We are very proud that Verbrugge Terminals has once again been chosen as a transhipment terminal by the US Army.
In November and December, two US Army helicopter brigades are shipped between the U.S. and Germany via the Verbrugge Zeeland Terminal in Vlissingen. The brigades are part of a reinforced American presence in Europe. The Zeeland Terminal functions as a so-called Sea Port of Debarkation and as a Sea Port of Embarkation.
Verbrugge supports this operation with a complete package of services, consisting of loading and unloading equipment, storage, lashing & securing, port agency and various facility services.
The Air Cavalry Brigade is moved from Fort Hood in Texas via Vlissingen to Germany and this brigade takes over the tasks of the Combat Aviation Brigade which is moved from Germany to Fort Riley in Kansas. The RoRo ship ARC Endurance takes care of the transport by sea.
What makes this project extra special is that 40 helicopters will take off from the quayside and that around 60 helicopters will land at the same location. The approximately 100 helicopters all fly on weekdays, with daylight and in various small groups.