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AmericasMart Introduces Transportation & Shipping Service

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AmericasMart® Atlanta has launched AmericasMart Logistics, an all-new Transportation and Warehousing service offering exhibitors door-to-dock product shipping, storage and delivery at guaranteed lowest prices. AmericasMart Logistics made its debut at the July 2008 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and Atlanta International Area Rug Market®, with full transportation and warehousing services offered to permanent exhibitors commencing July 11, 2008. Exhibitors are afforded the lowest possible pricing by controlling and managing every component of the shipping, storage and delivery chain, and through volume pricing secured with freight carrier Yellow Freight & Roadway (YRC) Transportation under contract to AmericasMart Logistics. With AmericasMart Logistics, AmericasMart exhibitors can now benefit from: - The first trade mart-owned and -operated freight transportation and warehousing service in the home/gift/area rug/apparel wholesale industry. - Complete trade show transportation services, including LTL; deferred air; Next Day; 2nd Day; 3rd Day; truck load; van line; flatbed; Hot Shot; local and international transfer. - Guaranteed all your freight for one rate pricing, with lowest trade show shipping/freight handling/storage charges available anywhere. - Fully integrated door-to-dock service delivered seamlessly under the AmericasMart brand. - Rate quotes seven days a week, 24 hours per day, plus 24-hour shipment tracking and tracing services. - Complete on-line transportation booking services through the secured AmericasMart Logistics Web site. - No accessorial charges at its Atlanta facilities and reduced accessorial charges at locations beyond Atlanta. The Logistics services line-up gives AmericasMart exhibitors an all-inclusive storage, transportation and handling service at costs below any other venues. Exhibitors may store freight between Markets in an AmericasMart Logistics-owned and operated warehouse, eliminating the financial and time-consuming burden of transporting material and product. Additionally, the Logistics program will have an impact on the "going green" movement with freight consolidation and cross-docking which will significantly reduce the in-town truck traffic and related challenges by moving shipment during non-peak hours. Ron Dent, president of AmericasMart Logistics, directs all AmericasMart Logistics operations in his capacity as the lead for the company’s Transportation / Warehousing for the main campus daily and tradeshow event operations. AmericasMart customers can immediately take advantage of this opportunity and can access more information at AmericasMart.com. On the site, customers can review a detailed overview of the services offered, request quotes, book shipments and receive automatic notifications of freight status. AmericasMart Atlanta is the largest wholesale marketplace of its kind in the world, and is a leading international market source for a wide variety of consumer goods. It hosts 17 wholesale markets and six Market Wednesdays that annually attract more than 548,000 attendees from every U.S. state and 80 countries. Retailers attending its markets identify AmericasMart as the gift/home furnishings/area rug wholesale marketplace most important to their business—as compared to all competing U.S. wholesale markets—in independent research conducted by Moore & Symons, Inc.

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