MLL uses proven operations and maintenance and logistics solutions that continually improve our cost-effectiveness, performance, safety, and environmental stewardship. We have extensive experience operating, maintaining, and repairing vital shipboard equipment and systems in all regional theaters of operation, sometimes under extreme conditions. Our experience ensures the readiness and availability of these ships and their complex mission systems.
Special mission ships
Industry-leading ship crewing staff
MLL provides fully-crewed vessels in the required operational state anytime, anywhere, and in mission-ready condition. Many crew members from our roster of over 4,000 individuals are qualified for immediate assignment and available on short notice. These mariners are extremely familiar with government standard practices for ship-handling, maintenance and cargo handling.
Maintenance and Repair Global Network
Our approach to ship maintenance is centered on life-cycle management, incorporating accepted principles of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), a cornerstone of which is predictive maintenance. MLL relies on predictive maintenance techniques such as vibration analysis, ultrasonic testing of piping systems, bore scope inspections, lube oil analysis, and vibration analysis, and thermography to detect early signs of equipment degradation and thus prevent actual failure.
Because we operate ships worldwide, MLL has a global network of agents, chandlers, and repair service providers ensuring timely maintenance and repairs. We receive exclusive discounts from Original Equipment Manufacturers. We negotiate ship repair or overhaul contracts for multiple ships operating in an area, which can reduce cost and obtain preferential scheduling for our customers’ ships. One important result of all these economies of scale is lower reimbursable costs for our customers.
Wide range of Ships and Platforms Experience
MLL has over 629 ship years of relevant government experience managing modern ships including large Department of Defense (DOD) logistics vessels and small watercraft. We operate a variety of propulsion plants—from steam and gas turbines to medium and slow-speed diesels, and similar diesel electric systems.
Government Vessel Operations and Mission Readiness
Mission readiness is our first priority: MLL has a record of ensuring that vessels are ready to depart their lay berths and arrive at their duty stations as required. We demonstrated those capabilities during the first and second Gulf Wars, when the military pre-positioned ships we maintained and operated were the first to arrive in-theatre, delivering mission-critical supplies to troops on the ground.
Worldwide Network of Ship Brokers
In addition to the vessels that we own and operate, MLL offers the service of vessel chartering. Our company has access to a vast array of both U.S. flag and foreign flag vessels to suit any need.
Ship Conversions, Major Modifications and Retrofits
For more than 30 years, we have specialized in managing minor to complex conversions of all types of ships.