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AIR CARGO Fret-Free Freight RELIABLE AIR FREIGHT SERVICES TO AND FROM HONOLULU AND LOS ANGELES ARE NECESSARY TO HELP BOTH ECONOMIES GROW. > PA C I F I C A I R C A R G O BY J A M I E M O RG A N // Pacific Air Cargo has been providing air freight Though the economy has lagged, services between California and Hawaii for more than 12 years. CEO Beti Ward of Pacific Air Cargo (PAC) explains that her company’s success has come from servicing a real industry need. After working in the air cargo business for eight years, Ward launched her own company in 1989, American International Corp., to serve a niche market. “I hadn’t been involved in the business for long when the need to service shippers in Hawaii became obvious,” says Ward, who has served on the board of Airforwarders Association. “Being far removed from what could be considered reliable transportation – particularly when it comes to perishable items – the need for professional and dependable shipping services to the Pacific was clear.” After 11 years as a profitable business owner, she sold American International Corp., only to be called out of retirement by former clients when the company went bankrupt under its new ownership. In between Los Angeles and Honolulu, in- ices six of the state’s airports. Ward says 2000, she launched PAC, which has offices cluding service to Pago Pago and Ameri- her companies’ services have become in California and Honolulu, and today pro- can Samoa using Boeing 747 freighters. even more crucial now that passenger air- The company transports everyday lines have significantly reduced or elimi- vides exclusive express air cargo service items such as clothing and perishables but nated freight airplanes from their fleets. -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] also handles what Ward calls the good, bad Pacific Air Cargo and the ugly – such as bulky, heavy and go on a passenger plane but they can go oddly shaped equipment for the military. on freight planes, and that’s been good for Headquarters: Los Angeles She also owns Aloha Contract Service, a us,” Ward says. “Passengers are more into Services: Air freight services ground cargo-handling company with an convenience than comfort and big air- -------------------------------------------------------------- office on each Hawaiian island that serv- planes use a lot of fuel so passenger air- 94 TLIMAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2013 “There is a long list of items that can’t http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013
Hurricane Sandy
Intermodal Rail
Near Shoring
Steel Bridges
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
TDS Transport
Aspen Equipment Co.
Consumers Energy
Mountain Valley Express Co. Inc.
Supreme Group
Miller Felpax Corp.
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.
TNT Sales
Usher Transport Inc.
Triad Transport Inc.
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Fusion Logistics
GulfMark Energy Inc.
Mode Transportation
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Trailways Inc.
Time Logistics Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Sears Holding Corp.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
J&P Hall Express
Pacific Air Cargo
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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013