Crowley cruises to successful Arctic delivery

October 15, 2022

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Carriers across all modes deal with down obstacles every day, combating traffic in congested cities or driving large ranges to remote areas. But when Crowley Government Services Inc. got a contract to haul jet fuel to a U.S. Air Force base in the Arctic Circle, it needed to jump through more hoops than usual.The very first obstacle was to find a specialized ship for the task. In this case, Crowley contracted the Stena Polaris, which it then leased to the U.S. Military Sealift Command. The Stena Polaris is a 600-foot-long ice-qualified P-MAX tanker. P-MAX tankers are designed with additional width and less draft than similar vessels in order to operate in shallower waters. And to make sure the security ....

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