Crowley Establishes Unit For Energy Transportation Headed By VP Kirkeide

Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC), San Francisco, Calif., recently established a department identified as the energy transportation and development group, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, executive vice president of CMC operations.

Based in San Francisco, the new department is responsible for chartering activities of the company's fleet of large oceangoing oil barges, which includes 10 vessels of 16,000 long tons, in addition to the development of coal transportation and terminal services. The group will also pursue new energy transportation opportunities and the development of related equipment to meet market demand.

Heading the new department is Keith L. Kirkeide, vice president, who previously directed the company's bulk petroleum services.

John S. Hollett was named director of marketing and development for the new energy group.

He was formerly director of marketing, contract transportation, for CMC's Caribbean operations in Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles D. Madison is director of bulk petroleum marketing. Mr.

Madison's four years in management of bulk petroleum marketing at CMC were preceded by over 20 years in marine and oil industry operations.

Larry R. Olsen has been appointed director of coal transportation and development. Mr.

Olsen was previously managing director for a CMC trucking and marine transportation subsidiary based in Damman, Saudi Arabia.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Oct 15, 1981

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