Global Link Starts Managing Own
A MAJOR provider of import logistics
services to the north American home furnishings market, Global
Link Logistics, has begun managing its own shipments at origin
from Asia to North America under the brand of its parent
company, Golden Gate Logistics.
"This is a key milestone for Global Link as
it will allow us to considerably expand our services at
origin, greatly improve supply chain visibility off our
dedicated, end-to-end IT platform, and significantly control
our costs and service to our customers," said Gary Meyer,
president of Global Link Logistics.
"We have been preparing for the conversion
to our own offices under the Golden Gate Logistics brand for
some time, and we're delighted to have full staffing and a
complete end-to-end IT solution in place today," said
Christine Callahan, COO, Global Link Logistics.
A company statement said Golden Gate has
flagship offices in Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong,
and full coverage throughout China. Indonesia, Vietnam,
Thailand, Malaysia (Armada has been appointed the exclusive
agent for Malaysia) and other origin points are being handled
by the southeast Asia network of agents with full visibility
and direct access into the Global Link system.
"We have assembled an experienced origin
team that I have worked with for many years," said Antonio
Leung, senior vice president of Golden Gate Logistics, who is
heading up Golden Gate's strategy and operations in Asia.
The statement said Global Link also
recently introduced a new transpacific express service called
FLEX, an acronym for Furniture Less than container Express.
Designed specifically for home furnishings shipments from Asia
to North America, FLEX helps reduce landed costs and
inventories for North American importers while providing
complete supply chain visibility and event management."
As Publish By: Asian Shipper on 30 July