AIT Worldwide Logistics seeds grower connections with Produce Blue Book membership

Published on: Jun 08, 2021

AIT seeds grower connections with Produce Blue Book membership

Blue Book Services listing underscores AIT’s standing as global partner for produce growers, exporters

ITASCA, Ill. (June 8, 2021) – Global supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics recently joined Blue Book Services’ Produce Blue Book, an association that seeks to connect and inform member businesses from across the fresh food industry, including growers and service suppliers.

AIT’s Produce Blue Book membership, which began in April 2021, gives growers shipping within the United States, as well as around the world, a fast, reliable way to review and connect to AIT’s trusted cold-chain network.

“In AIT’s long, successful history in the food logistics sector, Produce Blue Book membership was a clear next step,” said AIT Vice President Strategic Accounts, Michael Rothacher. “We see this as an investment in relationship building—a skill at the core of our mission to earn our customers’ trust—and a simple way for growers to connect with a provider who will help them meet their clients’ needs for fast, fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables.”

Since 1901, Blue Book Services has been the leading provider of credit and marketing information for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. The organization serves suppliers, buyers, brokers, and transporters by providing current financial data and marketing opportunities on produce and transportation companies across the world.

“What customers prefer about working with AIT is our personal attention to their unique needs, our flexibility to adapt quickly to marketplace shifts, and our obsessive focus on quality,” said AIT Food Logistics Sales Director, Steve Taylor. “And, in addition to what [customers] would expect from a food logistics provider—our temperature-controlled facilities and decades of experience in the produce trade—at AIT, thanks to our 85-plus locations in Asia, Europe and North America, we can also offer them easy access to lanes and markets around the world.”

In addition to the company’s Produce Blue Book membership, AIT is a member of the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the International Refrigerated Transportation Association arm of the Global Cold Chain Alliance.

AIT’s food logistics experts provide robust, innovative cold-chain shipping solutions for temperature-sensitive fresh, refrigerated, and frozen foods. AIT’s temperature-controlled services include packing, insulating, kitting, warehousing, and shipping that is optimized for brand protection by preserving cargo integrity and eliminating product loss.

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