December 1 - Crowley Maritime Corp has sold its fleet of company-owned CATCO

Though the sale ends nearly 40 years of Crowley provided specialised tundra transportation services, the company remains committed to providing tug and barge transportation and project management services for North Slope producers. 

Since 1953, Crowley has provided various marine, petroleum distribution and energy support services in Alaska - from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska and both coastal and inland communities, including those along the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers - and today has offices and operations throughout the state with more than 650 employees. 

"Crowley has enjoyed a long successful history with our CATCO operations on the North Slope, starting in 1972," said Crowley's Craig Tornga, vice president of Crowley's solutions group. "We've used these specialised assets to support North Slope exploration with remote off-road arctic transportation and construction of ice islands and ice roads. The CATCO assets were not a part of our long-term business plans to offer marine services and project solutions. We will continue to offer these specialised services to our customers as we have since the early days of Prudhoe Bay development." 

Crowley supports the energy industry on the North Slope with summer sealifts of large production modules and various marine transportation services.