Tuesday, November 29, 2016

US Department of Defence Awards Road Haulage Freight Contract to Florida Logistics Company

Jacksonville Based Group Wins Contract Potentially Worth $2.3 Billion
Shipping News Feature
US – Jacksonville-based Crowley Logistics, a division of Crowley Maritime Corp., has won a multi-year contract from the US Department of Defence (DoD) to provide haulage service across the US and Canada on behalf of the US military’s Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). The Department of Defence Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract, which will run for two years followed with an optional five year follow on, will see Crowley Logistics provide all forms of truck transportation to DoD warehouses, depots and vendor facilities at US military installations. If the full seven years of the contract is implemented the contract is valued at approximately $2.3 billion.

The contract is one of the largest logistics contracts ever awarded by the US government and will mean processing approximately one thousand shipments every day. Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO of Crowley said:

“We are very proud and appreciative of the opportunity to support our country and the Defence Department with transportation and logistics services through this new contract We will reward TRANSCOMs confidence in us by providing the highest quality service with safety, integrity and high performance.”

This has been a good month for the Florida based group, two weeks ago ninety seven vessels owned or operated by the Crowley Maritime Corporation were recognised by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with Certificates of Environmental Achievement. The ships had achieved a stunning total of almost 1,000 years in service without an environmental incident, such as reportable spills or port citations. Forty seven of the vessels managed over a decade of service with an unblemished environmental record.

Photo: Crowley operates from the frozen wastes of Alaska down to warmer climes as these trucks from its Puerto Rican operation show.