August 11, 2000 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Landstar Logistics, Inc., is now licensed as a Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and is offering full container load export service from the United States to ports around the world.
As a neutral NVOCC, Landstar Logistics will provide one-stop sourcing and freight consolidation services for its customers whose export businesses are international in scope. "This is a natural progression of our current service offerings," said Landstar Logistics President Jim Hertwig. "It enables us to provide a full range of transportation solutions through a single source and will prove indispensable to our small shipment exporters." In contracting for space with regular steamship lines in sufficient volume, Landstar Logistics will arrange discounts over normal published tariffs, reducing freight charges to customers.
Landstar Logistic' NVOCC services include competitive rates, cargo tracking, warehousing and consolidation, cross docking, and multiple weekly sailings to ports worldwide.
Landstar Logistics, Inc. is a premier logistics services company, operating through a nationwide network of independent agents. Landstar Logistics provides full brokerage, intermodal and logistics services, analyzing customers' needs and offering cost-effective distribution solutions, including transportation management, on-site single sourcing, multimodal distribution and safe, dedicated fleet operations.
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar's carrier group, comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group, comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., delivers excellence in expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9002 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.