Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has been awarded a contract for the operation and maintenance of two ships in the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command
’s (MSC) Maritime Prepositioning Force
, the USNS Wheat and the USNS Stockham. MLL will provide personnel and mariners, operational and technical support ashore and afloat, as well as all the equipment, tools, provisions and supplies necessary to operate these vessels worldwide. MLL also will support MSC in the management of government-owned cargo, including, but not limited to, hazardous materials, vehicular, bulk, and general cargoes.
If all options are exercised, the contract periods for the USNS Wheat and the USNS Stockham will extend into 2015. The approximate contract value, including all option years but excluding reimbursable expenses, is expected to be $66m.