October 9 - Following the news (HLPFI - October 4) that Jarvis International Freight, Crowley's Houston-based, freight forwarding, export packing and logistics division, has been absorbed into Crowley Maritime Corp, the company has announced leadership ch
Danny Hall, formerly vice president of Jarvis Freight International, has been promoted to vice president, strategic business development, for Crowley's logistics team. David Higgs, formerly director of Crowley's product logistics team, has been promoted to vice president, project logistics and global freight management.
The project logistics and global freight management team was formed with the absorbing of Jarvis International Freight into Crowley.
Hall, who led Jarvis for 22 years, will continue to report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In this new role, Hall now has responsibility for developing relationships with those in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM); mining, oil and gas, and energy industries. Additionally, he will continue to develop synergies among the project logistics and global freight management team, the Crowley solutions group, and the company's joint venture based in Trinidad, Jarvis Logistics Services.
Crowley says that it solutions group, bundles company-wide capabilities and assets with world class project management skills to provide complete turnkey marine solutions to customers in the upstream energy and offshore construction industries.
It adds that the project logistics and global freight management group has traditionally managed large industrial projects - including the project management and logistics of moving oversized modules to remote areas - and, now under the direction of Hall, will also add value to the solutions group's customers by offering ongoing freight forwarding for related cargo and by managing source-to-site logistics for maintenance, repair, and supply operations. Hall will continue to be based in Houston.
In his new role, Higgs will develop new business opportunities while working to expand the geographic footprint of Crowley's traditional logistics capabilities. He will continue to report to Collar but will relocate from Atlanta, Ga, to Houston, to work from the company's project logistics and global freight management office.