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US Transportation Command Awards Trailer Bridge Cargo Shipping Contract

US Transportation Command Awards Trailer Bridge Cargo Shipping Contract

Trailer Bridge recently secured the third option year for the Universal Shipping Contract-9 (USC-9), with the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), the U.S. Army component to U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). Trailer Bridge is one of 27 ocean carriers participating in the USC-9 contract. The third option year value was raised by $1M over the prior year, now totaling $4M. The contract provides an option for the Department of Defense (DoD) to ship equipment and sustainment supplies, via the established routes of ocean carriers. All armed services, including the Coast Guard, leverage this contract along with authorized direct booking partners.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with USTRANSCOM and the great people at the SDDC to move DoD cargo worldwide in support of training and contingency operations,” said Alex Vohr, Vice President, Government Affairs, Trailer Bridge. “This contract will further define our footprint in the government space and complement the service offerings we provide.”

With a dedicated government division whose members have more than 30 years of defense experience, Trailer Bridge is equipped with the knowledge of the complexities and requirements necessary to service DoD contracts. Additionally, Trailer Bridge’s fleet of assets offers capacity and door-to-door service for DoD shipments moving to and from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For defense shippers seeking a global logistics solution, Trailer Bridge’s International division provides land, air, and sea services for one-time offer transportation requirements.

Trailer Bridge’s advantage of in-depth expertise and relationships in the specialized defense market expands Trailer Bridge’s service offerings as a reliable source for turnkey logistics solutions and an ideal logistics partner for military and government moves.