Crowley Transports Wreaths to Honor Veterans in Puerto Rico and Mainland

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Delivering again on its commitment to Puerto Rico and veterans, Crowley has successfully transported thousands of holiday wreaths in honor of military members interred at cemeteries for National Wreaths Across America Day.

Crowley serves Puerto Rico with full logistics and supply chain services as a top employer of veterans.

Crowley discharges a refrigerated container specially dedicated to Wreaths Across America in Puerto Rico, where Crowley has served longer than any U.S. shipping company. Photo: Xavier Garcia.

Our veterans gave tremendous sacrifice for the freedoms and opportunities we have as a nation. Even in such a challenging year for us, Crowley wanted to ensure they are honored, especially in Puerto Rico,

Delivering again on its commitment to Puerto Rico and veterans, Crowley has successfully transported thousands of holiday wreaths in honor of military members interred at cemeteries for National Wreaths Across America Day.

As official sponsor for Wreaths Across America at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon, Crowley provided truck transportation of the wreaths from Maine to Jacksonville, Fla., and ocean transportation for more than 2,800 wreaths to be placed for the ceremony Dec. 19.

The company’s Commitment Class, LNG-Powered container ship El Coqui transported the wreaths, which arrived Monday, Dec. 14, in a temperature-controlled container specially wrapped to honor veterans and active service members in Puerto Rico. A portion of the wreaths will be placed in honor of service members buried at Atlantic Gardens Veterans Cemetery in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

In addition, Crowley is providing trucking transportation, cross-docking and delivering for 3,200 wreaths to be placed during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Jacksonville (Fla.) National Cemetery. They also will be carried in a specially wrapped refrigerated unit honoring U.S. veterans.

“Our veterans gave tremendous sacrifice for the freedoms and opportunities we have as a nation. Even in such a challenging year for us, Crowley wanted to ensure they are honored, especially in Puerto Rico,” said Ricky Figueroa, senior director, operations and labor for Crowley Logistics in San Juan.

“Crowley has served the island longer than any other U.S. shipping company, so this support is a natural part of our service to the people of Puerto Rico,” added Figueroa. “My father is interred at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery, and it means so much to see Crowley’s commitment realized again.”

In 2019, Crowley helped Wreaths Across America dramatically its mission to honor veterans in Puerto Rico by providing logistics services and contributions to support the non-profit organization. Wreaths Across America leads ceremonies around the world to honor U.S. service members during the holiday season. Its mission is to: remember our fallen U.S. veterans; honor those who serve; and teach children the value of freedom.

This year, Crowley donated support of more than $40,000, including in-kind logistics services and $20,000 donated from its Crowley Solutions business unit and the Crowley Cares Foundation. Crowley Solutions is a leading provider of supply chain, energy, maritime and technology services to the military and government.

“Veterans have served our nation like no one else, and they continue to make an impact on our teams at Crowley and many other organizations every day,” said Patrick Wallace, vice president, supply chain, Crowley Solutions. “It is an honor to be part of Wreaths Across America and recognize and remember the contributions and sacrifices our veterans made, and honor those in service to America.”

About Crowley
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 128-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides worldwide logistics, government, marine and energy solutions. Crowley operates with four business units. Crowley Logistics is a full-service end-to end supply chain and managed transportation division that also includes ocean liner cargo services utilizing some company-owned vessels. Crowley Shipping encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual-fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose vessels, tugboats and barges; engineering, project management and naval architecture; and Crowley LNG, which provides LNG distribution, engineering and related services. Crowley Fuels provides petroleum transportation, distribution and sales primarily throughout Alaska. Crowley Solutions focuses on global government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

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