IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BAX Global has enhanced its BAX Forwarder Network, a new wholesale freight forwarding service, with the launch of a Web site, www.baxfn.com , offering online shipping tools to its customers. The BAX Forwarder Network provides airport-to-airport service within the contiguous U.S.A. for freight forwarders, freight brokers and international airlines. The web site enables forwarders to manage booking, shipment tracking, performance reporting and payment electronically. The online service allows shippers to access shipment tracking/tracing data 24 hours a day. Users can also review the Service Guide and delivery matrix to understand BAX Forwarder Network's service commitments. Interested freight forwarders and brokers can register online to use the web tools or call 1 866 SHIP 282, toll-free and speak with a representative on the BAX Forwarder Desk. The BAX Forwarder Network utilizes BAX Global's extensive integrated air and ground network to provide forwarders a time and cost competitive service with the same excellent on-time performance that BAX offers direct to customers. BAX Forwarder Network provides centralized control and management of all shipments. This ensures BAX's service commitments are met and that shipments arrive on time. The wholesale service uses BAX Global's six regional ground hubs and one central air hub to offer guaranteed transportation to 100 U.S. cities. The six regional ground hubs are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Newark, and Atlanta. The central air and ground hub is based in Toledo, Ohio. The BAX network has 600 dedicated daily routes, 123 satellite terminals and 1.3 billion pound annual capacity. BAX Forwarder Network offers four core airport-to-airport services: Premium Overnight, Overnight, Second Day, and Ground (3-5 days). Once accepted and booked by the BAX Forwarder Desk, shipments are guaranteed to move. "The BAX integrated network provides freight forwarders with one of the most reliable, time-definite, cost-effective wholesale airport-to-airport shipping services available," said Dennis Eittreim, president, BAX Global Americas region, based here. "We saw a need to offer a reliable, mode-neutral network to freight forwarders and international airlines as their customers are pressing for more services and support." Orion Air Cargo, a leading provider of North American overnight air cargo services, has signed an agreement to use the BAX Forwarder Network. "This new agreement more than doubles the number of U.S. cities receiving overnight service that we can now offer to our customers," stated Robert J. Masters, Vice President at Orion in explaining the importance of this decision. "We chose BAX as our carrier because the Toledo-hub integrator has the largest network of cities of any 'hard' freight airline," he continued. Masters noted that utilizing BAX gives Orion a genuine competitive edge. About BAX Global BAX Global, Irvine, Calif., is a US$2 billion supply chain management and transportation solutions company offering mode-neutral logistics management for business-to-business shippers through a global network of over 500 offices in 124 countries. In North America, BAX Global offers guaranteed and standard delivery to every major North American business community in addition to international distribution and customs compliance worldwide. A complete listing of BAX services and recent press releases is available on the Web at www.baxglobal.com .
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