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(Jacksonville, Fla.; March 29, 2001) – Crowley Logistics is now entering its second successful year of providing contracted logistics services to DaimlerChrysler de Venezuela. In addition, the company has expanded its support staff of logistics design engineers and process analysts to support automotive industry clients and tier-one suppliers in the region.

For DaimlerChrysler, Crowley is responsible for the handling, trucking, storing, and dispatching of materials used in the company’s Valencia, Venezuela, automotive assembly plant.

“We transport all of DaimlerChrysler’s containerized parts from Puerto Cabello to our state-of-the-art container yard and logistics center in Valencia,” said John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. “From there, we provide just-in-time delivery of parts to DaimlerChrysler’s assembly plant located less than two miles away.”

Crowley has built a reputation for service innovation and dependability not only with DaimlerChrysler, but also with other automobile manufacturers operating in Venezuela including General Motors and Ford Motor Company de Venezuela.

“By local industry standards Crowley’s service is unparalleled,” said Mark Yablonsky, production control manager for DaimlerChrysler in Valencia. “Crowley’s modern, secure, ISO-certified facilities make them the obvious choice to support our operations in Venezuela.”

Crowley has more than 20 years experience in Venezuela and now offers the services of a top-flight logistics team focusing primarily on the needs of automotive industry customers.

“We look forward to another successful year providing DaimlerChrysler de Venezuela with the highest quality logistics services available,” Hourihan said. “Our automotive customers can depend on Crowley to handle even the most challenging logistics requirements.”

Oakland-based Crowley, founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company engaged in worldwide logistics, liner services, contract towing and transportation, energy support services, ship assist and escort services, vessel management and petroleum and chemical marine transport. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.

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