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Crowley moves massive boiler to Honduras

Crowley moves massive boiler to Honduras

Crowley Maritime Corp. said its liner and logistics services groups recently teamed up to complete a challenging overland and ocean move of a 110,000-pound boiler to Honduras for Fruit of the Loom.

   The massive boiler was 35 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 15 feet high, and had to be moved from a Fruit of the Loom manufacturing facility in Jamestown, Ky., to a similar facility in Honduras.

This 110,000-pound boiler was moved by Crowley Maritime from Jamestown, Ky., to Honduras for Fruit of the Loom, which will use it at one of its factories in Merendon, Honduras.

   The boiler was moved from Kentucky to Gulfport, Miss., where it was lifted onto a custom lowboy by a crane that Crowley had contracted specifically for the move. It was then loaded aboard the Caribe Merchant for the four-day transit to Puerto Cortez, Honduras, where Crowley again arranged transportation inland from the port to the factory in Merendon, Honduras, the company said.

   “The safe transit of this oversize load from the U.S. to Honduras demonstrates Crowley’s continued commitment to service in Latin America and to handling oversize loads with great care and expertise,” said John Hourihan, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, Latin America services. “The move offered Crowley the opportunity to showcase its abilities while working with an important, established customer, Fruit of the Loom.'

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