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Global Link Logistics Expands FLEX Service To Midwest

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Global Link Logistics, a Golden Gate Logistics company and the leading Asia to U.S. freight forwarder specializing in furniture, flooring and sporting goods industries, announced that it has expanded FLEX, its trans-Pacific express service to cover markets in the Midwest region. New markets include Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. FLEX, an acronym for Furniture Less than container EXpress, was created to provide North American furniture retailers and importers with more cost-effective shipping options. FLEX allows retailers and importers to consolidate orders as small as 300 cubic feet from multiple factories within the Asian manufacturing region and ship direct to North American retailers. Small to mid-sized retailers and importers will especially benefit, the company says, from FLEX, which provides the cost benefits of a direct container shipment without the cash and inventory impact. This process shortens the supply chain and helps to increase inventory turns and cash flow while reducing landed cost. “We continue to expand FLEX in order to offer more manufacturers a cost-effective variety of options for delivery of product to their customers,” said John Williford, president of Global Link Logistics. “We are extremely excited about the expansion of FLEX into these key Midwest markets, and expect it will soon become a routine delivery option for many retailers, importers and manufacturers.” Like all Global Link’s services, FLEX increases product visibility and tracking at any given point in the shipping process. The company’s trademark Single Point Customer Service supports this and delivers additional features such as imaged proof-of-delivery documents and event status notifications in near-real-time for each checkpoint across the supply chain. In other company news, Global Link Logistics was recognized by Inc. Magazine in its 2007 ranking of the nation’s fastest growing privately held U.S. companies. Global Link Logistics continues to strengthen and build its business through a number of recent business developments, including the appointment of Christine Callahan as the new COO and Hessel Verhage as vice president of trade and operations. The change and expansion of leadership, along with a restructuring of Global Link’s carrier services, has solidified the company’s foundation and prepared it for continuing growth and success in the industry. Global Link, a Golden Gate Logistics company, is a top ten Asia to North America ocean freight forwarder as well as the leading furniture freight forwarder from China to the U.S. The flagship of Global Link’s success is its Single Point Customer Service. This direct contact and personalized service allows Global Link to support its customers’ goals of reduced landed cost, speed to market and enhanced supply chain tracking and visibility for optimum operational performance. More information about Global Link Logistics may be found at www.globallinklogistics.com.

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