The Project:

Even before Hurricane Sandy had finished its devastating 2012 rampage, Foss Maritime had mobilized to provide disaster relief to affected parts of New York and New Jersey. Entering into a chaotic situation where communication was unreliable and roadways blocked, Foss quickly gathered relief supplies – pumps, generators and the personnel to operate them – from across the country. Foss remained on site for weeks after the super storm, working under the direction of the Defense Logistics Agency and FEMA to resolve flooded areas and provide power to the affected locations. The federal government’s DLA called upon Foss based on the company’s previous success delivering thousands of tons of food and assisting in the rebuilding of Haiti after an earthquake.

Services Provided:

  • Project Cargo & Logistics
  • Emergency Response
  • Providing Necessary Emergency Equipment


  • Delivered 26 pumps, 6 generators and personnel, all en route within hours of the call for help.
  • Partnered with the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, NJ.
  • Flooding relief and electrical service assistance for weeks after the super storm.
  • At a 2013 ceremony the Defense Logistics Agency honored Foss Maritime Company for its role in post-Hurricane Sandy relief work. Foss was recognized for its ability to quickly move personnel and equipment to devastated, hard-to-reach locations in
    New York and the New Jersey shore.