Rock-It Cargo Signs On as COC Corporate Partner

TORONTO — Rock-It Cargo, the leading provider of specialty freight forwarding and logistics services, has signed on for a nine-year agreement as the official freight forwarder and customs broker of the Canadian Olympic Team (COT). The partnership will carry the COT through to 2024, covering Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, and the 2024 Olympic Games.The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) looks forward to the leadership Rock-It Cargo will bring in this area of expertise. Sending an entire athlete and mission team to an Olympic Games calls for the execution of complex logistics and Rock-It Cargo will provide the COC with the following services to help:

  • Air, Ocean and Road Freight Services
  • Air Express and Rush Services
  • Air and Ocean Cargo Charters
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Event Load In/Load Out Supervision
  • Event Temporary Warehousing
  • Ocean Container Leasing
  • Ocean Container Grounding and Lifting Services

For Sochi 2014, 145,580 lbs of cargo were sent to Russia, which is the equivalent of:

The COC anticipates sending a similar load to Brazil and will rely on Rock-It Cargo’s expertise to ensure this process is efficient.


“The COC welcomes Rock-It Cargo to the Canadian Olympic Family and looks forward to working closely with their experts on the complex itineraries, international destinations, fragile cargo and time-sensitive schedules surrounding the execution of the upcoming Olympic Games. The work that goes on behind the scenes to get more than 500 athletes and mission team staff, along with their supplies to a foreign country is enormous. Rock-It Cargo will ensure that process is smooth and efficient.”

Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee


“We are extremely pleased that the Canadian Olympic Team has placed their faith in Rock-It Cargo to get them to and from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We have a great deal of experience in and out of Canada for organizations like Cirque du Soleil, and we look forward to serving the Canadian Olympic Team and their partners.”

Thos Paine, Chief Marketing Officer, Rock-It Cargo

About Rock-It Cargo
Rock-It Cargo is a leading provider of specialty freight forwarding and logistics services.  It excels at delivering logistics solutions for the most challenging projects. The Company specializes in handling complex itineraries, international destinations, fragile cargo and time-sensitive schedules – all with the highest degree of critical planning, execution and customer-focused service. Rock-It Cargo is a global organization with over 300 employees in 26 offices in the US and around the world.

Rock-It, headquartered in Pennsylvania, was founded in 1978 with an initial focus on providing international freight forwarding services to the global music touring and live events industries. Rock-It is still the market leader in music and live event logistics, but over the past fifteen years, the Company has expanded into complementary markets including industrial projects, corporate, sports, theater, trade shows and fine arts.

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