USAID renews Pacific Cargoes, BKA Logistics contract
The U.S. Agency for International Development has renewed its logistics contract with Pacific Cargoes and BKA Logistics in Washington.
The renewed contract runs through Oct. 31, and is the first of three possible one-year service extensions that USAID has opted to use.
“This is the first time in many years that USAID has extended their contract instead of issuing a new bid for business,” said James B. Mead, president of BKA Logistics, in a statement Wednesday.
BKA has provided logistics services to USAID through different affiliate companies since 1988. In 2003, the logistics staff of Pacific Cargoes and BKA Logistics supported the movement of more than 1 million metric tons of food aid overseas.
Under the new contract, BKA is responsible for providing full export documentation and Web-based tracking and reporting systems to USAID on all liner and charter cargoes programmed by the agency. Traditional freight forwarding services are also required, such as freight contracting for all of the liner “mark and count” cargoes programmed by the agency. The Pacific Cargo-BKA staff works directly with USAID’s Office of Transportation.