Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) recently awarded Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner and logistics groups with its 2013 Logistics Excellence Award for quality. The award came as a result of the company’s continuous efforts to safely and efficiently transport Toyota vehicles to Puerto Rico from the U.S. East Coast. It was the 12th consecutive year Crowley has received such recognition from Toyota. Crowley, the primary carrier for Toyota since the company began exporting vehicles to Puerto Rico in 1992, moved approximately 20,000 vehicles to Puerto Rico for the company in 2013.
Jorge Estevez, vice president of sales and marketing, accepted the award on Crowley’s behalf during the annual TLS partners meeting, a gathering at which Toyota recognized its ocean, rail and motor providers for extraordinary service over the past year.
“Crowley continuously strives to be an essential partner for Toyota to help ensure their continued success,” said Estevez. “The award recognizes our ability to deliver their export vehicles in better condition than any other carrier, as well as our focus on continuous process improvement in order to accomplish this.”