DCT Gdansk handles first American military armoured brigade to be delivered directly to Poland
On 12th September 2017, at 10:00 a.m. the vehicle carrier Endurance of American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) berthed at DCT Gdansk terminal carrying the first direct deployment of a US Military armoured brigade to a Polish port, DCT Gdansk said in its press release. The vehicles that arrived in Poland include 87 M1 Abrams tanks, 103 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 18 Paladin self-propelled Howitzers, along with other trucks and equipment. Almost 1000 pieces of equipment in total.
As the marine part of the operation finishes, the military equipment will be loaded onto 21 trains each requiring specialist handling and lashing, also about 150 trucks and then transported to several military units in Poland within 7-10 days, with some final destinations further afield.
Endurance was built in 1996. The total length of the ship is 265 meters, with a Gross Tonnage of 72,708 tons.
DCT Gdansk is the largest container terminal in the Baltic Sea region with an annual capacity of 3 million TEU. DCT is able to serve the largest container vessels in the world.