Enhanced Web Services Aim to Aid Air Shippers

A strategic partnership lead by Pilot Air Freight (www.pilotair.com) is designed to provide shippers with the effectiveness of forwarding network as well as total cross-continent, real-time track and trace. The World Freight Alliance (www.worldfreightalliance.com) includes well-recognized independent freight companies in North and South America, Europe, Asia Africa and Australia. While maintaining their separate identities, Alliance members collectively serve more than 10,000 airports and locations throughout the world, including both developed and developing nations.

“As American businesses work to control costs, they have discovered that developing economies can produce goods and services more efficiently than ever imagined,” says Frank Perri, Pilot’s executive vice president, sales & marketing. “Ironically, however, the same markets that provide these efficiencies are also the most difficult to ship between. We believe the Alliance provides the best of both world’s as well as access to all key markets through best-of-class suppliers who have the requisite expertise and infrastructure in place to manage the needs of the most sophisticated corporations in the world.” BAX Global is beefing up its BAX Forwarder Network by launching of a web site (www.basfn.com) with online shipping tools for its freight forwarder, freight broker and international airline customers. The Forwarder Network is an airport-to-airport service within the continental U.S. and includes Premium Overnight, Overnight, Second Day and 3-5 day Ground. The Network includes a central air and ground hub at Toledo, Ohio, as well as six regional ground hubs: Atlanta, Newark, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

On the web site, forwarders and brokers can arrange booking, track shipments, get performance reporting and pay electronically.

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