Cargo Connection signs deal with AIT
Inwood, N.Y.-based Cargo Connection Logistics said it has signed a second deal for use of a facility in the Chicago area.
Cargo Connection said it has signed an agreement to assist in the Hub Operations for the domestic ground network of AIT Worldwide Logistics., one of the top 25 freight forwarders in the United States.
AIT Worldwide Logistics will utilize Cargo Connection Logistics’ Bensenville, Ill. facility to handle its weekend hub/sort operation in Chicago.
At that facility, Cargo Connection Logistics will handle up to 44 trucks on a weekly basis and provide AIT with the service they require on a weekly basis to handle 26 different destinations through AIT’s dedicated network of transportation.
AIT, which is based in Wood Dale, Ill., employs more than 780 people and has operations worldwide. Dave Buss, AIT’s vice president of field operations, said the deal would “help us build a stronger consolidation program for both the short and long term.”
Scott Goodman, chief operating officer of Cargo Connection Logistics Holding, said the company should begin providing services to AIT within the next four weeks. Earlier this week Cargo Connection signed a deal to provide Rexam PLC with logistics out of the same facility.