TITLE

Global Link offering FLEX container service

AUTHOR(S)
Russell, Thomas
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;10/1/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the launch of the Furniture Less than Container Express (FLEX) service by Global Link Logistics in Atlanta, Georgia. The service allows furniture importers to place orders as small as 300 cubic feet. It also helps companies to reduce inventory levels and the landed costs of goods shipped from Asia. Instead of using importers' warehouses, the FLEX uses warehouses of the less-than-truckload shipping located close to port facilities.
ACCESSION #
26965952

 

Related Articles

  • Facts On Freight -- What Determines LTL: Discount Percentages. Centa, Harry // Production Machining;Dec2007, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p20 

    The article discusses the factors to be considered to get the best deal on freight using a Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping. LTL is the most cost-effective for shipments between 250 and 7,500 pounds. Negotiating discounts off of base rates can help reduce transportation costs. Reliability,...

  • Shifting Into Logistics. Carey, Bill // Traffic World;4/17/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 16, p25 

    The article focuses on the need for less-than-truckload shipping carriers to move beyond classic transportation services and become bigger players in logistics in the United States according to Michael S. Bare, chief executive officer of Shevell Group. Shevell Group is the parent of New England...

  • Shippers and carriers need to get smart on LTL costs. Moore, Peter // Logistics Management;Aug2013, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p24 

    The article urges shippers and carriers to get smart on less than truckload (LTL) costs. It cites fresh ideas emerging in the LTL pricing market, including the increased use of density pricing. It contends that the negotiation of contracts for shippers and carriers involves balancing each of the...

  • Make LTL Pay as Part of a Multi-Modal Strategy. Blanchard, Dave // Material Handling & Logistics;Jan2014, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p24 

    The article focuses on the need for shipping companies to find available capacity on national and regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers in moving their domestic freight to reduce transportation costs. California-based third-party logistics provider (3PL) Technicolor Global Logistics vice...

  • Too much capacity chasing shrinking freight volumes in LTL markets. Goodwill, Dan // Canadian Transportation & Logistics;Apr2009, Vol. 112 Issue 4, p38 

    The article focuses on the business condition of carriers, particularly the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector, in the midst of the economic downturn in the U.S. According to the article, the sector is fully affected with he turmoil. Its shipment throughout the area requires an asset-heavy...

  • Cargo Airline Opens LTL Hub.  // Traffic World;2/20/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 8, p28 

    The article reports on Kitty Hawk Cargo Inc.'s regional less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping hub in Atlanta, Georgia. This hub will provide scheduled time-definite and LTL ground freight transportation. And the new hub is co-located with parent company Kitty Hawk's overnight and second-morning air...

  • Old Dominion Opens Service Centers.  // Traffic World;2/20/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 8, p28 

    The article reports on the opening of less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.'s service centers in Ocala, Florida, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Beaumont, Texas.

  • Exploring the Future of U.S. LTL Motor Carrier Pricing. HANNA, JOE B. // World Trade: WT100;Oct2011, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p20 

    Information on the topics discussed at a roundtable related to less-than-truckload (LTL) industry in the U.S. is presented. Tim Manning, vice president at C.H. Robinson, shares that there is a difficulty in automating the process of density pricing and transitioning shippers who used the...

  • LTL Records.  // Traffic World;6/5/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 23, p8 

    The article reports on the financial performance of less-than-truckload (LTL) market in the U.S. LTL shipments increased to 131.1 million from 128.3 million in 200, off the 145.4 million record of 2000. Revenue in 2005 hit 22.8 billion dollars, nearly 2 billion dollars ahead of 2004. Tonnage of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics