Janel Successfully Completes Submission to GSA for Qualified Government Contractor Status

Jan 15, 2010, 08:30 ET from Janel World Trade, Ltd.

JAMAICA, N.Y., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Janel World Trade, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: JLWT), a full-service global provider of integrated transportation, logistics and environmental services, reported that the company has submitted  its application to the General Services Administration (GSA) to become a qualified government contractor for logistics services,  customs clearance services, logistics consulting and supply chain technology.  The company utilized the services of ProGov Solutions and their digital certificate to submit the offer via the Federal Acquisitions Center E OFFER system.

The GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government and supplies federal purchasers with cost-effective high-quality products and services from commercial vendors like Janel.

"The U.S. government purchased approximately $1.8 billion in logistics classified services in 2008, and the size of the market continues to grow," said Paul McCreary, President of Janel's Special Projects Division. "Their needs include moving over-sized and non-standard cargo and require specific tracking of critical Department of Defense cargo, all of which fit exactly within our core business competencies."  

"We decided to contract with ProGov Solutions, an experienced partner in government contracting services, to insure all government requirements were covered and our GSA application received priority handling," said Vincent Iacopella, Janel's VP from the Janel Los Angeles operation. "ProGov not only handled our application process, but their unique technology services will help us find and qualify business opportunities from thousands of listings posted each day by the federal government.  Our focus right now is to increase our core logistics business, but in the future Janel can expand its offerings to project management projects as well."

"The GSA initiative is one of many steps we will be taking to grow our core business, and adds an important tool in our toolkit going forward," said James Jannello, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer.  

About ProGov Solutions, LLC

ProGov Solutions, LLC provides support services to firms who wish to obtain a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract vehicle to sell their products and/or services to the Government. We work with small to medium size companies as well as some of the largest firms on schedule. ProGov has a proven track record with GSA as well as with our clients.  

ProGov Solutions, LLC provides GSA Contract Consulting Services.  The ProGov focus is to provide support services to firms who wish to obtain a GSA schedule contract vehicle to sell their products and/or services to the Government. A GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract offers Government buyers the most convenient way to purchase commercial goods and services quickly without the expense of requesting proposals (RFP) and evaluating quotes (RFQ), short listing companies looking for the best price. In turn, this GSA schedule contract vehicle, allows companies to aggressively market and sell goods and services to ALL Government agencies directly, at will, with no cap, and at pre-negotiated pricing in most cases without BIDDING.  http://www.progovsolutions.com/

About Janel

Janel World Trade, Ltd. is a global provider of integrated logistics and environmental services, including domestic and international freight forwarding via multi-modal carriers, leading edge end to end supply chain technology, customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution, and other transportation-related services. With offices throughout the U.S. (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta), the Far East (Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen) and Central America (El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala) , the Company provides the comprehensive services and technology necessary to handle its customers' shipping needs throughout the world. Cargo can be transported via air, sea or land, and Janel's national network of locations can manage the shipment and/or receipt of cargo into or out of any location in the United States. Janel is registered as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary and licensed as a FMC Licensed Freight Forwarder by the Federal Maritime Commission.

Janel World Trade, Ltd.'s headquarters is located in Jamaica, New York, adjacent to the JFK International Airport, and its common stock is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "JLWT". Additional information on the Company is available on its website at http://www.janelgroup.net.

This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "intend," "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the Company's dependence upon conditions in the air, ocean and land-based freight forwarding industry, the size and resources of many competitors, the need for the Company to effectively integrate acquired businesses and to successfully deliver its primary services, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Form 8-K, Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filings. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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