Ocean Transportation

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On this page, you will find opportunities for doing business under USAID's food aid program. These opportunities will be directed at firms that supply ocean transportation and related services. Visit USAID Procurement Announcements for:

  • Ocean Transportation Requests for Proposals (RFP)
  • Procurement information bulletins
  • Award results

Current as well as previous contract awards issued in the past six months are listed. In addition to RFPs for direct USAID contracts, you will also find RFPs issued by Private Voluntary Organizations that participate in the P.L. 480 Food for Peace Title II program.

You can also find general information about the P.L. 480 Title II program and "Notices to the Trade," program participants and several links to other agencies' related websites. The Ocean Freight Reimbursement (OFR) Program is the oldest ongoing Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) support program, allowing recipients to ship a wide variety of goods overseas for use in privately funded development and humanitarian assistance programs. The Denton Program allows private U.S. citizens and organizations to use space available on U.S. military cargo planes to transport humanitarian goods, such as clothing, food, medical and educational supplies, and agricultural equipment and vehicles, to countries in need.

Cargo Preference Statistics

These cargo preference statistics represent the tonnage amount and percentage of P.L. 480 Title I food aid cargo shipped on U.S. and foreign flag vessels for USAID's Food for Peace Program. Click below to view.

If you cannot view this file, please click here to download and install the free MS Excel Viewer.

For additional information, contact the USAID Transportation Division OceanTransportation@usaid.gov.

Food Aid Web Based Form

Freight forwarders can now use the web-based form to enter the Bill of Lading information contained in their records. Please click here to access the Web Form.


In support of USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, emergency transportation requirements for commodities are normally procured competitively through USAID's Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Transportation Division (M/OAA/T) utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Qualified vendors wishing to compete for the provision of emergency transportation services may contact M/OAA/T to learn how to qualify and participate in these opportunities. OAA/DCHA normally handles the procurement of commodities which are posted on fedbizopps. Vendors interested in those opportunities should monitor the FBO.gov website as appropriate.

OAA/T may be contacted using the following email address: oceantransportation@usaid.gov

Note that M/OAA/T does not arrange transportation for private donations of commodities.