MARAD Awards Vessel Acquisition Management Contract To Crowley Worth $638 Million

MARAD Awards Vessel Acquisition Management Contract to Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Solutions business unit has been awarded a multi-year, $638 million contract for Vessel Acquisition Management (VAM) by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Crowley’s strategic acquisition and vessel management service will assist MARAD in the enhancement of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), helping reduce the overall age of the fleet and increase ship reliability. The fleet executes U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sealifts.

To carry out the contract, Crowley...

What is the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative?

AskWaves dives into the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.

Building vessels to haul large loads of freight across the world’s oceans for years requires extensive time, materials, labor and energy.

Once these vessels are retired, what happens to them?

Two of the worst ship recycling practices are using manual labor instead of automation and releasing parts of ships into the tidal zone, according to Andrew Stephens, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) executive director.

Confronting those types of issues is the goal of the Ship Recycling Transparency...

Crowley developing first fully electric tugboat in US

Crowley will deploy its first electric tugboat in San Diego in 2023.

The first fully electric U.S. tugboat is set to operate at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal by mid-2023, the manufacturer announced Monday.

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s 82-foot eWolf vessel will have 70 tons of bollard pull and release zero tailpipe emissions. It will have 360 degrees of visibility from the pilot’s station and is being designed for potential autonomous operations in the future. This eTug will replace a conventional tugboat that consumes more than 30,000 gallons...

Crowley gifts $2.5M to University of North Florida for transportation, logistics

Crowley gifted the University of North Florida with $2.5 million for a transportation and logistics center.

Maritime and supply chain service provider Crowley Maritime Corp. announced on Friday it has established a $2.5 million endowment at the University of North Florida (UNF) to create and operate a logistics center. The goal is to give students hands-on experience and fresh perspectives on transportation and logistics challenges.

UNF’s Coggin College of Business will house the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics (CCTL) on the campus in Jacksonville, where the company is based. The...

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