June 24, 2020
E-Commerce and PPE charters power the way to record import totals for Southern California’s leading CFS and distribution company.
STG Logistics, the country’s largest provider of CFS extended services and warehouse outsourcing space solutions, recorded its largest air import month in the company’s history in May nearly tripling volume from February when the pandemic was sweeping across Asia and Europe driving factory closures and flight cancellations.
This figure comes in the fourth consecutive month of growth following the Chinese Lunar New Year shutdown and COVID related closures in China and surrounding Asian nations which then stretched into Europe and subsequently the United States.
“The volume of air freight moving through our Compton, California facility has exceeded our forecasts coming into 2020,” offers Dave Sosnowski, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We anticipated growth surrounding the e-Commerce sector and the general uptick in trade between Asia and the United States. What we didn’t account for was the number of flights of PPE that have been bringing in masks, gowns, gloves and other protective gear for front-line workers, businesses planning to re-open and consumers needing masks to move around outside their homes.”
May saw a record number of cargo aircraft and passenger aircraft charters arriving at Los Angeles International and Ontario airports primarily from Bangkok, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
“This throughput wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless work of all of our staff and managers in Compton,” said Joe Moreno, General Manager. “This increase of air freight, coupled with our CFS operations which are climbing back to normal levels have meant that we have been running seven days a week, nearly around the clock. That takes a great deal of coordination and people-power, and we’re grateful to everyone’s contributions to make it happen.”
STG Logistics had expanded its service offerings, even prior to the pandemic. The company, mostly known for handling of import and export ocean freight consolidated containers at their bonded facilities, expanded their air CFS services in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Portland and Seattle over the past couple of years. Services include, but not limited to, K9 screening of exports, barcoding and final mile delivery.