Crowley All Terrain Corporation (CATCO), a company that specialized in transporting supplies and personnel in the Arctic.
| This vehicle was designed and built in just 9 weeks at the request of the Army Transportation Corp. in 1953.
Crowley All Terrain Corporation (CATCO) , a company that specialized in transporting supplies and personnel in the Arctic, through all sorts of weather, over all sorts of terrain, was also organized in 1975. That was also the year of the worst ice conditions of the century faced by the Prudhoe Bay sealift flotilla, freezing in a number of the barges. Two additional Crowley companies were formed in 1975: Crowley Maritime Salvage and Global Transport Organization (GTO). GTO, formed jointly with two Canadian companies, was designed to perform tug and barge transportation services internationally, and was particularly active in the Arabian Gulf during Saudi Arabia's large-scale push toward industrialization.
CATCO all-terrain vehicles were first acquired in 1975 for remote off-road transportation in support of the oil industry. CATCO vehicles use low-pressure air bag tires to travel over the tundra without damaging it.
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