Crowley Awarded Maritime Prepositioning Force Contract by Military Sealift Command

A Crowley tugboat in the LA Harbor. File photo by Mark Nero.

Maritime and logistics company Crowley revealed in late September that it has been awarded a contract for the operation and maintenance of six government-owned vessels for the Maritime Prepositioning Force, a unit of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

Crowley Government Solutions will carry out the contract and provide crewing and sustained support to enable rapid deployment of equipment and supplies as needed to aid U.S. military operations in remote regions around the world.

Between deployments, the company said, it will “ensure extensive maintenance to enhance the vessels’ mission readiness.”

“Crowley is proud to continue serving the U.S. military’s logistics needs through the successful operation and maintenance of Maritime Prepositioning Force vessels,” said Crowley Government Solutions Senior Vice President and General Manager Shiju Zacharia. “We are honored that the U.S. government continues to see Crowley as a high performing, reliable source and strategic partner throughout its operations and supply chain and allowing us to demonstrate our commitment to our military across the globe.”

The term of the contract is one year with four option years. It carries a maximum value of $343.3 million.