Brentwood, Tenn. (February 17, 2010) – OHL’s Activair division was recently named air freight forwarder of the year by the British International Forwarder’s Association (BIFA). This prominent award was based on Activair’s successful global distribution of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol on behalf of customer Transworld Publishers, part of The Random House Group UK.
Four hundred thousand copies of the eagerly-anticipated book were delivered simultaneously across the world. Activair distributed sixty-five percent of the books by air freight to fifty global locations. This was accomplished with no shortage, incident or damage and with none of the books finding their way into the public domain prior to the release date.
“We were most impressed with Activair UK’s excellent project management skills in this prestigious and time critical project,” commented the judges at the awards ceremony. “It was their excellent communication, coordination, and attention to detail throughout the whole process which contributed into making this a great air freight success story.”
“I am very proud of our team for the successful launch of another best-seller and for the esteemed recognition from BIFA,” said Geoff Corpe, President of Activair. “We and our parent company, OHL, highly value service excellence and delighting our customers. This award recognizes the emphasis we place on both and I congratulate the team on a job very well done.”
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Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and import and export consulting services. With three business units—Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics and North America Transportation—OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.
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