International Paint Inc., Houston, TX, has entered into a contract to supply an estimated 3.9 million liters of products to the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The project could last up to five years, according to International.
The MSC fleet provides ocean transportation of equipment, fuel, supplies and ammunition to sustain U.S. forces worldwide during peacetime and in conflict for the duration of operational activity. It operates 114 non-combatant civilian-crewed ships and has access to another 74 ships currently on standby.
International said it was awarded the contract because of its ability to provide products and service for 29 different MSC facilities in 12 global Navy zones plus 33 additional shipyards worldwide.
Products selected for the program include high-performance antifoulings, anticorrosives, cosmetic finishes and specialist deck coatings.