Crowley incorporates naval architecture subsidiary Jensen Maritime into the shipping unit

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Florida-based Crowley said it has fully integrated its naval architecture subsidiary Jensen Maritime into a new engineering services group under the Crowley umbrella.

Crowley said the new group, named Crowley Engineering Services, will bring together Crowley’s diverse business portfolio and long history of marine engineering, project management and operations with industry-leading expertise in marine engineering and Seattle-based Jensen Naval Architecture.

The combination will provide Crowley’s maritime customers with a single, stronger source for customers seeking high-level design expertise, drawing on Crowley’s knowledge of vessel management and operations, including tugs, tankers such as knuckle tugs and other commercial and government vessels. ships, according to Crowley.

“This exciting transformation reflects the evolution of Crowley’s capabilities as a single source for engineering and design since Jensen joined Crowley as a subsidiary in 2008,” said Matt Yacavone, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley Shipping. “The new group aligns with our strategic vision for growth by better connecting naval architecture and marine engineering customers to the full suite of Crowley’s experience and knowledge, from ship-assist tugs to emerging and traditional offshore energy services.

Crowley Holdings Inc., based in Jacksonville, is the parent company of privately held Crowley Maritime Corporation. Crowley operates four business units, each specializing in different aspects of shipping and logistics: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Shipping, Crowley Fuels and Crowley Solutions. Crowley Engineering Services will be housed within Crowley Shipping.

Crowley says that while Jensen’s employees and business relationships will operate under the Crowley name (including new contracts, communications and emails), Jensen’s name will live on through his designs and naval architecture. which will continue to be offered as part of Crowley Engineering Services. Both legacy designs and new designs will be marketed under the Crowley name while indicating “Design Powered by Jensen”.

“We look forward to showing customers the benefits they can achieve by leveraging Crowley and Jensen’s combined experience, expertise and portfolios,” said Ray Martus, vice president, Crowley Engineering Services. “This transformative change will make the most of the knowledge and potential of our teams to drive more growth for Crowley and more value for customers.”

Crowleys lists the range of solutions now provided by Crowley Shipping as follows:

  • ship design, engineering, construction management and operation
  • ship handling and tanker escort services
  • offshore energy installations and project management
  • wind energy solutions
  • and the operation and management of oil tankers and global cargo ships.
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