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ABF in South America Expansion

ABF Global Supply Chain Services adds Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay ocean services.

ABF Global Supply Chain Services announced it is providing a single contact for full-container-load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container-load (LCL) supply chain solutions to six South American countries. In addition to ABF Global’s previously announced coverage in Europe and Asia, ocean transport services are available in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.

“With an established presence in Europe, China, India and Southeast Asia countries, South America is a natural extension of our global coverage,” said Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, ABF GSCS division vice president. “ABF Global now covers nearly 90 percent of the total ocean international market to and from the United States. Our goal is to reach 96 percent of the total import/export market, which we anticipate achieving before the end of 2013.”

ABF controls dedicated space on ships providing frequent service from and to all major worldwide ports, the company said. As a result, the company offers single-contact, expedited LCL/LTL solutions for customers who have international manufacturing centers or suppliers.

“Long-term planning is enhanced by advanced scheduling for consolidation and departures. Features and benefits include in-transit, virtual warehousing. Dynamic rerouting capabilities enable on-the-water inventory allocation and order fulfillment directly from the container to the end-user or multiple delivery locations,” said Martinez-Tomatis.
 


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