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Vanquish Worldwide Awarded Contract to Deliver Fuel Throughout Afghanistan

Posted on October 21, 2011 with No Comments

Vanquish Worldwide, LLC, an international company providing worldwide support services to the US Government and the commercial market sector, has been awarded, as part of the National Afghan Trucking (NAT) effort, a contract to deliver fuel throughout the various 400 plus US Military Forward Operating Bases located in Afghanistan.

This fuel provides the most basic of needs for approximately 98,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan. Given that Kabul is basically the only city in the country that has any form of city provided power all of these bases depend on the delivery of fuel to power the thousands of generators that must constantly run to provide electricity for everything you can imagine…computers, stoves, lights, etc. In addition, this fuel is used for vehicles driven by the military and civilians working on base, which in some cases, are like small self-contained cities.

Although this task may seem simple it is far from it. The majority of fuel that Vanquish delivers comes from Pakistan. In order to arrive at storage facilities in Kabul or Bagram these 5,000 and 10,000 gallon tanker trucks must make a long and dangerous 800 mile journey that can take upwards of 18 days to complete, which equates to less than 45 miles traveled per day, due to the conditions of the roads and the mountainous terrain. Because of the sheer value of the fuel, which can cost up to $15 per gallon by the time it is delivered; the possibility of pilferage and stolen trucks is very high. Due to these risks all convoys must be escorted by security personnel and equipped with state of the art GPS equipment so the location of the trucks can be continuously tracked.

According to the Pentagon, in an article released in June 2011, the US Government has spent $1.5 billion in fuel from October 2010 to May 2011. Given the expense and critical nature of the fuel Vanquish Worldwide takes the mission at hand very seriously. All precautions are taken as to minimize the risks involved in what is considered the most dangerous of all movements in Afghanistan.

“Vanquish’s experience with the arduous terrain, sometimes severe climate conditions and the hundreds of routes required to deliver to all of the involved locations gives us an understanding of how to successfully deliver this precious resource while taking all the necessary security precautions. The safety of our employees is of the utmost importance”, said Eric Barton, President and CEO.

Vanquish is a certified service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) with significant experience working in combat theaters and developing nations as well as other austere environments. Their services include construction, life support, manpower, security, vehicle maintenance, and transportation. Vanquish is headquartered just outside of Maryville, TN with offices in Afghanistan, Uganda, and Iraq.

Vanquish Awarded $983 Million US Central Command IDIQ Contract

Posted on September 19, 2011 with No Comments

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 15, 2011) Vanquish Worldwide, LLC, an international company providing worldwide support services to the US Government and the commercial market sector, has been awarded a prime contract by the US Central Command for National Afghan Trucking (NAT). Vanquish Worldwide will be distributing reconstruction material, security equipment, fuel, miscellaneous dry cargo, and life support assets throughout Afghanistan.

This mission- critical contract directly supports US troops in the war zone by providing necessities to Forward Operating Bases to provide the US Military with the supplies they need to successfully execute their mission Afghanistan wide. Vanquish Worldwide provides all management and logistics support resources necessary to pick up material and equipment at origin and deliver material and equipment at destination. Vanquish, along with their local national transportation and security teaming partners, will travel to some of the most dangerous parts of the country.  To help ensure their employees and cargo arrive safely, each mission will have an assigned convoy security team and will be tracked by the Vanquish Tactical Operations Center (TOC) professionals utilizing a multi-million dollar state of the art GPS tracking system.

Vanquish’s local partners are vetted and experienced in the secure movement of materials around Afghanistan.  They currently conduct more than 1200 truck movements per month to all parts of the country.  Their Afghan partners have experienced, well trained, and well equipped convoy teams with knowledge of the terrain and roads for which they travel on a daily basis.

Vanquish is a certified service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) with significant experience working in combat theaters and developing nations as well as other austere environments. Their services include construction, life support, manpower, security, vehicle maintenance, and transportation. Vanquish is headquartered just outside of Maryville, TN with offices in Afghanistan, Uganda, and Iraq.  www.govanquish.com