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Shell names Crowley safety wholesaler of the year

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum distribution group in Alaska has been named by Shell Oil Products US as the 2013 Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) wholesaler of the year.

Shell brand promise

The award is presented as part of Shell’s celebration of their YOU Make the Difference Real program, which recognises top wholesalers for their “efforts in delivering the Shell brand promise at every site, every visit, and every day.”

As Shell’s only wholesale distributor in Alaska, Crowley faces challenges including remote locations, harsh environments, a diverse product and customer base, limited supply options and large fluctuations in seasonal demand. The company currently services 17 Shell retail stations, three of which are owned and operated by Crowley.


“We are humbled and grateful for the recognition from our fuel supplier and branded retailer. Safely delivering product to Shell retailers across 475 miles of Alaskan highway network requires the support of Crowley’s entire organisation - from dispatchers to mechanics to drivers – all personnel are focused on safe, efficient operations,” commented Bob Cox, vice president, petroleum distribution, Alaska.

Crowley was also named Alaska Trucking Association’s Safe Fleet of the Year in 2013 and received the organisation’s Most Improved Fleet of the Year award. The award was given after the company drove 125 trucks, 1.8 million miles, delivering 100 million gallons of fuel with zero reportable accidents.

Improved safety

Additionally, a dramatic improvement in Crowley’s Federal Motor Carrier Assessment (CSA) scores have been noted over the past two years as a result of major equipment upgrades, improved relationships with suppliers and industry leaders, updated policies and improved driver training programs, right staffing of critical HSSE and support roles, revised maintenance programs, improved record keeping and compliance activities, and driver support of critical safety related initiatives.

Crowley currently provides transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to over 280 communities in Alaska.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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