Crowley Petroleum Services Honored with Elite Vessel Award for Safety

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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) recently presented its Elite Vessel Award for the sixth consecutive year to Crowley Petroleum Services (CPS), recognizing the company’s mariners and vessels who serve Marathon for outstanding performance and environmental protection.

Crowley is one of the largest independent operators of petroleum barges and tankers in the United States. We specialize in providing bulk petroleum and chemical transportation throughout the U.S. Gulf, East Coast, West Coast including Alaska, as well as international ports.  We own and operate a diverse, sophisticated fleet of double-hull tank vessels, enabling us to offer a wide range of transportation options and meet virtually any customer requirement.

Marathon presented Crowley's team with the Elite Vessel Award and other honors at a reception in Jacksonville, Fla.

Crowley is committed to safe and reliable transportation, and we are proud of the dedicated service and professionalism that these honorees demonstrate every day. We appreciate the trust and partnership that Marathon has for our company and the men and women who serve the fleet.

Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) recently presented its Elite Vessel Award for the sixth consecutive year to Crowley Petroleum Services, recognizing the company’s mariners and vessels who serve Marathon for outstanding performance and environmental protection.

The award, presented at a reception in Jacksonville, Fla., honors vessel operators for their customer service, dependability and exemplary performance in health, safety and environmental excellence. Select, high-performing Crowley mariners were chosen to represent their ships and crewmates at the award ceremony, and each received a plaque to commemorate their team’s achievements.

Crowley vessels recognized for 2018 included:

  • Tanker MT West Virginia (represented at the event by Captain James Cunningham)
  • Articulated tug-barge (ATB) Courage/650-5 (represented by Captain Darren Bates)
  • ATB Liberty/750-3 (represented by Second Mate Coronado Hickman)
  • Tanker MT Louisiana (represented by First Assistant Engineer Seth Green)
  • ATB Legend/750-2 (represented by Chief Mate Kyle O’Connor)
  • ATB Achievement/650-8
  • Tanker MT Ohio

“Crowley is committed to safe and reliable transportation, and we are proud of the dedicated service and professionalism that these honorees demonstrate every day,” said Tucker Gilliam, vice president of petroleum services, Crowley. “We appreciate the trust and partnership that Marathon has for our company and the men and women who serve the fleet.”

Crowley is one of the largest independent operators of petroleum and chemical product tankers and barges in the U.S. In 2018, Crowley safely delivered more than 556 million barrels of petroleum products. The company and its subsidiaries operate 40 Jones Act-qualified, large petroleum transportation vessels with a combined capacity of more than 12 million barrels.

Marathon is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per calendar day (bpcd) of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon branded outlets. Speedway LLC, a subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States.

(Photo) Crowley and MPC personnel are pictured (from left to right): David Cawley, director, engineering; Dominic LaSenna, director of safety, health and security; Chris Peterson, vice president, operations and engineering; Cunningham; Jay Debruhl, director, operations; Bates; Gilliam; Jim Palmer, supervisor, marine scheduling; Vince Petrella, marine logistics commercial manager, MPC; Michael Kreeger, MPC senior marine analyst; Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley; John Ara, vice president, sales and chartering; Conrad Kuiken, director, operations; Hickman; Green; and O’Connor.

About Crowley
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 127-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; engineering; project management; and naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services, as well as marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

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