(Jacksonville, Fla.; June 4, 2003) – Ed Alford has been promoted to director of security for Crowley Maritime Corporation and is now responsible for supporting all Crowley companies in developing and implementing effective security programs. In his new position, Alford will remain domiciled in Port Everglades and continue to report to Charlie Nalen, vice president, Environmental, Safety and Quality Assurance.
Alford began his career with Crowley in 1991 in port operations at the company’s Port Everglades, Fla., terminal. He continued in this capacity until 1994 when he was promoted to manager, contraband prevention and security. Alford has also managed Crowley Liner Services Maritime Anti-Narcotic compliance with the U.S. Customs Super Carrier Initiative Agreement and was instrumental in Crowley being one of the first sea carrier companies approved for the new Customs and Border Protection, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program (C-TPAT).
“Ed has enhanced our security program in so many ways through the years,” Nalen said. “He understands the importance of safety and security to our customers and to our business and has implemented security programs making Crowley a leader in the industry. This promotion is a direct result of his dedication and success.”
Alford is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and sailed as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed deck officer on ships and ocean going tugs prior to joining Crowley. He is also a graduate of the Department of Treasury Federal Law Enforcement, Seaport Security and Anti-Terrorism Program and is Crowleys representative on the Maritime Security Council.
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., 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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