Wicked Payday for American Shipping Companies

us department of defenseMaersk Line Limited, and 10 other US-based shipping companies were awarded nearly $5.9 billion in contracts today by the US Department of Transportation for “international and intermodal distribution services.”

The following is a breakdown:

  • Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va. –  $2,100,000,000
  • American President Lines, Ltd., Inc., Washington, D.C. – ,$1,700,000,000
  • American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier, L.L.C., Park Ridge, N.J. – $553,000,000
  • Farrell Lines, Inc., Norfolk, Va. –  $565,000,000
  • Liberty Global Logistics, L.L.C., Lake Success, N.Y. – $362,000,000
  • Hapag-Lloyd USA, L.L.C., Tampa, Fla. – $338,000,000
  • Central Gulf Lines, Inc., Mobile, Ala. – $142,000,000
  • Foss International, Inc., Seattle, Wash. – $51,000,000
  • Matson Navigation Co., Inc., Oakland, Calif. – $39,000,000
  • Sealift, Inc., Oyster Bay, N.Y. – $25,000,000
  • Transatlantic Lines, Greenwich, Conn. – $15,600,000