Last year, we opened our first international station in Amsterdam, and promised that there would be more to come. True to that promise, this month we have officially opened our first Canadian station, in Toronto.
Because of its status as the U.S.’s largest trading partner, Canada has been extremely important for us over the years. We will continue to work with Concord Transportation, our Canadian partner — but having our own physical location in the Toronto will allow us to provide more hands-on customer service to our customers shipping into and out of the region. Additionally, because Toronto is one of the largest import/export hubs in North America, we’ll be opening up additional options to our U.S. customers who would benefit from exporting their shipments via this city.
We’ve tapped Andy Harris, who has over twenty years of experience in the freight forwarding industry, to manage the station. Heading up customer service/operations is JoAnne Stoddart, a new addition to the Pilot team, whose strong background in international shipping will be a great asset. More staff will be added in the coming weeks to support Andy and JoAnne.
Congratulations to everyone involved in getting the Toronto station off the ground!
LIMA, Pa.—February 27, 2011—Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today that it has opened a station in Toronto, its first in Canada. The new location will handle shipments into and out of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, working in conjunction with the company’s Canadian partner, Concord Transportation.
This new location is the second full-service station for Pilot outside of the U.S., following the announcement of its first European station in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company has continued to grow at a fast pace over the last two years, closing out a record-breaking year in 2011 and opening new locations, with more expected in 2012.
“As we looked to continue expanding our international footprint, Toronto was a natural choice,” said Gordon Branov, executive vice president of business development for Pilot Freight Services. “Canada is currently the United States’ largest trading partner, and Toronto is one of the largest import/export markets in North America. Positioning ourselves in this major transportation hub gives us the opportunity to provide more hands-on customer service to our customers in Canada, and expanded options for international export from Toronto to all of our North American customers.”
The Toronto station offers a full suite of transportation and logistics services, including air, ocean, ground and logistics capabilities, and will be managed by Andy Harris, a twenty-year veteran of the international freight forwarding industry. The station is located at 96 Disco Road, Etobicoke, ON M9W OA3 CANADA.
ABOUT PILOT FREIGHT SERVICES
Pilot Freight Services, Inc. is a full-service transportation and logistics provider with over 75 locations throughout North America and recently opened stations in Amsterdam and Toronto. The company’s freight forwarding services encompasses every mode of transportation, including air, ground and ocean, serving all corners of the globe. Pilot’s logistics programs offer a complete line of expedited and time-definite services, international shipping solutions, product warehousing and inventory management. In addition, Pilot’s online shipment navigator, CoPilot, makes online shipping fast, convenient and secure. Learn more about Pilot Freight Services at www.PilotDelivers.com.