U.S. Olympic Committee Extends Agreement with Rock-it Cargo
11 Sep, 2017
Vendor Will Provide Customs and Freight Services for Team USA
The United States Olympic Committee today announced that Rock-it Cargo has re-signed as the official customs and freight forwarding services vendor of Team USA through the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Ahead of the 2016 Games, Rock-it Cargo loaded and shipped more than 30 tons of cargo to support Team USA’s customs and freightforarding deployment to Rio de Janeiro. The items transported ranged from apparel, food and equipment – including unique items such as: volleyball courts, fencing strips, cardio and weight training equipment.
“From the critical athlete gear to the food that fuels high performance, it is a tall order to ensure the needs of Team USA are met during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but Rock-it Cargo has done it time and time again,” said Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance. “Knowing that the items will arrive safely and on time helps both our athletes and staff succeed when it matters most.”
Rock-it Cargo – headquartered in Los Angeles – is the leading provider of live event freight forwarding and logistics services while being the iconic logistics leader in the music touring industry, Rock-it understands the performance driven nature of live event Sports logistics and is enabling transport solutions that are focused on reliability so that a team in turn has their gear on time and can perform. Rock-it Cargo has worked with the USOC for successive contracts since the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010.
"Rock-it Cargo is pleased to again support Team USA’s customs and freight forwarding deployment,” said Rock-it Cargo CEO David Charles Bernstein. “Team USA represents the very best in U.S. sports competition, and Rock-it strives to provide the very best in integrated logistics solutions. We are proud to assist Team USA achieve its mission of sustaining competitive excellence and maintaining the values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements."
The USOC and Rock-it Cargo will begin shipping items for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 starting in November and look forward to executing a creative and integrated solution that includes having a one of a kind warehouse location to facilitate ease and speed of gear movement in the mountains of PyeongChang.