FREIGHT

AJC Logistics Announces New AJC Freight Solutions Brand

AJC Logistics | January 13, 2022

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AJC Logistics proudly announces its new global brand, AJC Freight Solutions. It consolidates all domestic freight and international shipping services to streamline operations, improve customer service, simplify processes, and provide a singular focus for transportation and logistics customers. AJC Freight Solutions provides trucking services across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Internationally, the new brand provides full ocean shipping services to and from the U.S. via more than 60 global ports.

While the AJC Freight Solutions brand is new, its operational capacity is not. It has a 50-year legacy of innovative logistics expertise stemming from the parent company of AJC Logistics, the AJC Group, which was founded in 1972 and is a multi-billion-dollar company supplying food to more than 130 countries across the globe.

AJC Freight Solutions is led by Chris Swartz, Vice President of the AJC Group and Managing Director, AJC Logistics; Randolph Page, General Manager, USEC Jones Act and NVOCC; and Dave Wire, General Manager, Trucking. Together this management team brings more than 95 years of collective industry experience. Long-term team members and existing relationships with shippers and carriers will continue to solve logistics and transportation issues for AJC Freight Solutions customers.

This is a significant evolution for our company. Internally, our transportation and logistics professionals will be better able to focus on delivering creative and innovative supply chain solutions to our customers. And our customers will benefit from our combined relationships and pricing power across the U.S. and around the world."

Chris Swartz

Trucking services include expertise in refrigerated and dry van freight, drayage and intermodal, expedited freight, flatbed transportation, and drop trailer logistics.

International shippers are able to use AJC Freight Solutions experience and global relationships to handle everything from booking cargo to and from the U.S. via global ports, extensive brokerage services and specific expertise in Latin America.

In addition to AJC Freight Solutions, other brands within AJC Logistics include Eagle Logistics Systems providing freight to and from Puerto Rico via a state-of-the-art warehouse in Jacksonville, FL. And on the USWC, SeaWide Express handles freight of all kinds to and from Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

Spotlight

After Germany, Great Britain and France, Italy and Spain are the 4th and 5th largest logistics markets in Europe. In 2016, Italy’s logistics revenues topped EUR 91bn, and Spain surpassed EUR 72bn. Portugal, which is roughly a quarter the size of Spain by population, recorded logistics revenues exceeding EUR 10bn. These strong figures contrast with the slowdown being seen across Northern and Central 2. Logistics Drivers The principle driver for logistics revenue growth is and remains e-commerce, with CBRE predicting growth levels in both Spain and Italy to be around 75% higher by 2022 than they were in 2016. The giant internet retailer Amazon, for example, has seven logistics centres in Spain, centred around Madrid and Barcelona, and will open an eighth in Toledo in Autumn 2018.1 In Italy, the company has three distribution centres, a development centre, a customer service centre and eight storage sites.2 By comparison, Amazon has 11 logistics centres in Germany and five in France. At Aquila Capital, we see these countries providing excellent opportunities for investing in logistics centres and projects. ‘Hot Spots’ for logistics hubs in Southern Europe Source: https://www.prologis.com/logistics-industry-research/customer-growth-strategies-europes-most-desirable-logistics-locations Europe

Spotlight

After Germany, Great Britain and France, Italy and Spain are the 4th and 5th largest logistics markets in Europe. In 2016, Italy’s logistics revenues topped EUR 91bn, and Spain surpassed EUR 72bn. Portugal, which is roughly a quarter the size of Spain by population, recorded logistics revenues exceeding EUR 10bn. These strong figures contrast with the slowdown being seen across Northern and Central 2. Logistics Drivers The principle driver for logistics revenue growth is and remains e-commerce, with CBRE predicting growth levels in both Spain and Italy to be around 75% higher by 2022 than they were in 2016. The giant internet retailer Amazon, for example, has seven logistics centres in Spain, centred around Madrid and Barcelona, and will open an eighth in Toledo in Autumn 2018.1 In Italy, the company has three distribution centres, a development centre, a customer service centre and eight storage sites.2 By comparison, Amazon has 11 logistics centres in Germany and five in France. At Aquila Capital, we see these countries providing excellent opportunities for investing in logistics centres and projects. ‘Hot Spots’ for logistics hubs in Southern Europe Source: https://www.prologis.com/logistics-industry-research/customer-growth-strategies-europes-most-desirable-logistics-locations Europe

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