Monthly Archives: May 2015

Southeastern Receives BASF’s Supplier of the Year Less Than Truckload Award

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LEXINGTON, S.C. (May 27, 2015) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced it received the “Supplier of the Year Less Than Truckload Award” from BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.

This is the third time in the last five years that Southeastern has earned the prestigious Supplier of the Year distinction from BASF.

BASF has several shipping locations across Southeastern’s direct service area. Associates from Pasadena, Texas, to Mobile, Alabama, to Central, South Carolina and multiple locations in between, all played a role in providing first-class service that led to Southeastern’s recognition from BASF.

“We appreciate this honor from BASF, recognizing our commitment to provide our customers the highest quality LTL service, ” said Trey Fudger, national account manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “We take tremendous pride in working with BASF, and we look forward to continuing our long-term partnership.”

Fudger and Southeastern’s Senior Vice President of Sales Mike Heaton accepted the award during a recognition ceremony on March 10 in Morristown, New Jersey.

The Supplier of the Year award reflects Southeastern’s excellence in the industry and its goal to maintain its “quality without question” culture.

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Five Must-Know Tips For Shipping LTL To Mexico

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Posted by Averitt Express on May 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to U.S. export value, only a handful of other countries can compete against Mexico. In fact, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the country ranked second overall in 2013 with a total export value of $226.2 billion. As you can imagine, there is ample opportunity for American businesses to become involved in international trade and cross-border shipping. Securing customers across the border is only the first step though.

Eventually, businesses have to decide how they will transport their goods across the border or how to optimize a preexisting supply chain for Mexican expansion. Most exporters utilize a mixture of American and Mexican carriers that specialize in cross-border less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) services, such as Averitt. Additionally, a few situations may even benefit from the use of U.S.-to-Mexico intermodal (rail), air or ocean services.

Read more at averittexpress.com

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S.F. Express Server Maintenance on 23rd May 2015

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Dear Customers:

Please note that the S.F. official website will be suspended from services for server maintenance on 23rd May 2015 from 00:00 to 06:00 (China Standard Time). We aim to upgrade the stability of our website to enhance your surfing experience.

During the maintenance period, all functions will be unavailable including the Online Ordering platform. The S.F. official website will be resumed its normal services after the abovementioned maintenance is completed.

Should you have any enquiries or need help from us during the maintenance period, please feel free to call our Customer Service Hotline.

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C.H. Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (May 20, 2015) Confident and poised for future growth, C.H. Robinson is proud to be celebrating a quarter of a century of business operations in Mexico.

Throughout the years, trade between the United States and Mexico has become increasingly important. Mexico continues to play a vital role across global supply chains due to the country’s business culture, educated workforce, and proximity to the United States.

Read more at chrobinson.com

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Estes Opens 65-Door Terminal in Kent, Washington

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May 18, 2015 , KENT, Wash.—Estes Express Lines, a premier freight transportation provider, has opened a new terminal in Kent, Washington, to accommodate increased demand for the company‘s services in the Northwest.

“The Northwest region has experienced significant business growth over the past several years,” said John Buffington, Estes Regional Vice President. “The Kent terminal will help Estes manage this increased demand in freight services while continuing to serve our customers with outstanding customer service and reliability.”

Conveniently located at 8130 South 216th Street, the Kent terminal features 65 doors, 24,000 square feet of docking area and 5,000 square feet of office space. The terminal began operating as an Estes facility on May 11 under the supervision of Terminal Manager Alex Hernandez. With the opening of the Kent terminal, Estes now operates five terminals in Washington.

Read more at estes-express.com

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Old Dominion Opens Expanded Portland Service Center

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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 11, 2015) — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. recently opened its newest service center, a 137-door facility located at the convergence of a number of major thoroughfares and near two important ports.

The Portland Service Center, located at 146 N. Gertz Rd. in Portland, OR  97217, replaces a smaller facility at 9010 NE 13th Ave. in Portland, OR  97211. The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, which is over 80 years old, has operated in the former Portland facility for seven years.

The expansion was a response to a significant increase in shipment growth at the previous facility over the past seven years. Old Dominion offers premium services at all of its 223 service centers nationwide, including domestic LTL, global, expedited and household moving.

“The expanded service center ensures we have the room to grow and shows our commitment to the area,” said Jeff Lorenzini, manager of Old Dominion’s Portland Service Center. “We will continue to offer the premium service our customers have come to expect.”

Read more at www.odfl.com

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Southeastern Freight Lines Opens New Service Center in Lubbock

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Additional Capacity Enhances Service throughout Northeastern Texas

LEXINGTON, S.C. (May 11, 2015) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced the opening of a new service center in Lubbock, Texas.

The new facility, located at 5701 Elm Avenue in Lubbock, features 37 dock doors.

To oversee daily operations of the new service center, Southeastern has promoted Kelly Brackeen to service center manager in Lubbock. Brackeen has 14 years of experience in warehousing and transportation, most recently serving as assistant service center manager in Southeastern’s facility in Tyler.

“By expanding our presence with this service center in Lubbock, we will be better positioned to increase Southeastern’s quality of service throughout northeastern Texas,” said Brackeen. “Southeastern Freight Lines has served local markets in Texas with best-in-class performance for several years and we look forward to continuing that same level of quality service in the Lubbock.”

The opening of Lubbock places Southeastern closer to its customer base, which will allow for earlier deliveries, pick-ups and over all better service.

“We are excited to officially begin operations in the new Lubbock service center, helping to better serve our customers in the region,” said David Turner, regional vice president of operations, Southeastern Freight Lines.

The new service center will open and begin operations on May 11.

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Expeditors Recognition of El Paso’s FTZ No. 68

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May-2015

In a recent publication of the Business Facilities magazine, The City of El Paso’s Foreign Trade Zone is being lauded as one of the busiest and most successful Foreign Trade Zones in the United States. The Foreign Trade Zone No. 68 administered through the El Paso International Airport is recognized in the magazine’s 2015 Economic Development Awards with the Achievement in Foreign Trade award.

“We are honored to be recognized by Business Facilities, a leading site selection and economic development publication. FTZ No. 68 prides itself in its integral role in facilitating trade for the El Paso region,” said Monica Lombraña, Director of Aviation for the El Paso International Airport.

Read more at expeditors.com

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Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 2,268.45 crores

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Mumbai : May 07, 2015

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, declared its financial results for the quarter & year ended March 31, 2015, at the Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The company posted Rs. 34.74 crores profit after tax for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and Rs. 126.84 crores for the year ended March 31, 2015. Net Sales/Income from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 stood at Rs. 570.99 crores and Rs. 2,268.45 crores for the year ended March 31, 2015.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director said, “The macroeconomic situation in the last 2-3 years has not been encouraging to support growth. Despite an adverse external situation and challenges, the company has been able to deliver a reasonable performance, aided by our clear focus on the e-commerce vertical although the core verticals have not shown much traction.”

He adds, “We all have to work as one team to increase revenue, reduce cost and improve efficiency, productivity and service quality. We are a insanely customer centric and highly people focused company. The brand is our most critical asset. The “I love my Blue Dart” campaign will continue throughout the year to enable us to deliver superior brand experience. At the end of the day, we always bet on our people as part of our people first philosophy to make the brand stronger.”

During the year ended March 31, 2015, Blue Dart handled over 1,396.84 lacs domestic shipments, 8.95 lacs international shipments and over 558,537 tonnes of documents and parcels across the nation and 220 countries worldwide.

Read more at bluedart.com

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Old Dominion Named Top Carrier for 2015

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ORLANDO, Fla. (May 1, 2014) – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has been named NASSTRAC 2015 Carrier of the Year in the Multi Regional LTL category. This is the third consecutive year OD has received the honor.

Old Dominion earned the annual award based on its premium service, operational excellence, competitive pricing, business relationship effectiveness, executive leadership and technological innovation in the LTL industry.

“We are very proud to again be named Carrier of the Year by NASSTRAC, as it reflects our commitment to providing premium service for our customers and to help them keep promises,” said David Congdon, Old Dominion’s President and CEO. “Old Dominion is especially gratified that the award is given by its peers.”

Read more at www.odfl.com

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