EGL Wins $33 Million Military Logistics Contract

EGL Inc. of Houston has been awarded a $33 million contract to operate a logistics pilot program for the Military Traffic Management Command in three southeastern states, the company said April 3.

The one-year contract requires EGL to manage most of the military's outbound freight shipments from installations in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The three-state region includes 28 military transportation offices that move about 50,000 shipments each year.

The one-year contract runs from July 1 through June 30, 2002, and contains two one-year options, said EGL.

EGL competed against 12 transportation and logistics companies, said officials with the military traffic command.

"We are very pleased that MTMC chose our company to test the use of third-party logistics," said Joe Bento, EGL's president and chief marketing officer. "We are confident that our complete supply chain capabilities, our emphasis on customer service and our in-transit product visibility will reinforce the MTMC's decision to outsource the movement of their domestic freight shipments."

EGL Inc. operates under the name of EGL Eagle Global Logistics, and focuses primarily on ground transportation, supply-chain management and information services. The company has about 8,000 employees and had sales of $1.8 billion in 2000, according to the company.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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