Crowley Awarded US Defense Freight Contract
Crowley Logistics Inc., a division of Crowley Maritime Corp., has secured a multi-year contract from the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), an agency of the Department of Defense (DOD), to provide transportation and related services supporting Department of Defense activities in the U.S. and Canada.
The Department of Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract is one of the largest logistics contracts awarded by the U.S. government. The period of performance is two base years followed by five option years for a total value of approximately $2.3 billion.
The program encompasses all forms of truck transportation to include less-than-truckload, full truckload, expedited and refrigerated services. Delivery locations will include vendor facilities, Defense Department warehouses or depots and U.S. military installations.
“We are very proud and appreciative of the opportunity to support our country and the Defense Department with transportation and logistics services through this new TRANSCOM contract,” said Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO. “We will reward TRANSCOM’s confidence in us by providing the highest quality service with safety, integrity and high performance.”
Frank Larkin, Crowley senior vice president and general manager, logistics and commercial services, said the company’s participation in this contract will provide more than 70 new employment opportunities in the local Jacksonville community.