MLL to Support Military Sealift Command Ships

Monday, July 18, 2011

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the operation and maintenance of five container and rollon/roll-off ships in support of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) and the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program.

These “Bobo-class” vessels, essential in the U.S. military’s readiness strategy, will be crewed by civilian mariners and deployed worldwide to preposition equipment
and supplies at sea. MSC strategically places military equipment and supplies aboard these ships in key ocean areas to ensure rapid availability during military operation and humanitarian relief.

This contract will begin in September 2011, and consists of a base period of 30 days with four one-year options. If all options are exercised, the total contract value will reach approximately $126 million, excluding reimbursable expenses and performance incentives.

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