ATA Freight reaches global markets
27/02/2019 - 10:39:00
ATA Freight’s main goal is to become among top 50 3PL companies by 2026, and all the employees are working really hard to achieve this goal.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, ATA Freight is a global logistics provider, specialized in innovative shipping management solutions. ATA Freight has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to one of the leading global providers of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. "We started with one office in New York and over the course of these years we have steadily expanded, opening locations throughout the USA, Turkey, India, China, Russia & Mexico with over 30 offices and more than 400 team members globally. ATA Freight is financially strong, stable, and independent. Our global logistics network, cutting-edge IT systems, in-house expertise and excellent customer service is proof of our dedication to be among market leaders," says Burcu Babalık, Global Network Manager.
When has Ata Freight stepped into the Far East market? With which services does the company serves for its customers in this market?
Far East has been one of our core market. We were having agency partners before in China. But in time, we have decided to establish our own offices to give better services to our customers. Early 2000s we established our own offices in Shanghai & Tianjin which gave us many advantages to widen our services at ATA Freight offices in Turkey, India, Mexico, the USA, Russia as well as Mexico. Currently, ATA Freight provides all services such as Sea Freight (FCL & LCL), Air Freight (Consolidation & Charters), Land Transportation, Railway, Multimodal Transport and Warehouse Management . We believe that we provide tailor made logistics services to our customers in terms of cost, transit time and service quality.
What advantages does the company's network, especially WCA membership, provide for its services?
We have a wide range of agency network in the Far East market. As ATA Freight, we are capable to give consolidation services via Colombo to Sub Indian Continent and via Port Kelang to all Far East destinations. Being a member of WCA Network, we are now seeing the advantages of this network of agents, that’s why we try our best to get the maximum benefits from this alliance.
How was the year 2018 for Ata Fright in terms of company's investments?
In 2018 we have established an office in Moscow, Russia which provides full logistics service as well as Industrial Projects services. ATA Freight Russia has already won several projects and has recently completed a Mining Project from Europe to Nerungri, Russia.
We have joined WCA alliance and expanded our global reach with new agency agreements. We are heavily investing in new Warehouses. We have expanded our existing warehouse in Pune, opened a temperature-controlled warehouse in Izmir Turkey and another brand-new warehouse in Izmir which will specialized for Farm machineries.
What are the company's goals for this year?
We consider 2019 as a consolidation year. We focus on consolidation services at every ATA Freight country and provide new routes among ATA Freight offices and additionally to our Agent network, by Air and Ocean. Every year is a new beginning for all of us, we want to take this opportunity to enlarge our network of agencies to a much more profitable level with the co-operations we are going to make newly with the really active partners in the regions/countries where we want to be strong. Forging ahead, ATA Freight’s key ambition is to become a top 50 3PL company by 2026, and its entire personnel is working tirelessly to make this a reality.