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.
In August 2018, SLNC Moku Pahu loaded wheat grown in Oregon as part of a USAID Food for Peace delivery destined for Yemen. More than 176,000 tons of wheat were shipped via U.S. and foreign flag vessels, carrying enough wheat to feed as many as seven million people for two months. Yemen has been torn apart by famine and civil war, making it the most serious humanitarian crisis currently in the world. SLNC Moku Pahu and her crew safely delivered the cargo to its final destination in October. Thank you to the captain and crew for undertaking this critical mission.
On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Dome Chartering tugged their way to victory over Annapolis in the 21th Annual Tug of War. Dome Chartering & Trading is a long-standing sponsor of the fundraising event and hosts a party for friends, family and supporters on the day of the event. Funds raised from the event support local schools and charities. Click to watch a video of this fun event.
We are pleased to announce that MV SLNC York has recently joined the Schuyler Line fleet of U.S. flagged vessels. She completed her dry dock earlier this year and her re-flag process was completed in Jacksonville, FL in May 2018. To watch a brief video of her dry dock and beyond, click here.
Welcome to the US Flag fleet!