Protests against ARC contract award sustained

Oslo, 22 October 2020 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained the protests filed against the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) award on 30 April 2020 of the new multi-year relocation services contract to American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group, Inc. (ARC).

Protests concerning the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) award were filed by two unsuccessful parties in line with established procedures. This is a standard process available through GAO to ensure USTRANSCOM has followed the terms of the solicitation and applicable acquisition regulations. As a result of this process, GAO has recommended that USTRANSCOM revisits certain assessments made during the procurement process.

ARC will evaluate its options after obtaining more information about the GAO process and conclusion, and any additional information received from USTRANSCOM. In a statement, ARC CEO Eric Ebeling said "Team ARC remains committed to consistently delivering a superior relocation experience for Service Members and their families. We will evaluate our options in light of the GAO's decision and determine the appropriate next steps."

For further information, please contact: Astrid Martinsen, Vice President Group Treasury & IR Tel +47 958 45 255 Email:

Esben Tuman, Vice President Corporate Communications Tel: +47 905 08 400 Email:

About Wallenius Wilhelmsen The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group (OEX: WALWIL) is a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics, transporting cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk around the world. The company operates around 125 vessels servicing 15 trade routes to six continents, and a global inland distribution network, 120 processing centres, and 11 marine terminals. The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group consist of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, EUKOR and ARC. The group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with 9 400 employees in 29 countries worldwide. Read more at

About ARC ARC provides global logistics and shipping services to the U.S. Government. ARC and its 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. Read more at

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