracts, communications and email), the Jensen name will continue to live on through its designs and naval architecture that will continue to be offered under Crowley Engineering Services. Legacy designs and new designs will be marketed as Crowley while indicating “Design Powered by Jensen.”

“We are looking forward to showing customers the benefits they can achieve by leveraging the combined Crowley and Jensen experience, expertise and portfolios,” said Ray Martus, vice president, Crowley Engineering Services. “This transformative change will best take advantage of our teams’ knowledge and potential to lead more growth for Crowley and more value for customers.”

Crowleys lists the range of solutions now provided by Crowley Shipping as follows:

  • the design, engineering, construction management and operation of vessels
  • ship assist and tanker escort services
  • offshore energy installations and project management
  • wind energy solutions
  • and operating and managing petroleum tank vessels and global cargo ships.
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