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Jacobson sets up shop in Hong Kong

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
January 06, 2011

Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Jacobson Companies said this week it is expanding into Hong Kong with the launch of Jacobson Global Logistics Ltd. (JGL).

Jacobson officials said this will serve as the base for which it will expand its Asia-based logistics services. JGL will provide shippers with myriad international logistics services to and from the U.S. and within Asia, including ocean and air freight forwarding, PO management, procurement and consolidation, origin value-added services, customs brokerage, bonded warehousing, deconsolidation and DC bypass, trans-load and bonded hubs, as well as international multi-modal services.

JGL will leverage a “one-stop” services concept, with FCL (full-container-load), LCL (less-than-container load) and expedited services on a carrier-neutral basis. The spokesperson noted JGL will offer shippers value-added services at origin and destination, depending on customer requirements.

A Jacobson spokesperson told LM that the company’s decision was based on the fact that its current and future customer are looking for end to end supply chain services including Origin and P.O. management, adding that Jacobson had been looking to expand into this region for a year.

“With Jacobson’s strong capabilities in the United States, we see an opportunity to offer intercontinental services to and from Asia and Greater China,” said the spokesperson. “Asia and Greater China remain a vast opportunity for logistics service providers and is a significant source of trade for Jacobson’s Transpacific business and operations network.”

Prior to this expansion Jacobson maintained long-term relationships with agents in Asia and Greater China.

Jacobson’s 2011 plan for JGL is to have about 25 employees, including regional management and a president. The company declined to disclose a specific number of customers for JGL, stating it will announce customer wins only in agreement with related clients.

“The establishment of JGL as our Asia regional Headquarters is a remarkable milestone for Jacobson Companies,” says Brian Lutt Jacobson CEO and President, in a statement. “Asia and Greater China remain a vast opportunity for logistics service providers and is a significant source of trade for Jacobson’s Transpacific business and operations network.”

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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