Mobile, Ala.-based ASF Logistics has expanded into the Australian market, opening an operation in Melbourne and affiliate offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and Sydney.
Stephen Chard, ASF's president, said the company has been involved in the Australian market for a long time, so the move into Australia just made sense. Chard will oversee Australian operations - which will include customs clearance, storage, warehousing, delivery and more - from Mobile. Day-to-day operations will be run out of Savannah, Ga.
“We are pleased to be establishing our own office in Australia and expect this expansion to further consolidate our position as the premier provider of container and break bulk shipments to Australia and New Zealand," he said in a statement. "Our Savannah office in particular specializes in the movement of watercraft, wheeled vehicles and machinery which represents a large proportion of our business portfolio with Australia. This expansion will consolidate our position and result in growth within both the domestic and international segments.'' - Jon Ross