Crowley Solutions Delivers 22 Million Meals, Safety Supplies to Support COVID-19 Response
Crowley Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain and transportation services for the U.S. government, recently surpassed delivery of more than 19.7 million meals ready-to-eat (MREs) as well as more than 2 million units of masks, goggles and other supplies to support America’s response to COVID-19.
Working with a large network of carriers, Crowley successfully managed the transportation of the supplies to military installations and other facilities in various locations across the U.S. to support the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies and commands. The meals went to diverse military installations nationally (18.5 million) as well as government emergency management efforts (1.2 million) to support families in need in Pennsylvania.
In addition to meals, the company and its carriers transported 1.5 million goggles, 120,000 bottles of disinfectant and more than 100,000 masks so far to support military and civilian government services.
“Crowley is especially proud to help and serve U.S. warfighters and our citizens to be safe and respond to the coronavirus,” said Patrick Wallace, vice president, supply chain. “To be able to help them in this time of need is deeply critical and meaningful to our work. We thank every one of our truck drivers, vendors and logistics professionals who make these moves a reality each day.”
The transportation services continue to be carried out under the Crowley-managed Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract under the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and in support of FEMAs COVID-19 response. DFTS provides the Defense Department and government agencies, customers and vendors a single touchpoint for transportation services. The freight-all-kinds (FAK) contract encompasses all forms of surface transportation throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada. This includes LTL, full truckload (FTL), expedited, time-critical and rail services.
Crowley Solutions provides freight transportation and management services in North America for public sector customers, including DFTS. In addition, Crowley provides government ship management services, such as crewing, operational and technical services. The company also is a proven leader in expeditionary logistics, including relief and response services for FEMA and other agencies and commands. Furthermore, Crowley provides energy solutions, including marine and inland transportation and distribution of fuels for local, state and federal customers.