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March 1, 2008
Richard A. Simpson, an international cargo transportation leader and 23-year employee of Crowley Maritime Corporation, died January 27 after a long illness in Jacksonville FL

Richard A. Simpson, an international cargo transportation leader and 23-year employee of Crowley Maritime Corporation, died January 27 after a long illness in Jacksonville FL. Born in Buffalo NY, his first job in transportation was with Great Southern Truck Lines, which became Ryder Trucks. He then went on to Railway Express, Acme Freight, Federal Express, and then joined Crowley Maritime in 1977 as vice-president of sales and marketing. On his retirement from Crowley in 2000, he was a corporate officer and vice-president of public relations. After his retirement, he became president of International Transport Logistics. Simpson had served as chairman and president of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute and member of its board since 1980.

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