Schuyler Line Navigation Company was recently awarded a multi-modal contract to serve the United States Department of Defense. As a Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement participant (VISA), Schuyler Line will be using our fleet of U.S. flag vessels to provide door-to-door service for cargo destined to consignee’s locations around the world. As needed, Schuyler Line will utilize CRAF air carrier partners and inland transportation (truck and rail) to ensure the cargo arrives securely and efficiently to its final destination. The contract is for a time period up until 2029 and will focus on moving DOD cargo around the world on a multi-modal basis. We are proud to support the United States Department of Defense and look forward to serving their needs in the coming months.
Photo Above (L-R): SLNC Partners Carlos Damian, Russell Paret, Keith Zelinsky, Christopher Hughes
Russell Paret, Chief Executive Officer of Schuyler Line Navigation Company received the Herb Brand Award at the Maritime Port Council’s annual dinner dance in New York City on June 22, 2019. Thomas Suozzi, U.S. Representative, 3rd District of New York received the Government Man of the Year award and David B. Durkee, International President of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union received the Paul Hall Award of Merit. More than 400 people gathered in New York City to celebrate the U.S. flag industry, the unions that protect our seamen, and our mariners. A live band provided entertainment and everyone enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and dancing.
Russ Paret was deeply honored to accept the award, given annually to a leader in the U.S. flag industry, saying, “If we want to see the US-flag industry thrive and survive, we need to join together with solutions. We need to be resilient. We need to be innovative and we must be bold. I urge each of you, in every position across the industry, to prove the legacy and promote the continued leadership of the U.S. Merchant Marine.”
Photos: (L)- Russ Paret addressing the MPC crowd (R)- Maritime Port Council Honorees (L-R) David R. Durkee, Russell Paret, Cong. Thomas Suozzi
Schuyler Line Navigation Company offers commercial chartering services calling remote and austere ports around the world. We have extensive experience with diverse cargoes, including bulk products, ammunition, patrol boats, and luxury yachts. We offer customers complete logistics solutions for projects of all types. For more information about our commercial chartering services or to get a quote, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: Luxury yachts transported from Lavrion, Greece to the Fort Lauderdale Power Boat Show and other commercial cargo.
Schuyler Line Navigation Company is providing a $20,000 matching gift to SUNY Maritime to encourage alumni to donate during the annual All Maritime Fundraising Challenge (click to donate). The challenge is running from May 6-20, 2019 and encourages alumni to give back during this friendly competition between SUNY Maritime, Mass Maritime, Cal Maritime, and Maine Maritime. Russ Paret, CEO of Schuyler Line says, “Fort Schuyler provided us with a strong educational foundation and network that we use every day in our business. We hope that alumni far and wide will use this challenge as a way to honor and support SUNY Maritime. As a company, we are honored to support the Alumni Challenge with a dollar-for-dollar match.”
Schuyler Line Navigation Company has been awarded the contract to provide sea lift service for Thule Air Base through September 2023. SLNC will be providing port to port delivery of sustainment and construction equipment for use on base; operations will include loading and offloading and transporting U.S. government and U.S. government sponsored cargo to and from Denmark and Thule Air Base. SLNC has provided previous sea lift service to Thule Air Base, including Operation Pacer Goose in 2016. Watch the video of Operation Pacer Goose in 2016.
In early 2019, Schuyler Line Navigation Company received a five-year renewal of their contract to provide regular liner service for bulk and breakbulk cargoes to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This cargo supports our U.S.-flag bimonthly service from Jacksonville to the Caribbean and Central America. Click for more information on our Caribbean and Guantanamo Bay service.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, staff from Bold Ocean and Schuyler Line Navigation Company participated in the annual Maritime Industry Congressional Sail-In. The Sail-In is an industry-wide event that allows representatives from the industry to meet with the men and women in Congress to educate them on the important of the U.S.-flag industry. This year, close to 200 industry representatives met with 195 members of Congress and their staff to discuss the importance of the U.S.-flag maritime industry in supporting the Department of Defense and the role the industry plays in commerce and foreign policy. The industry worked hard to educate lawmakers on the critical importance of having a strong and effective national maritime strategy that includes cargo preference requirements while supporting the Maritime Security Program and the Jones Act.
In January 2019, Schuyler Line Navigation Company completed a voyage to Managua, Nicaragua to deliver cargo on behalf of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc. SLNC delivered containers filled with firefighting supplies for local fire departments as well as school supplies for several learning centers in Nicaragua. This is the second year that SLNC has completed this mission and we are proud to partner with Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas to ensure their critical humanitarian cargo is delivered efficiently and safely to its final destination.
It is with great enthusiasm that we are launching the Schuyler Line Navigation Company internship program in partnership with SUNY Maritime. This exciting program will allow SUNY Maritime students with an interest in a career shipping out to gain real-world experience aboard our vessels and at our headquarters office in Annapolis. This two-year program will include a scholarship, a cadet shipping component aboard a SLNC vessel, and an internship to learn about our shoreside operations. We’re excited to launch this program and will share updates on our webpage in the coming months.