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Transportation business updates

03/08/2012 12:06:00 PM
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Celadon buys Teton’s trucks, trailers

Celadon Trucking services Inc., Indianapolis, increased its fleet in late February, buying a "significant portion" of the operating equipment of Teton Transportation Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.

A statement from Celadon president and chief executive officer Paul Will on Feb. 29 referenced the company’s acquisition strategy includes broadening its customer base by picking up business from Teton’s client list. Will reported the company bought 180 tractors and 280 trailers from Teton for an undisclosed amount.

Teton officials declined to comment on the transaction.

Celadon’s president also said he expects to gain "a solid core group of customers and drivers" that will improve Celadon’s productivity. Will said he expects the acquired operations to reach accretive beginning in the June 2012 quarter.

Crowley Maritime names safety director

Crowley Maritime Corp. recently hired Roger King to be senior corporate safety director.

King will work out of the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters, overseeing marine and terminal safety as well as quality and regulatory training, according to a news release. He also will provide support for Crowley’s operations integrity group.

Suz Michel, vice president of safety and learning, said in the release that King will help develop enhanced corporate safety strategies and set up companywide standards.

Customized Brokers names V.P. for imports

Nelly Yunta is now vice president of U.S. imports, customs brokerage and consulting, for Customized Brokers, Miami.

Customized Brokers is Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group.

In this new position Yunta has oversight for the company’s customs clearance, brokerage and consulting services for customers of all cargo types.

She also will maintain her previous responsibilities, including the coordination of operations activities for Customized Brokers, development of policies and procedures, operating results, profit and loss responsibilities, coordination and negotiation of service provider agreements and business development, according to a news release.

Yunta joined Crowley in 1988 as a senior coordinator in the Miami traffic department. A month later, she was promoted to supervisor of traffic. In 1989, she was promoted to manager of freight services, where she supervised the booking, traffic, documentation and customer service departments.

She was named regional sales manager in 1998 and general manager for the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2006. In 2009 she was made general manager for Customized Brokers.

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