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Lynden Air Cargo receives 14th consecutive AACA Safety Award

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

AACA_Safety_Award_-_Michelle_Fabry_LAC.jpgMichelle Fabry, Lynden Air Cargo’s Director of Safety, accepted the Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) Safety Award from Director John Duncan of the Federal Aviation Administration at the February award luncheon in Anchorage.  With the 2015 award, Lynden has received 14 consecutive safety awards which are presented to incident and accident-free carriers each year.

“We are very proud of our safety record,” Michelle says. “It all goes back to our employees and their dedication to safety in the operation of our aircraft, maintenance, cargo handling and following established procedures.”

Also in February, Lynden Air Cargo received news that it is the only carrier in the nation to receive approval of its Safety Management System Implementation Plan (SMSIP) on first submission to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Implementation Plan details how Lynden will meet the FAA’s regulatory requirements. “We’ve been working on SMS Implementation for over three years. At the time of submittal, we showed that our plan was 80 percent complete with full implementation scheduled for the end of 2016,” Michelle explains.

A team of department managers from operations, cargo services and maintenance worked together to develop the plan which included going through every FAA line item and detailing how Lynden would meet the requirement. According to Michelle, carriers who do not receive initial approval receive a visit from a team of FAA officials to help them finish the plan correctly. “This is a big deal for us. We have a great group here that got it right the first time.” Full implementation of the SMSIP is not required until 2018, so Lynden is not only ahead of schedule but setting the bar for other carriers.

Tags: Lynden, Lynden Air Cargo, Safety, Safety Award, Award

Lynden International sends classics across the pond

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Gas tank drained. Check. Battery cables tied back. Check. Original Bill of Sale and shipper photo ID. Check.

After 18 years at Lynden International and countless global shipments, International Agent Colleen Delaney knows what is needed to ship just about anything overseas. Automobiles have become her specialty over the past few years as she handles the safe ocean transport of vintage automobiles from the U.S. to the U.K. for London-based American Legends, LLC. “We don’t typically ship vehicles, due to the extensive paperwork and customs requirements, but we will handle this type of shipment for customers who approach us with these special requests,” she says. So far, Colleen has handled the transport of Corvettes, Mustangs, Ferraris, a 1965 Buick Riviera and she is preparing to ship over a Trans-Am from the Smokey and the Bandit film and a replica of the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger from the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard.

When it comes to loading and securing the valuable automobiles into containers Lynden turns to trusted partner SeaPac Transportation Services of Seattle. “We use SeaPac for all our ‘special needs and delicate handling’ FCL shipments,” Colleen says. President Paul Kimball was Lynden Transport’s Vice President of Administration in the 1970s and understands the Lynden brand of customer service and excellence. In addition to cars, engines and other specialty parts are palletized and shipped via ocean for the company. “SeaPac is the best of the beColleen__Jack_best_pic.jpgst in this area. We won’t partner with just any company – we require top notch service to keep our customers happy,” Colleen explains.

The export of vehicles requires an extensive amount of paperwork. The original title and Bill of Sale is required by customs to prevent stolen freight. Customs filing must also be presented 72 hours prior to the sailing of the vessel so that the vehicle is available for inspection by customs if they so choose. “Lynden International offers this premium service at reasonable prices compared to other forwarders,” Colleen says.

Most of the classics that Lynden ships for American Legends are headed to auctions in London or are sold to car collectors throughout Europe.

Tags: Lynden International, international shipping, Lynden, Lynden Transport

Lynden celebrates 10th anniversary of Pogo Mine and ongoing partnership

Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2016

This spring, Lynden Transport and Alaska West Express celebrated 10 years of doing business with the Pogo Gold Mine near Fairbanks. To commemorate both the mine’s anniversary and the ongoing business relationship, Fairbanks Sales Manager Ken Hall presented External Affairs Manager Lorna Shaw and General Manager Chris Kennedy wPogo_mine_-_Lynden_emp.jpgith a plaque at the mine headquarters office in Delta Junction.

Pogo Mine is one of Lynden’s largest customers in Fairbanks and the partnership goes way back – pre-dating this year’s 10th anniversary. Exploration at the Pogo Mine began in 1990 and gold deposits were discovered in 1994. During the mine construction in 2005 and 2006, Lynden companies were an integral part of the construction effort. Prior to completion of the all-season road, Alaska West Express Project Manager Steve Willford, Al Guettinger and a crew of drivers were based in a small office near Delta Junction to coordinate the movement of building materials and supplies over the winter ice road to the mine site. Alaska West employees worked long days receiving inbound freight and consolidating loads to be positioned at the Quartz Lake staging area. Each morning the staged loads would be dispatched to move via the ice road to the mine site. This allowed the mine to receive supplies to support construction until the all-season road was opened.

Today, Lynden Transport collects freight and consolidates loads at its Fairbanks Service Center for twice weekly delivery to the mine (see above). Alaska West Express handles the heavy hauls and Alaska Marine Lines also handles barge needs from time to time. “It’s soup to nuts,” Ken says of the freight. “Alaska West Express hauls fuel, cement and heavy hauls and we move tires and other cargo. We also move freight for the companies supporting Pogo Mine like Redpath and water treatment and engineering companies. We make ourselves available for whatever is needed to support the mine’s 24-hour operation and 320 employees.”

Pogo Mine is located 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction. Access to the mine is via a 49-mile all-season road on the Richardson Highway. As Lynden drivers make their way up the narrow haul road, they check in at regular milepost intervals to assure safety and speed requirements are met. “We are not in a convenient location. The road narrows to one lane in some areas requiring radio communication and coordination,” Lorna explains. “We really appreciate Lynden’s dependable drivers and commitment to safety." 

The Pogo Mine has produced 3.1 million ounces of gold and is considered an example of mining done right. “Our success has been possible because of Lynden’s ongoing support,” Chris says. “They have been our partners from the early days and even before. We have had only one air shipment in the history of the mine. Everything else we need has been trucked in primarily by Lynden companies. We know we can rely on the friendly, day-in and day-out service Lynden provides.”

Tags: Lynden, Pogo Mine

Four-year refinery project completed in Canada

Posted on Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Over the past four years, approximately 14,000 shipments from all over the world arrived in Alberta, Canada for the construction of a bitumen refinery near the Kearl oil sands. Lynden International, Lynden Canada Co. and Canadian Lynden Transport provided support and logistics to engineering firm AMEC for the refinery project which included 12 Lynden employees in Edmonton and Calgary.

“The last four truckloads were delivered in late March, but over the past few years we moved everything from small packages to heaters weighing 150,000 pounds,” says Walter Rakiewich, Canadian Lynden Transport President.  The Lynden companies provided international freight forwarding, warehousing, just-in-time shipping and truck transportation from Calgary to the refinery site 70 miles outside Fort McMurray.  Most of the project was based at the Foster’s Wheeler’s Construction Staging Area (CSA) facility in Northern Alberta.  Freight came from all over the world via air, truck, rail and ship, all coordinated by Lynden International.

“I’ve never been involved in a project of this complexity and size and it was a great experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of employees to work with,” Walter says.  The project also affected the Canadian Lynden Transport crew as trucks were needed to haul  truckload, less-than-truckload and heavy haul loads. Walter singled out Dispatcher Deanna Benson as key to keeping things running smoothly during the busy project years.

AMEC_laydown_yard-Alberta_Canada.jpgLynden’s adaptability was a huge plus, according to Steve Foster, CSA Manager at Foster Wheeler. “Lynden provided great service to AMEC. Our ability to meet the contractors’ requirements was solely based on the excellent service provided by Lynden personnel at this facility.” He specifically noted Lynden’s ability to mobilize when priorities changed, the availability of trailers and other equipment and the availability of a dedicated driver to assist when the changes hit.

“After working on several of these projects in my career, this one stood out as the most successful because we had buy-in from the entire team on safety and service. That leads to success for both companies.”

In 2014, Lynden was selected from all of AMEC’s global business units as a recipient of the Beyond Zero Outstanding Achievement award for working 100,000 hours accident-free.  Lynden Administrative Assistant Candice Fox also received an award for exceptional dedication to the CSA team (see photo below).

With an established Canadian presence through Lynden Canada Co. and Canadian Lynden Transport, Lynden is ready to continue its support of Canada’s oil industry. “I think we all feel a great sense of accomplishment with the way this project turned out and great pride in our employees who made it a success,” says Randy Jackson, Lynden International Vice President.

Tags: Lynden International, Lynden, AMEC Construction, Canada, Lynden Canada Co., Canadian Lynden Transport

Manage your freight while on the go with the Lynden Mobile App

Posted on Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Lynden mobile appLynden is offering customers the latest in convenience and technology with an enhanced version of its free mobile phone app. The new app was developed based on feedback from customers and employees and provides accurate, up-to-date information and control of shipments directly from smartphones. Available for iPhone, Android and Windows phones, the app allows customers to track freight, request quotes, schedule shipments, submit claims and contact Lynden.

“We know our customers are busy and most depend on their smartphones on a regular basis,” says David Rosenzweig, Lynden’s Vice President of Marketing and Media. “Over the past year, we’ve met with customers and conducted surveys to find out what features would be most helpful to them in a phone app. Based on their responses, we simplified the quoting and shipment scheduling process, added more features to allow customers to track shipments in transit and streamlined claims reporting. The new app provides more options, easier access, and ultimately, more free time for customers to focus on other aspects of their business.”

Customers may download the free app at the App Store (iOS 6.0+), the Windows Store (Windows Phone 8.0/8.1) and the Google Play Store (Android 2.3.3+).

 

Introducing the Lynden App

Tags: Lynden Mobile App, Lynden

RILA Logistics Conference 2014: Reason #1 to visit the Lynden booth.

Posted on Mon, Jan 13, 2014

RILA Logistics Conference 2014

Lynden, a RILA member and official exhibitor of the 2014 RILA Logistics Conference, will have multiple transportation specialists available at the show (February 23-26 in San Diego, California). Here are the top 3 reasons you should visit our booth! 

Reason #1 to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference: Dynamic Routing.

RILA Logistics Conference 2013 - LyndenLynden has been working with retail customers for over 50 years, and has been in the transportation business since 1906. Our experience in the retail industry helps us understand the importance of balancing speed and price. With Lynden’s Dynamic Routing service you pay only for the speed you need.

Utilizing aircraft, trucks, ships, barge, ferry or any combination, Lynden can offer you door-to-door speed, dependability and economy, whatever the size of your shipment. Dynamic Routing lets you take advantage of all these services in combination to meet your speed and budget concerns.

Additionally, Lynden has the ability to transport your retail goods between warehouses, to your stores, or even to the homes of your customers. Trust Lynden to provide fast, personalized and first-in-class home delivery service. For additional information please visit www.lynden.com.


Visit us at the RILA Logistics Conference - booth #119 - to learn more!

 

Top 3 reasons to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference:
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 - Dynamic Routing.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 - Geographic Reach.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 - Technology Capabilities.

Tags: RILA Logistics Conference, Retail Shipping, Lynden, RILA 2014

RILA Logistics Conference 2014: Reason #2 to visit the Lynden booth.

Posted on Sun, Jan 12, 2014

RILA Logistics Conference 2014

Lynden, a RILA member and official exhibitor of the 2014 RILA Logistics Conference, will have multiple transportation specialists available at the show (February 23-26 in San Diego, California). Here are the top 3 reasons you should visit our booth! 

Reason #2 to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference: Geographic Reach.

RILA Logistics Conference 2013 - LyndenLynden has the ability to service your retail needs across the U.S. and worldwide, including those harder-to-reach locations like Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam. With company-owned offices and specialized employees focused on each offshore location, Lynden provides the local expertise you need.

Our network of offices across Canada, along with consolidation, logistics, and customs clearance services, enables us to offer multiple solutions to help your retail supply chain. With capabilities spanning the globe, our centralized location in Belgium allows for pickups and deliveries to most European locations within 72 hours, saving you time and money


Visit us at the RILA Logistics Conference - booth #119 - to learn more!

 

Top 3 reasons to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference:
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 - Dynamic Routing.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 - Geographic Reach.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 - Technology Capabilities.

Tags: RILA Logistics Conference, Retail Shipping, Lynden, RILA 2014

RILA Logistics Conference 2014: Reason #3 to visit the Lynden booth.

Posted on Fri, Jan 10, 2014

RILA Logistics Conference 2014

Lynden, a RILA member and official exhibitor of the 2014 RILA Logistics Conference, will have multiple transportation specialists available at the show (February 23-26 in San Diego, California). Here are the top 3 reasons you should visit our booth! 

Reason #3 to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference: Technology Capabilities.

RILA Logistics Conference 2013 - LyndenAs an additional value to our customers, Lynden provides a variety of online tools to help make your job easier.

Lynden’s Mobile Shipping App provides shippers with accurate, up-to-date information and control of your shipments right in the palm of your hand. The app enables you to do a variety of shipping tasks on your smart phone including tracking a freight shipment, requesting rate quotes, and locating Lynden service centers.

Our EZ Commerce tools allow you to schedule pickups, track your shipments, receive invoices, and view customized reports - all at the comfort of your computer!

Additionally, we provide pre-notifications, delivery appointments, purchase order management, order and warehouse systems, and inventory flow forecasting and control. For additional information please visit www.lynden.com.


Visit us at the RILA Logistics Conference - booth #119 - to learn more!

 

Top 3 reasons to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference:
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 - Dynamic Routing.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 - Geographic Reach.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 - Technology Capabilities.

Tags: RILA Logistics Conference, Retail Shipping, Lynden, RILA 2014

Northland joins the Lynden family of companies

Posted on Fri, Nov 01, 2013

Lynden Northland logos

The Lynden family of companies is pleased to welcome Northland Services, a marine transportation company providing shipping between Seattle, Alaska and Hawaii.

"Northland is a dynamic company with talented people and a great reputation," says Lynden President and CEO Jon Burdick. "Its barge capabilities to Hawaii and Western Alaska complement Lynden's current service offerings and allow us to provide expanded services to our customers. We can now offer integrated service to more Alaska destinations, with more frequency and greater combined capabilities."

Northland's barge service from the Pacific Northwest to Hawaii enhances Lynden's current ship and air services to the islands. The addition of Northland's Western Alaska barge services enables Lynden to service ports throughout the State of Alaska. Both companies share a commitment to keep customers' freight moving smoothly and efficiently through the transition process.

"Lynden provides an ideal situation to better serve our customers, our employees and the communities where we operate," explains Larry Stauffer, President and CEO of Northland. "We have seen significant growth in our business over the past decade, and bringing two great companies and teams together will help improve and expand service in the communities we serve."

"We are excited about the new opportunities that will emerge from the combination of Lynden and Northland," explains Executive Vice President and COO Alex McKallor.

The Lynden family of companies includes Lynden Transport, LTI, Inc., Milky Way, Alaska West Express, Alaska Marine Lines, Lynden Air Cargo, Brown Line, LLC, Lynden International and others. Its combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.

 

Tags: Northland, Western Alaska, Lynden, Alaska Marine Lines, barge service, Central Alaska, Southeast Alaska, Hawaii

Lynden launches redesigned advertising campaign

Posted on Wed, Oct 23, 2013
You will soon be able to see new Lynden ads like the one pictured below in national transportation magazines, newspapers and online. "We wanted to create branding that had a similar graphic feel to the updated Lynden website," explains David Rosenzweig, Vice President of Marketing and Media. "Our goal was to make the ads less cluttered so customers can quickly see the transportation solutions we offer while also making them memorable and eye-catching." Feedback on the ads is welcome!

Lynden ad

Tags: Lynden, marketing

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