Columbia Group and Crowley forge strategic alliance to leverage combined expertise in US and global markets

Columbia Group and Crowley have signed a strategic cooperation agreement that broadens both companies’ ship management solutions for customers, leveraging their extensive, industry-leading expertise across the maritime, logistics and energy sectors.

Under the alliance, customers will be able to capitalise on the capabilities of both organisations for more efficient and greater scale of 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 C. Fowler, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Crowley Shipping.

“With our two safety-focused organisations, customers will be able to receive the tailored, scalable solutions they need through the global footprint of international vessel services by Columbia Group and Crowley’s strong legacy focused across supply chains for U.S., Latin America and Caribbean markets.”

In creating a formidable force in maritime solutions, the full spectrum of Columbia Group and Crowley’s maritime services will be offered to existing and new clients. Initial focus areas will include ship management services, vessel performance optimisation 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,” said Mark O’Neil, President and CEO, Columbia Group. “By synergising our strengths and similar values, Columbia Group and Crowley are poised to deliver unparalleled value and drive transformative change in the Americas market.”

source: CSN

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