American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC) recently completed the line haul movement of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade (1CAB) to the port of Vlissingen, The Netherlands as part of their redeployment from Europe to Fort Riley, Kansas. The shipment was awarded under the Third Party for European Wide Movement (3PLEWM) Contract by the 409th Contracting Support Brigade and was managed by the 21st Theater Sustainment Brigade and the 16th Sustainment Brigade.
The shipment, which started in Illesheim, Germany on November 22, consisted of 828 units on 379 trucks, and was completed over the course of 14 days. ARC, in cooperation with its partner Abnormal Load Services (ALS), managed the move and all the cargo was delivered by the project’s required delivery date (RDD). “Meeting the RDD was never in question. Our goal was to provide not only trucks and equipment, but also to raise the bar on how logistics projects in Europe can and should be managed,” said Brian Jones, ARC’s Senior General Manager EMEA based in Germany.
Under a separate contract, the 1CAB cargo will be loaded on ARC’s M/V Endurance at the port of Vlissingen for its ocean leg to the United States. Brian Rivera, General Manager Government Contracting added, “the use of two separate contracts to support the redeployment of 1CAB points to ARC’s seamless global logistics capabilities and flexibility of support to our government customers.”
ARC provides Government Services including global logistics and shipping services. ARC and its U.S. affiliates own and manage the largest U.S.-flag roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) fleet. This includes providing American-owned, managed, and crewed Ro-Ro shipping and intermodal services committed to the requirements of the Department of Defense, other U.S. Government departments and agencies, and commercial customers.