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The directory below highlights various types of logistics service providers with website links and related content describing their scope of professional services and capabilities.  We will disclose active working relationships as shown in the table for Location Consultants.

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The presence or absence of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of logistics service providers.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives and their advisors who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach them or their websites quickly.  Services of a more regional or local nature may be listed separately among the directories of regional contacts, particularly if they work closely with local area representatives.

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Relocation of production processes

Rigging services, moving equipment, set up - see also Project Management

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AK Industrial Contractors - turnkey manufacturing facility relocation specialists, including experience moving nearly 150 plants within the US and between the US and Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia and and China; support from planning, viability, and cost analysis through physical relocation and installation of equipment

Burkhalter Rigging, Inc. - transport of heavy equipment from port to site, such as for power plants, refineries, automotive OEM's.  Examples would include generators, heavy presses, injection molding machines, and very large or very heavy equipment which may require unique capabilities to move.  


The Bigge Group - Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. - Shaughnessy & Co.   (510)638-8100
Taft Contracting Company - Chicago based, offices in SC and CA, plant relocations for the food processing, chemical, automotive, steel and other manufacturing industries   (800)626-7456
Commercial Plant Relocators Inc., based in Anderson, SC - industrial relocation and new machinery installation for US and international projects Donna Jewett (800)776-1277 x28
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) - association with directory of members and official publication, Lift and Transport

Lift Equipment and CraneWorks - industry publication    
Relocation Connections Inc. - CA based company specialized in moving offices, including the IT infrastructure and other details - not personnel moves    
Global supply chain / logistics consulting services      
Newmark Knight Frank - NKF Consulting

NKF Consulting description

Jeff Estep - Atlanta

Bob Hess - Chicago



Third Party Logistics (3PL) services      
BAX Global   602-458-6200
Cat Logistics (Caterpillar) - global third party logistics, outsourcing, such as for parts distribution similar to their own global distribution requirements  or    
Deringer logistics     
Exel Logistics - UK based global supply chain management firm    
Federal Express - FedEx    
HLX - Hub Group, Inc.    
J.B. Hunt    
Kintetsu World Express    
Longistics - specialists in the healthcare industry, FTZ's in North Carolina Research Triangle 919-281-2500 Matthew Nolan
Roadway Express    
Schneider Logistics    
TNT - global express, logistics, and mail    
UPS - United Parcel Service    
United Shipping    
USF Worldwide - US Freightways    
World Courier    
Rail services - see also directory of ports, railroads, and airports      
Burlington Northern Santa Fe - serves 28 western states from Chicago west.  See system map and services into Mexico Vann Cunningham (817)867-6336
CSX Transportation    
Kansas City Southern Railway  - serves the central US as a NAFTA corridor with connections into Mexico, Canada (CN), and the western US (BNSF)    
Norfolk Southern - serves eastern US (22 states plus Ontario), including major ports -  network map Larry Collingwood 404-529-1591
Union Pacific - map of US routes Steven McLaws (402) 271-4215
CN (Canadian National railway)    
Canadian Pacific Railway - see their system map and service alliance with Union Pacific    
Ocean freight carriers and services- see also directory of ports, railroads, and airports      
APL (American President Lines), APL Logistics    
OOCL - China    
COSCO North America    
NYK Line    
"K" Line America, Inc.    
Seaboard Marine - Central America, South America, Caribbean    
Columbus Line - South America    
CSAV  - South America shipping    
Mediterranean Shipping Company - South American service    
Intermarine Inc. - shipping to northern South America    
Zim Container Service, Inter Americas Service    
Crowley Liner Service    
Crowley American Transport    
Airlines : air cargo services - see also directory of ports, railroads, and airports      
Air Canada Cargo    
American Airlines Cargo    
Ameristar Air Cargo (non scheduled air cargo fleet)    
British Airways World Cargo    
Cargolux Airlines International S.A.    
Emirates SkyCargo    
Federal Express      
Finnair Cargo    
Hawaiian Air Cargo    
Nippon Express USA Inc.    
Polar Air - services include US to China      
Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo    
United Cargo (United Airlines)    
United Parcel Service (UPS)      
Insurance and other trade services      
AIG Insurance    
EULER ACI - credit insurance    
NCM Group - credit insurance    
Intercargo Insurance Co.    
iLink Global    
Publishers - logistics and supply chain or logistics-related events      
Supply & Demand Chain Executive (Cygnus) formerly iSource Business - "Intelligence for the sourcing, procurement, operations and demand management leader"    
Food Logistics magazine (Cygnus Business Media)    
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies -  (Keller International Publishing LLC)    
Supply Chain Management Review    
Integrated Solutions for Supply Chain Management    
Distribution/Computer Expo - Logistics IT show    
Regional logistics information - China   - see also China regional contacts directory      
Hong Kong government - logistics promotion for China

Hong Kong Trade Development Council - lists of many services

directory listings

Associations and research resources - see also other Associations and Research sources      
CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - formerly CLM Council of Logistics Management - professional association - renamed in January 2005  former site

Global Institute of Logistics - advocacy for third party logistics (3PL) service providers and global outsourcing of the logistics process; reports profile leading regional 3PL's with case studies   (212)672-1846
Ken Ackerman's Warehousing Forum - advisory services in warehousing and logistics, also publishes books and newsletter on supply chain management issues    
Warehousing Education and Research Council - WERC    
International Warehouse Logistics Association    
Leonard's Guide - Air Cargo Directory   (626)574-1800
Association for High Tech Distribution    
TIACA - The International Air Cargo Association    
Association of American Port Authorities    
American Motor Carriers Directory    
The Official Railroad Guide    
list of airport landing sites by state    
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