Jacksonville, Florida-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced it has won $2.3 billion, multi-year freight services contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide over-the-road transportation services in support of DoD activities in the U.S. and Canada.
The contract was awarded to Crowley Logistics Inc., a division of Crowley Maritime Corp., by the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), an agency of the Department of Defense (DOD).
The Department of Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract is one of the largest logistics contracts awarded by the U.S. government. Crowley says the contract covers a base period of two years plus five option years for a total value of approximately 2.3 billion dollars.
The contract covers 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.
Crowley, which is privately held and employee owned, says the contract goes to show that it is no longer just an ocean transportation business, rather a full-service supply chain solutions provider.
“Our purpose as a company, be it today or as we enter our 125th year in business next year, is ‘enriching lives through innovative solutions done right.’ We are proud of our past work together with the U.S. military, and look forward to this next chapter of our service to the armed forces. This award is a testament to the entire Crowley team’s focus on moving beyond ocean transportation to crafting complete supply chain solutions for all our customers,” said Frank Larkin, senior vice president and general manager, logistics and commercial services.
Crowley’s participation in the contract is expected to provide more than 70 new employment opportunities in the local Jacksonville community.