Stena RoRo & Crowley to Assist United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) in Acquiring Vessels for their Ready Reserve Force
Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Solutions business unit has been awarded a multi-year contract for Vessel Acquisition Management (VAM) by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).
Stena RoRo is included in Crowley’s project team, together with Serco and LCE (Life Cycle Engineering).
Stena RoRo will provide expertise related to market intelligence in the vessel selection process.
Stena RoRo will also act as broker within the VAM programme and support Crowley & MARAD with the conclusion of contracts for identified candidate vessels fulfilling the operational requirements set by MARAD.
The RRF currently consists of 41 vessels whereof 33 are Deepsea RoRos. A key objective in the VAM programme is a reduction of the overall age of the fleet and increase of ship reliability.