As OCEANAIR begins to celebrate its thirty-fifth year of business, the company shows no signs of slowing down. With the year ending, OCEANAIR stayed diligent in providing solutions for its clients and interacting with the local trade community.
Marco Oliveira, Managing Director of Pharmaceuticals by OCEANAIR, and Rob Sorrentino recently returned from a visit to Australia. Rob and Marco made the trip via Emirates Airlines, an OCEANAIR airline partner, to set up and strengthen the top of a client’s supply chain. In this case, time-definite supplied goods are required to complete a manufacturing process in several countries for the end product. So, there is no room for a gap in this client’s supply chain. In addition to OCEANAIR’s expertise in providing logistics, the company offered an EDI solution to manage and track the data.
While most freight firms begin to feel a slowdown in business after meeting peak season orders for back-to-school, holiday items, and Black Friday, the peak shipping season Perishables by OCEANAIR is just beginning. Annually, the Perishables team handles over 30 million pounds of lobsters a year, along with other, other seafood like dogfish and squid. The holiday shipping period is one of the busiest times of the year for this division, and except for Christmas Day, pushes the team into operating on a 24-hour schedule through New Year’s Day.
OCEANAIR remained active with local trade community events. OCEANAIR supported a good cause at the Air Cargo Club of New England during its annual holiday party and gift drive for Toys for Tots. Each year the organization has a holiday toy drive, and the holiday party not only brings the trade community together for a celebration but proceeds from the event also go towards supporting the Toys for Tots program.
OCEANAIR also attended the Export Expo hosted by Massachusetts Export Center, which provided a forum for exporters to connect with the available export resources in Massachusetts. Attendees learned about issues impacting their day-to-day export operations, attended workshops, and the keynote speaker for the event was Richard Ashooh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration.