• 2018 December 18 16:09

    Crowley integrates DFTS management into government solutions group to unify supply chain services

    Crowley Maritime Corp. is combining its Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract management group with its other government services under its Crowley Solutions business unit. The change will allow transportation management services under the $2.3 billion federal contract to be leveraged along with the company’s other government capabilities and offerings to create greater value through economies of scale and management efficiency, the Company said Monday in its press release.

    “Unifying the DFTS group within our existing solutions group will allow us to maximize our services and be a singular resource for the U.S. government,” said Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Solutions. “The application of our longtime commercial expertise with the successful ongoing operation of the DFTS contract offers benefits for other government agencies seeking transportation management efficiencies in their supply chains.”

    Under the new structure, Shiju Zacharia has been promoted to vice president, government supply chain, and will continue to lead the DFTS efforts in addition to the federal Universal Service Contract (USC) management and expeditionary logistics efforts.

    “By leveraging technology and our capabilities, we’re providing economies of scale to government customers,” said Zacharia. “Our understanding of their supply chain needs allows us to optimize modes and methods. We focus beyond a single delivery to align efficiency, capacity and speed to support warfighter readiness.”

    Chris Goss, general manager, expeditionary logistics; Wally Gonzalez, general manager, strategic accounts; Dave Touzinsky, general manager, customer accounts; Patrick Wallace general manager, strategic sourcing and operations; and Smijith Kunhiraman, manager, government technology, will report to Zacharia.

    “Automation and procurement are key to scaling our operations. Crowley continues to design and refine the government supply chain network, leveraging data analytics and 3Gtms continuous pool optimization to reduce DoD transportation costs,” said Zacharia.

    Crowley utilizes the 3Gtms technology platform to provide industry-leading transportation management services that synchronize load planning and optimization through rate management, integration, execution and payment, while providing additional levels of transparency to the customer through measurement and reporting.

    These same transportation management capabilities and dedicated vendor network are also being deployed within Crowley Logistics to benefit commercial customers with efficient, scalable services that are bringing increased velocity to their supply chains and reductions in their landed costs.

    As part of the DFTS program, Crowley has successfully rolled out 38 locations and has achieved 37 percent small business participation, exceeding federal contract requirements, while meeting on-time and response performance needs handling more than 1,500 moves daily.

    Under the DFTS contract, Crowley moves various types of cargo from thousands of material suppliers through 29 Defense Logistics Association (DLA) sites and nine Defense Contract Management Association (DCMA) sites around the continental U.S. The program encompasses all forms of transportation, including less-than-truckload (LTL); full truckload (FTL); expedited; time-definite and refrigerated services; rail; specialized equipment, and customs clearance service for freight of all kinds (FAK). Delivery locations include vendor facilities, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) distribution centers, and U.S. military installations.

    USC is a global ocean transportation contract for the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). The expeditionary logistics group supports execution of domestic and international contracts for the U.S. government.

    Crowley’s solutions group also provides government ship management services, including management of Military Sealift Command and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) vessels; project engineering and naval architecture services, and specialty marine towing services.




2019 June 19

09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,135 points

2019 June 18

18:36 Spotlighting IMO's actions on climate change
18:31 Transborders Energy signs joint study agreement with Kyushu Electric Power for FLNG Solution
18:06 Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings signs MoU with HHC and Thaitan
18:03 Container service boost at Bristol Port
17:53 IMO and UN Environment – working together to keep the Mediterranean clean
17:36 ZIM introduces myZIM Personal Notifications
17:21 Incat launches a new 111-metre ferry for Spain
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate increase from Japan to Middle East
16:42 Nor-Shipping 2019 sets new records
16:20 Fincantieri and CNR present the results of six multidisciplinary research projects
16:04 Atlantic Towing buys Havyard 833 WE – build no 126
15:25 Live stream of IWW passenger transportation meeting, part of SmartTRANSPORT, starts on IAA PortNews website at 10:00, June 21
15:04 Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan
14:33 Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship hull assembly begins at Meyer Turku shipyard
14:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK from East Asia to Europe and Mediterranean
13:30 Port of Singapore bags “Best Seaport in Asia” for 31st time and also “Best Green Seaport”
13:02 Major shipping banks to launch the Poseidon Principles in line with IMO’s Greenhouse Gas strategy
12:41 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves revised project for Phase 1 of dry bulk terminal in Taman
12:28 Bunker prices show slight changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:24 Jan De Nul secures Formosa 2 OWF contract in Taiwan and underlines its expansion in Asian OWFs
12:05 AtoB@C starts to offer port towage and related services in Port of Raahe
11:39 East-Siberian Inland Navigation Company launches bunkering tanker of Project RT37 for Baikal
11:16 Regional Manager Simon Neo set to leave IBIA
10:52 IBIA board member elected President of the Panama Maritime Chamber
10:47 NAVTOR integrates environmental regulations into voyage planning with Total Marine Solutions MOU
10:27 Maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region easier with BASEMAPS
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.05% to $60.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.1% to $51.88
09:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,093 points

2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares