1 Passenger Transport
3 Cargo Freighters
8 Small Craft
Rimward Logistics is a small enterprise operating primarily within the Kelterre and Doza sectors of the Alpha Quadrant. They have a headquarters on Itrin station, near the border of the Itrin and Doza sectors. Itrin sector operations are limited to the Itrin system due to the presence of the Confederacy of Azed further in the sector. Up until 2415, the company was headquartered on Doza IV. Four years on, Rimward Logistics is still recovering from the catastrophic loss of their headquarters and a large portion of their fleet.
Founded by a group of colonists in 2410 to support the growing number of refugees on Doza IV, Rimward Logistics quickly grew. Providing the majority of the colonies heavy lift, goods trade, and passenger delivery, their fleet quickly expanded. Opting to utilize only one class of ship, they scoured the markets for Tuffli class freighters in any condition, often contracting their repairs out before taking delivery of the vessels. The company was on track to become one the largest civilian organizations in the region.
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Prosperity continued up until the last month of 2414. When Borg attacked the colony the company leadership was unable to flee. Exact records are non-existent, but it is clear they perished at some point during the ensuing battle for the colony. Along with the crippling loss of leadership, seven of their freighters were destroyed in orbit along with their crews, cargo, and passengers. With the future of the company uncertain, the captains of the remaining five ships elected to hold an emergency meeting to decide the fate of Rimward Logistics.
Two captains elected to leave the company. The remaining three split ownership and set about rebuilding. With the loss of their headquarters a new location was needed. Resentment at Starfleet’s inability to save their home led them to settle in neutral space. With a new headquarters on Itrin Station, the three set about reworking the purpose of the entire operation. With Doza gone, operations shifted to trade routes and passenger routes between other populated areas in the region. The company has a reputation for delivering people and goods early.
Unless otherwise noted, all vessels are registered with the United Federation of Planets.
TUFFLI CLASS FREIGHTER - LIGHT CONFIGURATION
SS Erstwhile Regret
TUFFLI CLASS FREIGHTER - STANDARD CONFIGURATION
SS Expeditious Conveyance
SS Tenacious Rhetoric
SS Disconsolate Nostalgia
SS Longshot Hypothesis †
TUFFLI CLASS PASSENGER TRANSPORT
Federation Commerce License Number: RL-002-5200
Expeditious Conveyance was built under license in the Sapae system. Construction started in late 2406 and was completed in mid 2408. Outside of Federation jurisdiction, workers in the Sapae system striked multiple times during her construction, delaying completion for over a year and a half. Originally slated to carry wealthy passengers to perspective colonies, the configuration of the vessel was changed after the internal spaces were heavily damaged during a strike. Converted to a mid-tier economy liner to hurry completion, Expeditious Conveyance’s maiden voyage was transporting a large group of refugees from Romulan space to Federation territory. Unwanted attention by Imperial remnants forced her owners to sell the vessel for their safety.
The ship was bought by Conveyance Limited, an economy travel line that served long haul travel routes across the Alpha and Beta Quadrant, with hubs at Sol and Bajor. She operated on these routes until 2416. During a routine transit the vessel was caught in a subspace anomaly and suffered critical damage to her propulsion. While the crew and passengers were rescued, the vessel was stranded in deep space. Rather than repair the ship, Conveyance Limited declared her salvage and promptly left her floating.
The next confirmed sighting of the ship was in 2418, when a Starfleet vessel on patrol in the Doza sector made contact during routine operations. Newly registered, Expeditious Conveyance was ferrying passengers between major population sectors in the Kelterre and Doza sectors, including Itrin, Parin (Outlying Systems), Legia, Waydis, and Deep Space 13.
TUFFLI CLASS BULK FREIGHTER
Federation Commerce License Number: RL-003-5200
Tenacious Rhetoric’s keel was laid down in 2405. Constructed on schedule in the Aewrra System, the freighter was immediately put to work hauling unrefined dilithium between mining and refining operations. The vessel’s owners operated a marginally successful logistical concern for the first decade of the 25th century. While not breaking any specific regulations, the company’s record was marred by reports of poor working conditions and compensation concerns. These reports were always covered up or deemed unfounded. The vessel went missing in 2409, and its whereabouts were unknown for over three years.
While it was assumed the vessel was lost, interviews after the vessel resurfaced in the Alpha quadrant in 2412 revealed that the captain and crew of the vessel agreed to stage their own disappearance. They freelanced for three years before increasing operating costs forced them to negotiate with another parent company. Records of what type of business they carried out during that three year span are lacking, but suspicions among the commerce authority report they were engaged in the smuggling of both sentients and goods. As a result of this, the vessel’s captain looked for a corporation registered outside the Federation.
Negotiations were successful, and the vessel is now working out of the Doza and Kelterre sectors, running a mix of cargo and bringing in astounding revenue numbers. After a lengthy legal process the ship was granted the proper Federation commerce license and makes sporadic visits to Deep Space 13.
TUFFLI CLASS BULK FREIGHTER
Federation Commerce License Number: RL-004-5200
Disconsolate Nostalgia was built at the Tarea system yards in 2403. The build process was marred by increasing delays. Ownership of the Tarea yards changed over four times in just as many months. When the yards finally stabilized the vessels currently under construction were hastily finished with little regard to safety regulations. The ship was purchased by a subsidiary of a larger corporation and hauled colonial supplies to the fringe regions of the Federation.
One such destination was the colony Asae II. During a routine trip to the planet the ship was seized by rouge colonists disgruntled with the appointed Federation governor. The nearest Starfleet vessel was dispatched to resolve the situation. The colonists, unfamiliar with operating spacegoing vessels, managed to cause severe damage when EPS grids overloaded, causing numerous cascading failures. Starfleet security and engineering teams stabilized the situation.
Relegated to evidence storage the Disconsolate Nostalgia sat in ordinary for over three years before Rimward Logistics bought the vessel in 2415. They refitted the vessel’s systems and changed the internal configuration to carry bulk commodities. The ship has been plying the trade routes of the Doza, Kelterre, and Itrin sectors since.
TUFFLI CLASS BULK FREIGHTER
Federation Commerce License Number: RL-005-5200
The Longshot Hypothesis was built in 2397 at the Haso shipyards. Often emphasizing construction speed over vessel safety, Tuffli class freighters coming off this line suffered from a slew of malfunctions. The yards were shut down in 2398 after failing to meet Federation quality control standards. Suffering from a myriad of construction shortcuts, the first voyage of the Longshot Hypothesis resulted in a critical hull failure that killed the crew. Adrift for over seven weeks, a salvage operation hauled the ship back. The vessel was repaired and the safety issues rectified before resale.
The vessel was sold with a heavily discounted price tag to its second owner: a small but successful trade business in the Alpha Quadrant. Longshot Hypothesis made trade runs for roughly fifteen years without anything more than minor technological troubles. Converted to carry mostly ore, the ship made runs between Federation trade hubs in the Alpha quadrant and raw material sits in numerous asteroid belts. The owner of the ship and trading company it belonged to was killed during the Iconian war.
Sold at auction to its current owner, Longshot Hypothesis was converted to dedicate 70% of its cargo space to luxury and trade goods, while retaining some ore carrying capacity. The new owners, an independent merchant outfit operating a small fleet of trade vessels in the Kelterre and Doza sectors, assigned the vessel to a new trade route. Originating at Itrin, the ship made runs to Echomet, New Circini, Annatar, and back again. The owners were able to make such a profit by cutting through what many consider to be Confederacy of Azed territory, shortening journey times by several weeks.