DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – Aqua Gulf Transport, the leading provider of supply chain transportation solutions to and from the US and Puerto Rico, and Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport, one of the world’s leading operators of intermodal tanks dedicated to food-grade products, announce an alliance to deliver solutions that provide specialized temperature controlled ISO tank capabilities for the Puerto Rico and Caribbean bulk liquid industries.
The alliance will combine Aqua Gulf’s logistics and shipping network with Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport’s State-of-the art fleet of refrigerated and super insulated ISO tanks. Together, the customers of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean will be provided with the most modern equipment available for transporting bulk liquid commodities that benefit from temperature control from loading facility to final destination. Combining Aqua Gulf Transport’s well established logistics network and market presence with Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport’s expertise with worldwide Food-grade Bulk shipping, customers will take advantage of the most innovative tank technology and competitive logistics solutions.
“It is a clear example of a cooperation that brings about improved synergies and capabilities, making the whole greater than the parts”, according to Bahman Sadeghi, Managing Member, Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport.
“Ocean ISO tank shipping is a multi-billion dollar industry and we’ll deliver tremendous efficiencies and remove costs for all stakeholders through the use of modern energy efficient high technology equipment within our established customer base and logistics networks,” Sergio Sandrin, President of Aqua Gulf Transport.
“We look forward to expanding from Food-grade based products into other bulk liquid products moving in these regions.”
Mr. Sadeghi added; “From the beginning it was clear that our cultures and values in terms of customer service were closely aligned and we could create a winning logistics team for our customers in the Caribbean market.”
Most current ISO tank providers do not have the capability to cool or heat the product in order to maintain a constant temperature from end to end. This new alliance will operate the largest fleet of refrigerated ISO tanks in the world and is also the leader of Aseptic technology in tanks.
About Aqua Gulf Transport – Aqua Gulf Transport is the largest provider of logistics and transportation services to Puerto Rico, with an expanding network of destinations in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic. As an NVOCC, services include Logistics contract management, Refrigerated and dry Full container/Less than container ocean transportation, freight consolidation and de-consolidation, Freight Forwarding, and Customs House Brokerage. Combined with it’s sister company Aqua Gulf Xpress, with a fleet of trucks and warehouse facilities operating along the U.S. east coast, the company can deliver Door to Door solutions. Aqua Gulf was founded in 1966 and is based in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The company has locations in Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, New Orleans, Newark, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Visit www.aquagulf.com
About Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport – Based in Palmetto, Florida, Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport operates a privately owned and modern fleet of 24,000 liter capacity food-grade only ISO tanks for Global bulk liquid shipping demands. In addition to the largest fleet of Aseptic and Temperature Controlled tanks in the world, HITT has also invested in a large fleet of tank chassis for over the road transportation within the US and abroad. HITT was founded in 2002 and has full customer service and operations support with offices located in Irvine, CA and Palmetto, FL where they also operate a JPA approved food grade tank wash and private tank/chassis depot. Visit www.aseptrans.com; Visit www.hawaiitank.com.