WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) announced that it would add M/V Independence II to service in its trans-Atlantic trade to continue a five-ship, US-flag service for its customers.

The addition of M/V Independence II will mitigate any service impacts while M/V Courage is assessed for possible repairs. M/V Courage had a fire in a cargo hold on the evening of June 2, while that vessel was on its way from Bremerhaven, Germany to Southampton, UK.

Adding M/V Independence II, a US-flag Ro-Ro vessel built in 1994, will enable ARC to continue to provide a ten-day frequency of service to its valued customers. M/V Independence II’s first US port of load for ARC will be Charleston, SC on June 23.

ARC is the largest US-flag Ro-Ro carrier, and the third largest US-flag carrier operating in international trade. Founded in 1990, the company provides American-owned, managed, and crewed Ro-Ro shipping services committed to the requirements of the Department of Defense, other U.S. government departments and agencies, and commercial customers. ARC headquarters are in New Jersey, and additional principal offices are in Germany and Washington, DC.

With over 2.5 million square feet of commercial capacity, and nearly one million square feet of militarily-useful high and heavy space, ARC’s US-flag Atlantic service includes base port calls in Baltimore, MD, Charleston, SC, Brunswick, GA, and Galveston, TX in the United States and Antwerp, Belgium, Bremerhaven, Germany, and Southampton, UK.

For information on how ARC can handle your cargo, please visit us at: arrcnet.com or send a message: contact@ARCshipping.com.