AIT Celebrates Opening of AIT Worldwide Logistics Hong Kong
by Christine Nicholson, corporate public relations coordinator
Recognizing the ever-growing demand-driven needs of its global customer base, AIT is proud to announce the January 8 grand opening of its flagship office in Asia: AIT-Worldwide Logistics – Hong Kong.
“While we have conducted business with the Asia forwarding community for years, the opening of AIT-Hong Kong is a groundbreaking global footprint symbolizing our commitment to customers in providing them with exceptional overseas logistics solutions,” said Dave Buss, vice president of field operations. “This marks only the beginning of a very successful international presence in Asia for AIT.”
Located on the 10th floor of the Hong Kong International Trade Center (HITEC) in the Kowloon Bay area, the AIT-HKG office will continue AIT’s commitments to worldwide coverage and dedicated customer service while providing multi-modal import and export solutions for all commodities and special project cargo in the Pacific Rim marketplace.
The AIT-HKG team, composed of industry veterans Melody Lee, general manager, Linda Leung, ocean operations supervisor, and Hercules Lau, air operations coordinator, hosted a variety of industry insiders, including ocean carriers, airlines, and co-loaders, at the open house event.
“We received a warm welcoming, both from the AIT network and my own business contacts and vendors in Asia,” said Melody Lee. “AIT is an organization characterized by mutual trust, patience, confidence, teamwork, support and honesty, and I am grateful and proud to be joining the AIT family.”
Kevin Krause, director of ocean services, and Ryan Lanterman, international accounting manager, traveled to Hong Kong to join the celebration and assist the AIT-HKG team in rolling out the “welcome mat” to local industry-leading agents, vendors, and primary air and ocean carriers.
According to Krause, recent announcements of a massive economic redevelopment plan in the areas surrounding the HITEC building will undoubtedly present further business opportunities for the AIT-HKG station.
“These developments will make AIT’s first overseas location ideal for existing and emerging businesses located in the Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay marketplace,” Krause explains.
Vaughn Moore, vice president of sales and marketing, points out that despite difficult global economic conditions currently being faced by the transportation and logistics industry, he feels both optimistic and humbled by AIT’s position of growth.
“The fact that AIT is in a position of expansion while others are cutting back on their sales and operations efforts is a true testament to our continued financial stability and vision for future overseas opportunities,” said Moore.
Corporate Public Relations Coordinator