Swan & Hercules Global Logistics will deliver seamless solutions that improve the procurement and transportation of products from Asia.
Mountain View, CA and Hong Kong, China (Vocus) February 4, 2010
As one of the Top 100 logistics and end-to-end supply chain providers in China and the largest transportation company in southern China, Hercules Logistics & Forwarding complements Swan’s fulfillment and logistics expertise with Asian-based distribution infrastructure and operational excellence. The joint venture will operate as Swan & Hercules Global Logistics Co., Ltd., with its operational base in Shenzhen, China.
“Swan & Hercules Global Logistics will deliver seamless solutions that improve the procurement and transportation of products from Asia,” says John Boultier, President and CEO of Swan Logistics and President and CEO of Swan & Hercules Global Logistics. “The benefits gained from our store-ready delivery and distribution center ready delivery solutions go beyond Landed Cost to significant reductions in Total Delivered Cost. Customers are finding this distribution strategy to be of particular value for promotional, seasonal and bundled products.”
This combination brings to the market a strong asset-based logistics service provider with a proven track record, not only in traditional transportation services, but also in a host of value-add logistics services including warehousing management and infrastructure, distribution management, customs declaration, supplier management, shipment consolidation and ocean and air freight forwarding.
Further, the venture helps Swan fully attain its goal of providing a market fulfillment solution that takes time and cost out of the supply chain for Asian sourced products. Using web-based management tools for full end-to-end visibility – combined with store- ready delivery service (SRD) and/or a distribution center-ready delivery service (DCRD) for select clients – Swan & Hercules Global Logistics Co., Ltd will deliver unprecedented supply chain efficiencies previously available only to mega-shippers.
About Swan Logistics
Swan Logistics (China) Ltd. offers a full range of supply chain services that reduce costs and increase profit potential. Our unique value proposition is found in our ability to manage orders and consolidate origin freight in China through to store-ready shipments delivered to customer DC’s in North America. We bundle and integrate comprehensive services with innovative solutions to meet each client’s unique requirements. Swan Logistics manages the supply chain process worldwide as a lead logistics provider, reducing cycle time and variability while increasing reliability, visibility and control. http://www.swanlogistics.com
About Hercules Logistics
Hercules Logistics and Forwarding Ltd. was established in 1997 in Shenzhen, China, and is a fully licensed business that is recognized as one of the most reputable and dynamic integrated logistics companies in China. Hercules Logistics maintains an additional office in Shanghai and employs over 1,200 staff members with experience in the logistics field, providing services such as: Transportation services, logistics and routing consultation services, documentation services, agency services, packing services and storage services. Hercules Logistics and Forwarding aims to provide competitive pricing and prompt, efficient service.
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