SZCZECIN, POLAND – American Roll-on Roll-off

Carrier’s (ARC) M/V Independence II discharged military cargo in Szczecin, Poland to be used as part of Exercise “Anakonda 2016”, a multinational exercise with 24 NATO and other partner

Over 400 units of cargo were loaded on Independence II in Charleston, SC on 30 April for carriage to Poland. Independence II moved a mix of Humvees, trucks, trailers, containers, and various other items for the Army to take part in
Anakonda, which will be held from 7-17 June. The military exercise is held to test the ability of the Polish Armed Forces to work with its allies. A second set of exercise cargo will arrive in Poland later this month on ARC’s M/V Integrity.

ARC is the largest U.S.-flag roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) carrier, and the third largest U.S.-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 commercial customers.
ARC headquarters are in New Jersey, and additional principal offices are in Germany and Washington, DC.

With a ten-day frequency, over 2.5 million square feet of commercial capacity, and nearly one million square feet of militarily useful high and heavy space, ARC’s U.S.-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; all ports are within Emission Control Area (ECA) zones.

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