Able Freight Services

5340 W 104th Street
Los Angeles,  CA  90045
United States
310-568-8883
http://www.ablefreight.com
  • Booth: 1427

Able Freight Services, Inc is a leading logistics provider for the global air transportation of temperature-critical perishables.  Its team of professionals – multi-cultural and speaking ten languages -- utilize the latest technologies to maintain cold chain integrity around the world. Certifications for TSA screening and food safety are maintained, and Able holds numerous food safety certificates.  Expertise for USDA, TSA and other agency-required documentation is provided during all shipping phases.

Able understands perishables.  In fact, Able exports over 600,000 tons of perishables each year, enough to fill 600 Boeing 747s!

Able is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Kona, Honolulu, Guadalajara and Mexico City; and agents in Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, New York and Miami.


 Press Releases

  • Contact:  Brendan Akamu

    (310) 568-8883

    bakamu@ablefreight.com

    Able Freight Services, Inc.

    Booth #1427 - PMA

    LOS ANGELES, Calif (September 5, 2018) --   Able Freight continues to focus on utilizing technology to deliver exceptional services for its customers, which ensures the company is strategically positioned for future growth and disrupting the industry.

    The key areas of focus include: creating an innovative culture throughout the company; roll-out of its DataHub shipment tracking portal, implementation of commodity-based shelf-life formulas for global clients; piloting a blockchain to DataHub as related to Internet of Things (temperature trackers) and remaining days of shelf-life in real-time along the way.  Continued integration of e Airway Bills (eAWB) with airlines; and new mobile Quality Check (QC) tools for better freshness grading and quality reports. 

    Orlando Wong, Able Freight Services’ executive vice president, notes that Able remains committed to embracing new technology to provide its customers with industry-leading service and operations, “Able Freight Services leads the industry in adapting relevant technology for use in the perishable freight forwarding industry, as the market demands more and more high performance and precision among its players.”

    To that end, Wong championed the company to become one of the first to create a Technology and Innovation Department within a perishable freight forwarding company.  According to Wong, “Able’s leadership in the transportation and logistics industry is because of the company’s focus upon real-time data visibility, atomization and predictive systems.”

    He sees an even greater technological focus over the next five years.  Such focus has created a culture of innovation within the company and gives all employees a sense of community for its new technology vision.

    One of Able’s recent projects from its technology department is its new customer portal called ‘Data Hub.’  A web and mobile-based system which provides real time data pertaining to any shipment a customer has going through Able Freight Services. The ‘Data Hub’ provides one-stop, real-time visibility of all the related documents (Airway Bills, Bills of Lading, Invoices, Quality Checks, Proof of Delivery), of the customer’s shipments and allows for proactive resolutions and communications. 

    Another application of technology involves Able’s “Freshport” initiative, piloting a cutting-edge blockchain enhancement to its DataHub for temperature measurements deploying commodity-based shelf-life formulas for its global clients.

    The company is also leading the way for electronic airway bill (eAWB) integration allowing optimized efficiencies, real-time status updates and going paperless with airlines. In fact, Able was #1 at LAX for implementation during May and June 2018. 

    Recently, Able also introduced a new mobile Quality Control tool which resulted in improved reporting of the product’s quality as received in real-time.

    Wong looks forward to the tremendous improvements that technology is affording the shipping industry.  “If the industry does not effectively adapt the opportunities in technology, then the risk of obsolescence becomes very real, very fast,” notes Wong.

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    About Able Freight Services, Inc.  Based in Los Angeles, Calif., is the global expert in importing and exporting perishable commodities from the United States to destinations worldwide.  The company creates competitive advantages for customers by offering innovative solutions and access to proprietary technology. Many of the world’s most recognized brands trust Able Freight with their shipments.  Able Freight Services’ 26+ years in the perishable cold-chain transportation industry along with hundreds of years of collective employee experience means customers benefit from industry-leading knowledge and responsiveness. www.ablefreight.com

  • Contact:  Brendan Akamu

    (310) 568-8883

    bakamu@ablefreight.com

    Able Freight Services, Inc.

    Booth #1427 - PMA

    LOS ANGELES, California (September 10, 2018) --  Pioneering the use of commercial and independently certified explosive detection canines in a cargo screening role, Able Freight has entered into a five-year agreement with The Cargo Screening K9 Alliance®, LLC (CSK9) to support its cargo operations at four West Coast U.S. locations. 

    It is anticipated that the exclusive partnership will begin in early November 2018 to coincide with full implementation of the Transportation Services Administration’s Third Party K9-Cargo (3PK9-C) initiative.

    “The introduction of 3PK9-C certified CSK9 teams as our primary screening method will allow Able Freight to shorten cargo processing times, increase cargo throughput, and lower our screening and freight handling costs,” explains Grant Urata, Able’s Compliance Director.  “By leveraging the efficiencies of this program, we expect it will help to increase our revenues and maximize profits, while providing a more efficient process for our clients.”

    Paul Hammond, CSK9 President, noted that the implementation of third party K9 screening is going to “to massively change the industry for the better.”

    “We are proud of the alliance we have built across the country to offer full national coverage to our clients,” said Hammond.

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    About Able Freight Services, Inc.  Based in Los Angeles, Calif., is the global expert in importing and exporting perishable commodities from the United States to destinations worldwide.  The company creates competitive advantages for customers by offering innovative solutions and access to proprietary technology. Many of the world’s most recognized brands trust Able Freight with their shipments.  Able Freight Services’ 26+ years in the perishable cold-chain transportation industry along with hundreds of years of collective employee experience means customers benefit from industry-leading knowledge and responsiveness. www.ablefreight.com

    About Cargo Screening K9 Alliance®, LLC .   CSK9 is a limited liability company under the umbrella of ITC Capital Partners. CSK9 was formed to bring together the industry’s leading canine service providers. The core Alliance canine partners consisting of: Vapor Wake K9 (VWK9), Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK), Southern Coast K9 (SCK9), and K9 Employment LLC, are strategically disbursed across four regional hubs - North East, South East, South Central, and West. These four hubs provide national coverage, with regionally positioned management and operational capacity to facilitate efficient and expedited start-ups and maintain quality services and ensure consistency in delivery. http://cargoscreeningk9.com


 Additional Info

Languages Spoken In Booth
Chinese/Cantonese, Chinese/Mandarin, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Exports To:
Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe/CIS, Europe, Mexico/South & Central America, Middle East, North America excluding Mexico, Oceana/South Pacific

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