Lima, Pa.—December 03, 2014—Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today that it will open stations in Mexico City, Mexico and Vancouver, Canada in the first quarter of 2015. The new locations will mark the company’s fourth and fifth international stations a significant expansion to Pilot’s international footprint. Both offices will open as full-service stations offering air, ocean, ground, import, export, logistics and home delivery services.
“We are constantly looking for ways to extend our support service offerings for our customers while at the same time expanding opportunities for growth and new business, especially internationally. That’s exactly what Mexico City and Vancouver will offer and why we are looking forward to opening these new stations,” said Gordon Branov, executive vice president of business development for Pilot Freight Services. “Both offices will help facilitate more business in and out of Canada and Mexico, and will allow Pilot to harbor new relationships as we continue to grow.
Pilot customers have asked, “When will you have something bigger and better in Mexico?” Pilot’s Mexico City location will answer that question while also allowing the company to capitalize on the country’s growth as a manufacturing hub. “Access to big decision makers, the low cost of implementation and development, as well as vendor capabilities for ground, air and ocean make Mexico City the most important location in Mexico for Pilot to have a presence. We plan to develop a national network there to support our U.S. stations,” said Branov.
Vancouver is a critical component in the I-5 corridor which runs up and down the West Coast of the U.S. into Canada. “Traffic between Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver is constantly growing and we plan to capitalize on that market,” continued Branov. Pilot Vancouver will provide more access to the Far East allowing for increased Asian import and export business, a differentiating factor from the company’s already established Toronto station. The Mexico City station will be managed by Alberto Ocha, a seventeen-year veteran of the international freight forwarding industry. The station will be located at Paseo de la Reforma 412, Piso 7, Suites 764, 766, 768, and 770 Colonia Juarez, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico DF 06600. The Vancouver station will be managed by Lygdel DeLeon, who came to Pilot with thirteen years of experience in transportation and logistics. The station will be located at unit 245, 21320 Gordon Way Richmond, BC V6W 1J8.