ABF Freight System Inc. said today it has added 12 countries in Asia and the Indian subcontinent to its trans-Pacific supply chain network that connects to the company's domestic less-than-truckload (LTL) operations.
Fort Smith, Ark.-based ABF said it has opened offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka. The company already has offices in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
ABF spokesman Russ Aikman said the move is part of the company's "aggressive growth strategy" for its global supply chain business.
The goal of the network is to deliver single-contact supply chain solutions for customers importing from Asian manufacturing centers, ABF said. The additions "support the daily activities that come with managing the flow of inventory and shipments from these overseas manufacturing areas to the port and on to its final destination in the United States," said Aikman.