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2014 Media Kit

Transport Intermediaries

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Regal Logistics doubles warehouse footprint in Southern California

AJOT | March 31, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Regal Logistics has announced its purchase of a new Distribution Center in Los Angeles to give customers more space and broader choice of significant U.S. port gateways, creating a nationwide footprint for Regal with 1.7 million square feet of full service warehousing in Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA and Charleston, SC. Read More »

Forever Direct deploys Manhattan Associates Supply Chain Commerce Solutions

AJOT | March 31, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Global Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. announced that Forever Direct EU BV, an importer and distributor of the Aloe Vera based health and beauty products, has significantly improved its order fulfilment operations throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with Manhattan's Supply Chain Commerce Solutions. With Manhattan's solutions, Forever Direct has been able to accelerate goods flows across its supply chain, improve product availability for its 500,000 independent distributors located in 93 countries throughout EMEA and raised service levels for its regional customers. Read More »

Cardinal Logistics recognized by United Natural Foods as Carrier of the Year

AJOT | March 31, 2014 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation has been recognized for excellent service and named "Carrier of the Year" by United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). Chad Brewer, Vice President of Logistics at UNFI, visited Cardinal's headquarters to present this prestigious award. David Myott, Director of National Accounts and Skip Stritzinger, SVP Business Development accepted the award on Cardinal's behalf. Read More »

Paragon Shipping Signs Commitment For The Financing Of Two Ultramax Newbuildings

PR Newswire | March 31, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Paragon Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced today that it has entered into a firm commitment for a new $120.0 million senior secured amortizing credit facility with a syndicate of major European banks led by Nordea Bank Finland PLC to partly finance up to 60% of the market value of the Company’s two Ultramax newbuildings scheduled to be delivered in 2015 and to refinance several of the vessels in its operating fleet. Read More »

Americold Names Fred W. Boehler as President

GlobeNewswire | March 27, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The Board of Trustees of Americold , the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Fred W. Boehler, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, also has been named as President, effective March 31. Read More »

Germany’s HHLA cautious on Russian trade prospects

Reuters | March 27, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

German port logistics group HHLA warned its aim of keeping earnings stable this year was ambitious in light of uncertain trade prospects with Russia, a crisis in the container shipping industry and transport bottlenecks along the Elbe river. Read More »

Triton Overseas Transport announces office manager

AJOT | March 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Triton Overseas Transport, an industry-leading non-vessel owning common carrier (NVOCC) and international freight service provider, today announces the promotion of Vicki Matthews to the position of office manager.  In her new role, Matthews will further Triton’s commitment to unparalleled customer service and tailored transportation solutions as she maintains Triton’s office procedures and organizes operations to ensure optimal efficiency. Read More »

MOL (India) expands and upgrades warehousing services in India

AJOT | March 26, 2014 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its subsidiary in India, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (India) Pvt. Ltd., expanded a warehouse in Gurgaon in the state of Haryana, the suburbs of New Delhi in February 2014. With this expansion, the total floor area of our three warehouses in India (one in Haryana, two in Uttar Pradesh) is about 3,600m2. Read More »

American Worldwide Agencies Opens Houston Office, Hires Seasoned Branch Manager

GlobeNewswire | March 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

American Worldwide Agencies (AWA) is adding to its global network of freight forwarders and agents with a new office in Houston, the company announced today. The Houston office is part of AWA’s global expansion plans and will handle the company’s growing business in the region for project freight, oil and gas, breakbulk and containerized cargo moves. Read More »

DHL Global Forwarding appoints Davel as new Senior VP Air Freight, Americas

AJOT | March 26, 2014 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL), announced the appointment of Jannie Davel as the new senior vice president of Air Freight for DHL Global Forwarding, Americas. Effective January 1, 2014, Davel is responsible for managing DHL’s international Air Freight services in 18 countries across North and South America, including customer development and operational performance. Read More »

Lynden International moves to larger Puerto Rico location

PR Newswire | March 26, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Lynden International, a full-service freight forwarding and logistics company, recently relocated its Puerto Rico Service Center to offer new opportunities for customers. The new facility, in Carolina's Sabana Garden Industrial Park, is three miles closer to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport with a covered loading platform to ensure cargo is protected from Puerto Rico's unpredictable weather. Both the office and warehouse space are larger for efficiency and improved communication. "After more than 30 years on the island, Lynden continues its commitment to meet and anticipate customers' needs. This relocation is part of that ongoing effort," says Frank Butler, Southeast Regional Manager. "The new Lynden facility will also be open outside of regular business hours to accommodate any after-hours shipping or forwarding requests." Besides offering air and ocean services, licensed customs brokers and an experienced staff, Lynden provides intra-island and international import and export services. "We are ready to receive customers' freight for storage, management or 3PL business opportunities," Butler explains. "We now have the option of providing permanent warehouse space for offshore customers with an increased yard area and future options for more warehouse space on either side." Lynden International is one of the Lynden family of companies whose combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine. Read More »

Gebrüder Weiss turnover rises to 1.2 billion euros

AJOT | March 25, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite volatile market conditions, the transport and logistics provider was able to increase its turnover for the fourth year in a row, generating preliminary net sales of roughly 1.2 billion euros for the 2013 fiscal year. Read More »

Kane Is Able names Gurrola as Director of Business Development

AJOT | March 25, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. has named Anthony Gurrola as the new Director of Business Development with responsibility for growing KANE’s distribution services on the west coast of the United States. He will report to Gary Griffith, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Read More »

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