Starting from Scratch – Crane Worldwide Logistics celebrates 5 years of operations


‘It has never been done before’ remarks John Magee, current President and CEO of Crane
Worldwide Logistics. ‘From the outset, a plan was devised to grow the company into a global
mid-sized player dedicated to exceptional service. We have succeeded in creating a supply chain
solutions organization from scratch that is dedicated to ‘Challenging the Norm’ in the industry.
We are now celebrating 5 years of successful operations’ he concludes.

Created in 2008 and backed by Jim Crane, founder of EGL Inc., Crane Worldwide has grown from
strength to strength expanding its presence across the globe.

Multinational organizations are generally built on the foundations of large strategic acquisitions
particularly within the logistics and freight forwarding industry. However Crane Worldwide has
taken a different approach. They have expanded across the globe predominantly through
organic growth, thanks to a strong customer base and emphasis on recruiting the best talent in
each market.
During its five years of operations Crane Worldwide logistics has:
– Expanded its presence internationally to 101 locations in 25 countries.
– Moved into new headquarters complete with warehouse in Houston measuring over
500,000sq ft.
– Organically grown at over 40% annually and will exceed $600M in 2013.
– Developed a strong global compliance program that adheres to the ever-changing
regulations in global trade, advising and assisting customers with their global trade
– Continues to use latest technology to provide business intelligence information to its
clients, whilst streamlining back office automation.
– Contributed significantly to local charities through its many initiatives under its Crane
Cares program.
‘We are logistics professionals who take great pride in servicing a variety of industries’
comments John Magee, ‘Celebrating our 5 year milestone is a tremendous achievement for all
our employees, their dedication and support have helped create an organization that continues
to ’Challenge the Norm’. Our customers benefit from a dedicated team who are motivated and
driven to question day to day operations and improve efficiency of their supply chains in the
dynamic environment in which they operate. We continue to raise the bar on our expectations
around service execution and our customers advise us that it is noticeably different if compared
to our competitors.’

Crane Worldwide Logistics is a relationship-based organization that has a firm belief in the
personal touch with its customers. Crane Worldwide Logistics offers a number of services
including Air and Ocean freight forwarding, trucking, customs brokerage, warehousing and
logistics as well as supply chain consultancy.

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