ABF Global Supply Chain Services Adds South America to Coverage Area

     ABF Global Supply Chain Services Adds South America to Coverage Area

PR Newswire

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 17, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Brazil, Chile, Argentina,
Colombia, Peru and Uruguay are now included in the expanding ocean transport
portfolio of ABF Global Supply Chain Services. ABF Global is providing a
single contact for full-container-load (FCL) and expedited
less-than-container-load (LCL) supply chain solutions. Ocean transport for
these South American countries is in addition to ABF Global's previously
announced coverage in Europe and Asia.

"With an established presence in Europe, China, India and Southeast Asia
countries, South America is a natural extension of our global coverage," said
Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, ABF GSCS division vice president. "ABF Global now
covers nearly 90 percent of the total ocean international market to and from
the United States. Our goal is to reach 96 percent of the total import/export
market, which we anticipate achieving before the end of 2013."

The provider's FCL transport solutions offer convenient and economical ocean
transport with end-to-end visibility. ABF controls dedicated space on ships
providing frequent service from and to all major worldwide ports. As a result,
the company offers single-contact, expedited LCL/LTL solutions for customers
who have international manufacturing centers or suppliers.

"Long-term planning is enhanced by advanced scheduling for consolidation and
departures. Features and benefits include in transit, virtual warehousing.
Dynamic rerouting capabilities enable on-the-water inventory allocation and
order fulfillment directly from the container to the end-user or multiple
delivery locations," said Martinez-Tomatis.

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

Website: http://abfglobal.com
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