Sri Lanka-based forwarding and logistics specialist, EFL has launched an exclusive weekly charter to Pittsburgh, US through service provider Qatar Airways Cargo.
The charter is part of what the logistics company says is “continuous efforts on developing innovative solutions for global brands”.
The inaugural shipment was moved on a Qatar Airways B777 freighter from Doha (DOH) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). “This latest solution showcases our expertise in designing fit-for-purpose air freight solutions offering customers a total transit time of 72 hours to get cargo from Asia and move it out the same day to regional distribution centres and retail stores in the US.
“Our solutions offers global brands the option of consolidating their cargo from multiple sourcing markets, leverage on just-in-time inventory models and optimise the supply chain,” the company says.
Founded in 1982, EFL grew rapidly to become one of the largest freight forwarding and logistics companies in the Indian Subcontinent region. The ability to deliver flexible and customised solutions consistently over the years has been one of the key points that has led to the growth and expansion of the brand, the company says. Widely known as ‘Expo’, the company underwent a rebranding exercise in 2012 and established itself as EFL.
EFL is a member of Expolanka PLC based in Sri Lanka, and now part of the larger SG Holdings Group, a leading logistics group from Japan. SG Holdings includes 24 locally-incorporated subsidiaries in 14 countries outside Japan including China, Vietnam and Singapore.
Currently present in 18 countries, EFL works from 60+ offices around the world with over 2,300+ staff. Expansions in Africa, Middle East and the US have pushed the company’s reach further across the globe.
EFL covers key verticals including: Fashion, FMCG, pharma and electronics.