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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.

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A distribution where we do not store the goods we receive; instead, we prepare them immediately for the next shipment. It is based on a process where products are consolidated, and orders are broken down.

Spotlight

A distribution where we do not store the goods we receive; instead, we prepare them immediately for the next shipment. It is based on a process where products are consolidated, and orders are broken down.

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