ABF Global Supply Chain Services Expands to Include Europe and Turkey

    ABF Global Supply Chain Services Expands to Include Europe and Turkey

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 30, 2012

FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Continuing its strategic
expansion abroad, ABF Global Supply Chain Services (ABF GSCS) is now serving
Europe and Turkey with ocean transport, providing a single contact for
full-container-load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container-load (LCL) supply
chain solutions. Previously, ABF introduced ocean service for countries
throughout Asia, including India.

ABF GSCS now operates with offices in Turkey, Germany, United Kingdom, France,
Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Poland. It is
serving 15 ports in Europe with multiple weekly sailings to handle import and
export FCL shipments. Also, it is serving over 50 container freight stations
and pre-carriage points of pickup and delivery with multiple sailings per week
for LCL shipments.

"Since we launched ocean services in 2006, global customers have
enthusiastically embraced the seamless combination of our domestic
Dual-System^® Network with top-tier NVOCC (non vessel operating common
carrier) shipping. Customers are choosing ABF for reliable global shipping
solutions with unparalleled control and visibility," said Jim Keenan, ABF
senior vice president of sales and marketing.

"With this new expansion and our existing presence in China, India and
Southeast Asia countries, ABF GSCS covers over 80 percent of the total ocean
import market to the United States," added Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, ABF GSCS
division vice president. "Global customers experience truly seamless service
from end-to-end. Best of all, customers benefit from one customer service
contact trained to assist with end-to-end documentation services, seamless
visibility via abf.com, and single-source pricing and invoicing."

As the principal subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), ABF
operates as a global provider of customizable supply chain solutions. ABF
enhances supply chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by
focusing on specific logistics needs and customizing innovative solutions. The
company's resource-rich infrastructure includes an innovative Dual-System^®
Network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of logistics
services extends from the manufacturer's floor to time-definite and/or
white-glove final delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point
of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Contact: Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations

Website: abf.com         Telephone: (479) 785-8913
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SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.

Website: http://www.abf.com
 
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