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Hurricane Season Demands Effective Expeditionary Logistics Services at the Ready

June marks the start of U.S. hurricane season. And that means in the event of a devastating hurricane – or earthquake, tornado, flood, wildfire, pandemic or other disaster – most communities and people will be reliant upon the government’s emergency response resources.

When federal government agencies need to respond to emergencies around the globe, mobilizing quickly and efficiently is critical to an effective response. Recent history proves that capable contractors can help to leverage and enhance responses by state authorities.

As a partner to many different agencies – including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Defense (DOD)’s Defense Logistics Agency and others – for freight transportation, rapid-response expeditionary logistics, freight forwarding and global project logistics, fuel storage and distribution, Crowley has a long track record of providing commercial expertise that meets the government’s unique response needs.

Using this experience, which spans decades, Crowley has identified below the top qualities that government agencies should secure in logistics partners before disaster strikes:

  • Expeditionary and over-the-shore logistics
  • Ocean transportation
  • Inland transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Cargo reception and onward movement
  • Customs coordination
  • Ship chartering and management
  • Port opening and operations
  • Container handling and management
  • Energy storage and distribution
  • Salvage, engineering and technical response
  • Marine engineering
  • Coastal maritime distribution
  • Base construction and operations
  • Power generation
  • Lighterage operations
  • Nearshore/offshore projects
  • Offshore warehousing
  • Cargo wash facilities


Crowley is proud of its long history of serving the U.S. Government with a variety of high-velocity response services around the world. To learn more about any of the above projects, and others Crowley has supported, contact the company’s Government Response Team at