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Illinois logistics firm folds, files Chapter 7

Lions Logistics 1 reported 96% drop in revenue in 2020

A small Illinois logistics firm, Lions Logistics 1, filed Chapter 7, reporting a 96% drop in revenue from previous year. Photo: Shutterstock

An Illinois logistics firm that specialized in perishable foods and other time-sensitive loads has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Lions Logistics Inc., doing business as Lions Logistics 1, filed its petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Tuesday.

In its filing, Lions Logistics 1 lists assets of up to $50,000 and liabilities of between $100,000 and $500,000. The shuttered logistics company states that it has up to 49 creditors. The company maintains that no funds will be available for unsecured creditors once it pays administrative fees.

The petition lists Khaled Nabout as president of the logistics firm, which was headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Dakota Financial, which has a lien on the company’s 2015 Volvo VNL780, is listed as the only secured creditor in the filing. Dakota has also filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Lions, along with another company, Corona Fruits and Veggies Inc., which is also suing the logistics company over a lost load of perishable freight, costing it nearly $38,500. 

According to Lions Logistics’ financials, its gross revenues were $120,000 in 2020, a 96% drop from the company’s nearly $3 million in revenue it posted in 2019.

The company had one power unit and one driver, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration SAFER website. Its authority was revoked in March 2020.

Lions Logistics’ attorney, David Freydin of Skokie, Illinois, told FreightWaves that the COVID-19 pandemic and tariffs with China contributed to the logistics company shuttering operations.

A creditor’s meeting is scheduled for March 22.

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  1. Tcs53

    How is this news? This is a fly by night bottom feeder. Who cares? If you can’t make money in Elk Grove with a truck you’re not trying. Good riddance!

  2. Eddie Proverbs 16:9

    Poor management of this company.
    I have driving and transporting perishable food for over 22 years. As a I one driver with one truck I have grossed over $212,000.00 in 2020. As so far this year I am projected to gross almost $300,000.00 this year.
    You just missed manage your company.

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