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IATA LEAGUE TABLE LEAP FOR WOODLAND AS MEDIA BUSINESS TAKES OFF

Sustained demand for logistics services for the media and printed materials sector helped Woodland International Transport Co Ltd become one of the highest climbers in the latest IATA league table for 2008.

The Woodland Group is ranked number 65 in the table – a leap of 65 places from its position of 130 last year. Woodland operates specialist business divisions for the sector, including Woodland Media Logistics and Bookbridge, which both provide bespoke logistics solutions to companies engaged in the shipment of books, magazines and other printed materials.

From a dedicated facility in Colchester, Essex, Woodland offers complete sorting and onward distribution services, as well as finishing, including re-packaging products and removing any promotional items, when necessary, before sending on to the country of destination.

Woodland has been actively developing its publishing business in the United States. With a facility in Bayonne, New Jersey, the freight forwarder operates an airfreight service three times a week and a weekly ocean freight service for the onward transportation of books to the UK and Europe.

Kevin Stevens, chairman of the Woodland Group, said: “Whilst other sectors of international freight forwarding are unquestionably in decline, we see publishing logistics as an area with real potential for future growth.

"There’s no doubt that our encouraging rise in the IATA league table is attributable to the steady development of our services for book and magazine publishers and distributors.”

The Woodland Group is one of the UK's leading independent freight forwarders, with offices and agents worldwide. The group offers a full range of multimodal transportation services, including freight forwarding by air, ocean and road, as well as inventory management, supply chain solutions and specialist services.

For more information, visit www.woodlandglobal.com

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