BAX Forwarder Network Enhances Its Wholesale Airport-to-Airport Services With Online Shipping Tools

BAX Global's New Product Utilizes Domestic Air, Surface System to Offer

Guaranteed Service Within U.S.A to Freight Forwarders, Brokers and

International Airlines

Feb 09, 2004, 00:00 ET from BAX Global

    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, , offering online shipping tools to its
     The BAX Forwarder Network provides airport-to-airport service within the
 contiguous U.S.A. for freight forwarders, freight brokers and international
     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
     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
     "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 .