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US Issues RDC-5 Domestic Shipping Contracts

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U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, IL provides more than just airlift services. For heavier items, sealift is more economical, and can even be faster given required sortie rates for very large shipments. Hence the USA’s Regional Domestic Contract (RDC-5) program, where shipping companies provide services between the continental USA and Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico; and from Alaska to Guam. This article covers contracts from 2010-2011… July 11/11: US TRANSCOM issues 11 contracts under RDC-5S, which has a maximum of $70.5 million. The contracts begin on Aug 1/11, with a base period of 4 months and 2 possible 1-year option periods. Work will be performed to and from mainland USA, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the virgin Islands, and Hawaii, with each delivery order competed among the winners. Winners included: * Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. in Seattle, WA (HTC711-11-D-W001) * Crimson Shipping Company, Inc. in Chickasaw, AL (HTC711-11-D-W002) * Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL (HTC711-11-D-W003) * Horizon Lines, LLC in Charlotte, NC (HTC711-11-D-W004) * Matson Navigation Company, Inc. in Oakland, CA (HTC711-11-D-W005) * Northland Services, Inc. in Seattle, WA (HTC711-11-D-W006) * Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, LLC in Corte Madera CA (HTC711-11-D-W007) * Sea Star Line, […]

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