ICAT Logistics Outlines Future Plans for EU Service

With the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) pending Congressional approval, many U.S. 3PLs are already getting ready for more business on The Continent.

By ·

With the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) pending Congressional approval, many U.S. 3PLs are already getting ready for more business on The Continent.

“We opened ICAT UK in October 2013,” says Ann Bruno
Vice President of International Operations, ICAT Logistics
Elkridge, Md. “ICAT UK is located in, London, Bristol and Kent.  We have agency relationships in every other European country, in particular some of those lesser known such as Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.”

She says ICAT’s European expansion plans depend largely on the development of shipper needs:

“Current projections show that we will be looking to bring on an office in Germany or Italy, but this could change. We will ultimately choose a country that allows us to establish a footprint in an area where our client’s need us to have direct presence on the ground.”

ICAT handles freight ranging from non-hazardous pesticides to museum catalog items, using a workforce fluent in foreign languages and familiar with regional demand.

There are several other potential opportunities that come with onboarding overseas offices,” says Bruno.

“The branding opportunities are obvious,” she says, “and many U.S. shippers would prefer to work with a 3PL they are already familiar with.”


About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Lead your organization through the driver shortage and over-the-road regulations.
Potential transportation disruptions are looming as increased over-the-road regulations are set to go into effect in 2017. Experts believe these regulations will further impact the already challenged driver pool as well as reduce driver productivity.
Download Today!
From the January 2017 Issue
Following LM tradition, we start off the New Year with our annual “Rate Outlook” cover story and subsequent Webcast
Moore on Pricing: The other TMS functional options
2017 Rate Outlook: Where are freight transportation rates headed?
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
2017 Rate Outlook: Where are freight transportation rates headed?
Join our panel of top oil and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2017 Rate Outlook: Will the pieces fall into place?
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as...
Logistics Management’s Top Logistics News Stories 2016
From mergers and acquisitions to regulation changes, Logistics Management has compiled the most...

Making the TMS Decision: Ariens Finds Just the Right Fit
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL)...
Motor Carrier Regulations Update: Caught in a Trap
The fed is hitting truckers with a barrage of costly regulations in an era of scant profits....