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Crowley Maritime Corporation Endorses IES, Ltd


Midland Park, NJ, June 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- IES Ltd., a leading software provider in logistics, supply chain solutions and customs brokerage technology, today announced its endorsement by Crowley Maritime Corporation, employer of 4,100 and operator of a fleet of more than 210 vessels.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately-held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services.

Kenneth Black, Business Process Management, of the Crowley Logistics business operating unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation explains, "IES was selected after an extensive six-month review of various products. It was chosen for its value in meeting Crowley Logistics’ requirements for a single-source, process-driven freight forwarding product that could meet the many operational needs of our offices in the United States and Central America." As a third-party logistics provider (3PL), Crowley Logistics, Inc. offers supply chain management and transportation management services including: freight forwarding, ocean, inland, and air transportation, customs house brokerage, cargo insurance, warehousing and distribution.

"Previously, Crowley Logistics used various manual and disparate systems that limited our reporting capabilities, increased the potential for revenue gaps and prevented us from working in an efficient manner by often having to duplicate data entry and communications that ultimately did not allow us to focus on customer service. Implementing IES has allowed Crowley Logistics to define standardized processes for our services, improve billing cycles and provide management reporting for P&L analysis of our different business units. IES has also given Crowley Logistics the tools to provide our current and potential customers solutions for their shipping needs."

"We are very proud to partner with Crowley Logistics," said Dawn Keller, IES's Vice President of Operations, "Crowley is a major player in the 3PL market, and has consistently maintained high quality logistics standards. Crowley's dedication and keen sense of planning and organization are the cornerstone of its success. IES stands behind Crowley as a whole and we hope to continue this partnership for years to come."

"Crowley and IES work side-by-side to develop custom strategies to implement effective solutions," explains Perry Curac-Dahl, IES's Director of Quality Assurance, "This is essential with the complexities inherent when doing business in the international arena. With the dedication, analysis and planning behind the launch of each custom-engineered project, it is critical to keep an open channel of communication. It has been a pleasure to continually work with Crowley toward a common goal and develop a comprehensive strategy and plan."

About Crowley Maritime Corporation
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in San Francisco in 1892, is a privately-held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales.

The company employs approximately 4,100 people and provides its services using a fleet of more than 210 vessels, consisting of RO/RO (roll on roll off) vessels, LO/LO (lift on lift off) vessels, tankers, tugs and barges. Crowley’s land-based facilities and equipment include terminals, warehouses, tank farms, office buildings, trucks, trailers, containers, chassis, cranes and other specialized vehicles.

About IES, Ltd.
With offices in the United States and Hong Kong, IES is one of the largest software transportation companies in North America. For nearly 20 years, the IES suite of import and export solutions has served freight forwarders, NVOCCs, Customs house brokers and other transportation intermediaries who seek advanced systems to manage growth, differentiate their service and improve profitability.

As the leading Logistics software provider in the United States IES is the only company to offer a complete AES, ACI, NVOCC, and supply chain solutions along with ABI, NVOCC, freight forwarding, warehousing [WMS] coupled with statistical analysis and fully-integrated accounting products. IES solutions are available as both a managed service and a packaged software. IES was the first to mobilize a solution for CBP's (Customs and Border Patrol) pending "10+2" regulation.

IES is a proud member of the following industry organizations: National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association, Intermodal Association of North America, Organization of Women in International Trade, International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, American Association of Exporters and Importers, Ontario Trucking Association, New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Houston Customhouse Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association and the Air Forwarders Association.

Operated in over 70 countries with thousands of users and millions of daily transactions, IES is the proven solution for the most demanding, mission-critical logistics automation needs. IES can be contacts at US Tel. +1.201.639.5030, rstorey@iesltd.com, or www.iesltd.com.

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@2008 IES Ltd., Please note that the IES logo and Electronic In-Bond are trademarks or registered trademarks, service marks or registered service marks of IES Ltd. All other products and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.

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Regina Storey
201-639-5030
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