Maersk Inc cleared in US Navy bid case

A US Federal Claims court has ruled that it was okay that Maersk Inc. calculated the fuel consumption on its vessel for the US Navy differently than the 13 competitors also participating in the tender. One of them is

The vessel pictured is a Danish naval vessel, and is unrelated to the US Navy.

A US Federal Claims court in New York ruled last week that it had no impact on the US Navy's decision to Maersk Line Ltd. as subcontractor that the carrier used a different method to calculate fuel costs than the other carriers vying for the tender, reports US-based Law360.

14 companies in 2013 submitted bids for a job to retrofit and rebuild to be able to carry and service helicopters and smaller motorboats. The US Navy would subsequently charter the vessel, and part of the price in the bid was to include fuel costs.

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