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Crowley awarded $2.3 billion Defense Department contract

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A U.S. Department of Defense agency has awarded Crowley Logistics Inc., a Jacksonville-based division of Crowley Maritime Corp., a multi-year, $2.3 billion contract to provide transportation and related services supporting miliary activities in the U.S. and Canada.

The Department of Defense Freight Transportation Services contract is one of the largest logistics contracts awarded by the U.S. government.

“We are very proud and appreciative of the opportunity to support our country and the Defense Department with transportation and logistics services," chairman and CEO Tom Crowley said.

The program encompasses all forms of truck transportation, including expedited and refrigerated services. Delivery locations will include vendor facilities, Defense Department warehouses or depots and military installations.

"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,'" said Frank Larkin, general manager, logistics and commercial services. "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."

Larkin noted that Crowley’s participation in this contract will provide more than 70 new employment opportunities in the Jacksonville area.