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Greensboro, NC, United States, 2008/05/01 - Global Link Logistics, third party logistics provider, now provides FLEX in all major Asian furniture origins.
Global Link Logistics, the leading furniture freight forwarder from China to North America, has expanded FLEX, its trans-Pacific mixed- and less-than-container furniture importing service, to include the Shanghai region of China effective immediately. With the expansion to Shanghai, FLEX is now available from the three major Asian furniture origins: Ho Chi Minh City, Yantian and Shanghai.
Several furniture manufacturers, including Chromcraft-Revington, Lane Furniture, and Schnadig are already on board with the the Shanghai FLEX service.
“We are excited to participate and partner with Global Link Logistics in this new opportunity,” said Mike Gregory, vice president of dealer services and transportation for Lane. “Lane's new ‘Consolidated Container’ program will allow participating retailers, regardless of size, the ability to mix our most popular imported upholstery products, from multiple Asian factories on a single container, while offering significant cost savings.”
FLEX was created so manufacturers and dealers of all sizes could cost-effectively consolidate orders from any number of factories at origin and ship individual orders—as small as 300 cubic feet—directly to any destination in the contiguous U.S. and many Canadian points through a logistics network dedicated to furniture. FLEX offers furniture importers the cost advantages of a direct container program combined with the order size flexibility of a North American warehouse program.
“As the cost of fuel and transportation continues to increase, North America importers are looking for ways to gain a competitive advantage,” said John Williford, president of Global Link Logistics. “Global Link’s expansion of FLEX provides furniture importers with a transportation option in Shanghai that will give their companies that advantage.”
FLEX was also expanded in the Midwestern U.S. in November 2007. To learn more about Global Link’s FLEX and other services, please visit globallinklogistics.com/.
About Global Link Logistics
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.