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November 2014

AIT Worldwide Logistics Unveils Company Tagline — our people deliver.℠

Born from the creative thinking of an AIT co-worker, the new slogan expresses the core of the company's business and culture in a succinct, memorable phrase.

September 2014

AIT Worldwide Logistics Celebrates 35 Years in Business

The company's accelerating growth trend is grounded by a history of financial stability.

August 2014

AIT Worldwide Logistics Honored with Ninth Quest for Quality Award

Logistics Management magazine recognizes AIT's exceptional performance in air freight.

July 2014

AIT Worldwide Logistics Earns Accreditation from Better Business Bureau

Proven dedication to the BBB Code of Business Practices and an existing A+ rating with the nonprofit organization were key factors contributing to AIT's accreditation.


New AIT Branding Rolls Out Across the Global Network

A new look is emerging at AIT facilities and on AIT trucks as part of a global branding update that is sweeping the company in 2014.

June 2014

UPDATE: West Coast Labor Negotiations

Port business continuing as usual while industry awaits news from ILWU/PMA talks. AIT proactively offers contingency plans to hedge against possible labor disruptions.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wilson Lee Introduced as AIT Worldwide Logistics' Top Executive in Asia

The experienced transportation management professional takes charge of Asian operations on June 16.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Welcomes New Vice President Bill Fallon

Building on a career characterized by two decades of exceptional results, the accomplished supply chain manager will oversee AIT's thriving Global Accounts and Government divisions.


Alert: Updated ISF Enforcement Strategy Announced by CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued an update to their strategy for Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) enforcement. To avoid freight being held or liquidated damages (i.e. - CBP-levied penalties), AIT recommends that our U.S. customers who import goods by sea confirm that ISF data is being supplied and filed for all applicable shipments in a timely manner.


AIT-St. Petersburg Assists with 9-11 Museum Opening

Branch Owner Gail Gilchrist and her team at AIT-St. Petersburg played an important role in securing New York City's National September 11 Memorial Museum by shipping two state-of-the-art screeners for their customer.

May 2014

Alert: Martial Law Declared in Thailand

As reported by multiple news sources, Thailand's military declared martial law on Tuesday, May 20. The Thai army has communicated that the action is not a coup, but rather is intended to, "...maintain peace, order and public safety for all groups and all parties."

April 2014

Vaughn Moore Shares 2014 Industry Outlook with APICS

AIT's President and CEO returned for the fourth year in a row to offer his unique perspective on the transportation industry to a local chapter of The Association for Operations Management.

January 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Industry Veteran Greg Weigel Joins AIT Worldwide Logistics

The new Vice President of Global Operations leverages decades of leadership and logistics expertise to help advance the continuing growth of AIT's global footprint.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Reports Unprecedented Growth and Success

New high-water marks established for annual revenue and global expansion while the company remains fully committed to hands-on community service.


2013 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
December 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Shenzhen Facility Enhances AIT Service in Asia

AIT Worldwide Logistics' expansion in Asia continues with the opening of the company's new office in Shenzhen, China. In a city that has rapidly become a bustling hub of transportation activity, the new AIT location will efficiently meet increasing customer demand.


Vaughn Moore Interviewed for Air Cargo World's Feature Focus

The magazine's December 2013/January 2014 issue highlights Moore as one of "the industry's best" executives in an article exploring the state of the air cargo business.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Adds New St. Petersburg, Florida Office

A new office that opened on Monday, December 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida is the most recent North American facility to join AIT Worldwide Logistics' ever-expanding global network.

October 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Escalating Global Expansion Brings AIT Worldwide Logistics to Ningbo

AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce the opening of its new facility in Ningbo, China with operations commencing on Monday, October 14. The office joins several newly launched AIT facilities in North America and Europe as the accelerating growth of the global transportation management provider's network continues.


AIT on the Cover of Forward Magazine's Fall 2013 Issue

AIT Worldwide Logistics has graced the cover of Forward magazine, a widely circulated industry trade publication. The accompanying feature length article presents AIT as an organization that has remained centered thanks to its core values, even as it has become a global powerhouse that continues to expand across North America, Europe and Asia.

August 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Wins Quest for Quality Award for the Eighth Time

The company's collection of accolades expands with a new commendation from Logistics Management magazine recognizing AIT's exceptional performance as a 3PL services provider.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens European Flagship in Amsterdam

Continuing the dramatic acceleration of its global expansion strategy, AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce the establishment of the company's European flagship office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. On August 8, 2013, the 43rd AIT location joins an existing roster of facilities in Asia and North America, extending the vast worldwide network that is now anchored on every continent in the northern hemisphere.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Expands to Open Canadian Office in Toronto

With today's (August 6, 2013) opening of the company's newest international office in Toronto, Ontario, global expansion continues to be the defining theme for AIT Worldwide Logistics.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics' New Houston Location Opens

Today (August 5, 2013), AIT Worldwide Logistics opens its new facility in Houston, Texas, further strengthening the company's global network and solidifying a renewed presence in a city known worldwide as an oil and energy center.

July 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Omaha, Nebraska Location Bolsters AIT's Global Network

The newest location in AIT Worldwide Logistics' rapidly expanding global network opens today (July 29, 2013) in Omaha, Nebraska. The locally owned and operated facility is AIT's 41st office and serves one of the top 10 largest cities in the midwestern United States.


Alert: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Expires on July 31

In the absence of Congressional action (now considered unlikely), preferential treatment of eligible merchandise under GSP will expire on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Eligible merchandise entered or withdrawn for consumption after that date will be dutiable at the column 1 rate.


Alert: Trans-Pacific Eastbound Sea Cargo Pricing

As of July 1, 2013, member carriers of the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are adamantly clinging to a previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) in spite of economic realities that dictate otherwise. However, AIT Worldwide Logistics' buying power and preferred relationships with the ocean lines means we are able to provide a financial cushion for our customers and continue delivering rates that are at or below market level.


Alert: Full ISF Enforcement Begins Tuesday, July 9

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their intention to begin full Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) enforcement as of Tuesday, July 9, 2013. To avoid liquidated damages (i.e. – CBP-levied penalties), AIT recommends that our U.S. customers who import goods by sea from outside the country confirm that ISF data is being supplied and filed for all applicable shipments.

 June 2013

Monstrous Tree Felling Vehicle Delivered Faster Than You Can Say Timber

Last month, AIT-Minneapolis handled an unusual delivery for one of their customers. The cargo was loaded onto a 'ro-ro' (roll-on/roll-off) ship specially designed to transport wheeled vehicles on the high seas.

May 2013

Vaughn Moore Provides Insight for Feature Publication

Vaughn Moore, President and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics, is featured in this month's issue of Air Cargo World magazine, providing his expert opinion about keys to success in the freight forwarding industry.

April 2013

Alert: EU Air Cargo Security Regulations Take Effect Monday, April 29

AIT recommends that our customers initiate a discussion with their EU vendors who utilize air service to the United States. This conversation should focus on determining which party will cover the fees associated with new mandatory cargo screening for shippers who have not been certified as Known Consignors (KC).


Update: Trans-Pacific Eastbound Sea Cargo Pricing Negotiations

Although member carriers of the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for 2013-14, AIT is confident these will not be the final numbers. Despite the announcement, contracts are far from settled and we expect negotiations to continue well into May.

March 2013

AIT-Las Vegas  Independent Contractor Lends Leadership, Know-How to Export Growth Program

AIT-Las Vegas Independent Contractor John Agustin continued to strengthen AIT’s reputation in the southern Nevada market by sharing his international shipping expertise as part of the ExporTech program sponsored by Nevada Industry Excellence.


Vaughn Moore Delivers Annual Outlook at Industry Group Gathering

Vaughn Moore, President and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics, recently presented his 2013 transportation industry outlook to members from two local chapters of The Associations for Operations Management (APICS) for the third time in as many years.

 February 2013

AIT Locations Band Together to Deliver Life-Saving Medication

Sometimes the smallest shipments are the most crucial and a rapid delivery means the difference between life and death.



2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
November 2012

Imminent Global Expansion Spurs AIT Hong Kong Office Relocation

Upgraded facility centrally situated and sized to accommodate increased staff and expanded operations.


Savvy Supply Chain Strategy

VISION 2013: Thought Leadership Strategies for
Industry Growth

AIT's President and CEO, Vaughn Moore is featured in a Special Advertising Section of Crain's Chicago Business.

October 2012

Another Successful October in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

AIT-ORD's annual Making Cents of Cancer Knockout Event proved to be another great success, raising thousands of dollars for The American Cancer Society along with the traditional Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.


Lufthansa Presents AIT with Customer Award

AIT Worldwide Logistics was recently honored with Lufthansa Cargo's Customer Quality Award for 2012.

August 2012

AIT Clinches Quest for Quality Gold Medal

AIT Worldwide Logistics has been proudly reacknowledged as a global freight forwarding leader with Logistics Management magazine's annual award.

June 2012

AIT Worldwide Logistics obtains agreement for Government shipping around the world

AIT has entered into a three-year Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) partnership


AIT Worldwide Logistics opens Las Vegas station

New locally owned and operated station in Las Vegas, NV opens its doors

May 2012

AIT Worldwide Logistics Announces Management Buyout

Board of Directors Created; Company Poised for Bold Future Growth

April 2012

Vaughn Moore Presents 2012 Transportation Outlook

At a joint gathering of the Association for Operations Management, AIT's president offered his overview of the industry.

March 2012

AIT Worldwide Logistics Unveils New JFK Office

Facility Merges Regional Global Service Center with Local Sales and Operations

February 2012

East Coast Ports Prepare for Megaships

Ports across the eastern seaboard make preparations as the Panama Canal expansion project nears completion.


Miami Gateway Celebrates Record Year

With 1.2 million kilograms of freight transported in 2011, Miami Gateway doubles the previous year's total.

January 2012

AIT Worldwide Logistics launches retail logistics division

AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce the launch of its retail logistics division.



2011 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
December 2011

AIT Launches LTL Service Solution

As a new flexible and economical choice, LTL further enhances AIT's diverse offering of services to meet customers' needs


AIT Hosts First Annual Latin America Conference

AIT's Miami Gateway station hosted a collaborative gathering of partners from more than 15 Latin American nations

November 2011

Chicago Tribune Names AIT One of Top 100 Workplaces

AIT has been named to the Chicago Tribune's second annual list of the Top 100 Workplaces in Chicago

October 2011

AIT Makes Strides to Deliver More Birthdays in Fight Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, Oct. 16, AIT celebrated its 12th year of sponsorship support in the fight against breast cancer.

September 2011

AIT Miami Moves Into Larger Gateway and Operations Facility

The new facility serves as a key transshipment point for AIT's expanding business to and from Latin America.


AIT launches company Facebook page

Keep yourself up to date on AIT's latest news, events and service developments. Become a fan today!

August 2011

Home Deliveries: Changing Consumer Habits Lead to New Fleet Services

AIT is interviewed in the August 1 edition of Transport Topics


AIT Launches New LCL China Import Service to Chicago

AIT announces reliable and consistent weekly LCL service ex China to Chicago


AIT enhances domestic terms and conditions

To review the newly published document, please visit the Terms & Conditions section.


AIT Miami Gateway introduces new weekly LCL service to Latin America

AIT's new LCL consolidation service sails from Miami to Chile and Peru

May 2011

AIT Worldwide Logistics launches new corporate website

AIT announces the launch of its new and improved corporate website


Illinois Manufacturers' Association Presents $29,000 Grant to AIT Worldwide Logistics

The IMA presents AIT with an Employee Training Investment Program (ETIP) grant

February 2011

AIT Bridges the Hemispheric Divide

AIT's San Juan station is profiled in Caribbean Business magazine


Vaughn Moore Provides Industry Outlook

AIT's president offers his annual 2011 outlook in the Journal of Commerce

January 2011

Barreling Down the Road to Recovery

AIT executive Aidan Oliver is interviewed in Air Cargo World


Miami gateway builds momentum throughout AIT network

AIT's Miami gateway plays a multi-faceted role in supporting its global network of offices and partners


2010 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
November 2010 AIT Worldwide Logistics opens Shanghai station
  AIT doubles its local presence in Asia.
November 2010 AIT Worldwide Logistics Introduces Fort Wayne Location
  The South Bend-based location of AIT has opened a second station in Indiana.
August 2010 AIT Worldwide Logistics wins Quest for Quality Award
  Logistics Management has named AIT a proud recipient of the 2010 Quest for Quality award
  AIT Expands Greenville Warehouse
  AIT-Greenville station’s relocation is spotlighted by GSA Business
  AIT: Adding and expanding to offer top-quality services
  AIT's San Juan station is profiled in the August 5 edition of Caribbean Business
July 2010 AIT Worldwide Logistics Announces Corporate Appointments
  The Journal of Commerce announces the promotions of Kim Smigiel, Jay Walick and Nikola Drasinover
  Mentoring's long reach
  Herb Cohan, senior vice president, is interviewed in an Inbound Logistics feature story on the impact of mentoring in today's logistics environment
June 2010 AIT Worldwide Logistics makes transportation donation to care package collection drive in support of the troops
  AIT Worldwide Logistics makes transportation donation
  AIT names Keith Tholan Vice President of Sales
  American Shipper announces Tholan’s promotion
  AIT Appoints Fennelly Vice President of Global Business Development
  The Journal of Commerce announces Fennelly’s promotion
May 2010 AIT appoints Vaughn Moore as President
  The Journal of Commerce announces Moore’s promotion to President
  AIT Greenville Opens Charlotte location
  AIT-Greenville’s recent expansion is spotlighted by GSA Business
April 2010 AIT Featured in SWC Case Study
  Having recently implemented SWC's custom technology framework for its home delivery service, AIT is featured in a case study chronicled on the company’s website
March 2010 AIT Introduces MyAIT
  AIT's integrated web-based solution is introduced in the Spring 2010 edition of Forward magazine
  AIT Introduces Home Delivery Service and Online Scheduling System
  AIT's home delivery service solution is introduced in the Spring 2010 issue of Forward Magazine
February 2010 The bleeding has stopped
  AIT is interviewed in an Air Cargo World feature story on the express trucking industry
January 2010 Ready or not, here it comes
  Paul Codere, corporate Customs brokerage manager, featured in Smart Business Magazine


2009 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
December 2009 Supply Chain Responsibility
  Vaughn Moore, vice president of sales and marketing, featured in Smart Business Magazine
Smooth Sailing Ahead
  Logistics Management profile spotlights AIT's 10+2 compliance capabilities
November 2009 Chill Out
  Steve Taylor, Perishable Station Manager, featured in Smart Business Magazine
October 2009 The Final Mile
  Ray Fennelly, Director of Business Development, featured in Smart Business Magazine
October 2009 AIT Worldwide Logistics Celebrates Sponsorship Support of American Cancer Society
  Forward Magazine spotlights the 10-year anniversary of AIT's fight against breast cancer
August 2009 Cargo and Quality
  Aidan Oliver, Director of Field Operations, featured in Smart Business Magazine
July 2009 View from the top
  Sheri Wozniak, Director of Accounting Services, featured in Logistics Management
July 2009 Information and Inventory
  Bill Reichman, Vice President of Information Systems, featured in Smart Business Magazine
June 2009 Breaking Barriers
  Sheri Wozniak, Director of Accounting Services, featured in Smart Business Magazine
May 2009 AIT Introduces Collaborative International Services
  AIT Announces European Distribution, Ocean-Air and LCL Ocean Express Services
May 2009 Delivering Data
  Ray Fennelly, Director of Business Development, Featured in Smart Business Magazine
April 2009 Hard Choices for Tough Times
  AIT Executives Interviewed in the American Journal of Transportation
April 2009 Navigating Customs
  Paul Codere, Corporate Customs Brokerage Manager, Featured in Smart Business Magazine
April 2009 VPN Delivers the Goods
  AIT Featured in Communications News
March 2009 Creative Cargo
  Ron House, Chicago station director, featured in Smart Business Magazine
February 2009 You Got Served
  Jim Couch, customer service manager, featured in Smart Business Magazine
January 2009 AIT Worldwide Logistics - Hong Kong
  AIT celebrates opening of AIT Worldwide Logistics - Hong Kong....
January 2009 Freight and Finance
  Joe Kayser, vice president of finance, featured in Smart Business Magazine