Workforce Housing, Disaster Relief & Specialty Vessel Projects

Ships Charters for Disaster Relief & Humanitarian Operations

Passenger ships provide comfortable temporary housingFollowing a hurricane or other natural disaster, chartered ships can serve as temporary housing. These vessels provide a comfortable, safe space for displaced families and first responders. The ship’s sleeping rooms and other venues can be used by insurance adjusters, clean-up crews, construction teams, and medical/health care professionals. 

Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events has organized ship charters for urgent relief situations including evacuation, emergency services, humanitarian aid, restoration, and rebuilding. As an approved vendor with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), we have assisted with numerous government ship charter contracts. Our most significant involved a six-month Hurricane Katrina relief mission in the Gulf of Mexico and humanitarian aid after Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

Passenger Ships, Barges, Ferries & Floatels Used for Workforce Accommodations 

Oscar Wilde Ferry chartered for workforce housing

Construction, transportation, and large infrastructure projects often require temporary workforce housing. Available passenger ships, barges, and other types of vessels can be used for floating accommodations. Floatels and offshore vessels offer a cost-effective, safe, and secure solution to accommodate workforce personnel. 

The vessels can be brought in and docked in any port city or coastal area, or anchored offshore. Accommodation barges can also be anchored in major inland waterways.

Immediate, Customizable Housing

Floatels used for workforce or relief force servicesFloating housing vessels can be mobilized, fully functional, and ready to operate in less time than it would take to establish a temporary land-based facility. In addition to sleeping rooms, recreational and dining facilities, many cruise ships offer flexible meeting and conference space that can be used for storage, construction offices, and project control centers.

Full-Service Floating Accommodations

Bluefort Food Service - Workforce Housing ShipShips and barges offer full-service floating accommodations and turnkey operations that can be customized to fit your needs. Your hard-working crew will enjoy secure, functional living spaces with the comforts of home. Along with dining venues, onsite amenities include sports facilities, lounges, laundry, and housekeeping services. And all services are conveniently located under one roof. 

Benefits of Using Ships for Temporary Housing Projects

  • Quick mobilization (services, food, housekeeping provided)
  • In/out without investment of building ramp-up/break-down
  • Can scale as needed (add ships to increase capacity)
  • Cost-effective solution 

Your team will have everything they need to relax and replenish during non-working hours. Healthy meals, areas for socializing, and restful sleep will result in greater safety operations and increased productivity on the job.

Other Types of Specialty Vessel Projects

Landry & Kling can also source vessels to support the following charter projects:

  • Hospital Ships: Floating medical & treatment facilities 

  • Maritime Support Vessels

  • Research Vessels

  • Military Supply Vessels

  • Military Training Vessels

  • Offshore Support Vessels

Charter Services for Accommodation Vessels, Emergency Relief Ships, and Maritime Support Vessels

Landry & Kling provides specialized services, solutions, and capabilities for workforce housing, disaster relief vessels, maritime support vessels, and all types of floating accommodations for government projects:

RFI/RFP Submission: Formulating responses, strategy, proposals, and costs for vessels quickly and efficiently.

Contract Negotiation: Landry & Kling’s knowledge and experience with multiple charter contracts will support a smooth transaction. We find solutions to contractual issues and have capability with multiple currencies through our global banking relationships. 

On-site support: Staff and resources to support the project on-site including logistics, loading supplies, and liaising with local port and other officials to assure a smooth operation once the ship is delivered.

Tax + Government/Local Fee Analysis: Landry & Kling can identify potential additional costs related to government, state and/or local taxation and fees (i.e., duties and VAT), and work with each entity to manage these costs on behalf of the charterer.

Certified Women-Owned Business

Landry & Kling is majority-owned by women, and qualifies as a minority enterprise by WBENC, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.


NAICS CODE 483112 – Deep Sea Passenger Transportation
NAICS CODE 624230– Disaster and Emergency Relief Services

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