Founders of Access America Transport Launch Steam Logistics
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee--(September 18, 2013)--The entrepreneurs behind
Specializing in international air and ocean shipping, Steam Logistics is the latest brainchild of Tennessee-based entrepreneurs Ted Alling, Barry Large and Allan Davis, who started Access America Transport right after college.
“For years we have remained focused on building Access America and taking pride in doing everything within our power to satisfy our customers,” CEO Alling said. “As a result, the clamoring got louder from many of our customers who wanted the same level of service to fulfill their international shipping needs. That is where Steam came in.”
After an extensive international search, Alling and his partners recruited longtime transportation executive Brad Kemp to lead Steam Logistics as Chief Operating Officer. Kemp previously held a top management position with a leading global logistics company.
“We have an opportunity to do something very special in international logistics based on the credibility of our founders and their proven track record,” Kemp said. “After seeing the level of commitment to our customers, which enabled Access America to scale aggressively, I know Steam is bound for success. We are going to replicate the Access America model and apply it internationally.”
Steam’s diverse network throughout the international shipping community will ensure reputable and responsible transport for all ports across the globe. Access America Transport and Steam are primed to be major driving forces in logistics, serving their customers with complete air and ocean freight services.
Along with Access America Transport, Steam Logistics is headquartered in the tech hub of the south in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Steam Logistics is a member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America and is a Transportation Security Administration approved Indirect Air Carrier.
Kemp expects Steam to bring approximately 50 jobs to the Chattanooga area within the next five years.
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