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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

I spent a number of years in the trucking business and learned a great deal about the way products make it from the manufacturer to the end user. It may seem like a simple process—loading trucks and sending them to certain destinations—but in reality, it can be complicated.

Well, Cargo-Link of Salt Lake City knows exactly how to get a shipment to its destination. The company has perfected the process since owner and president Scott Ogden began delivering goods 25 years ago. Scott started the company after working for a local manufacturer and seeing the need for an international freight forwarding company to be based in our marketplace.

Cargo-Link now celebrates 25 years of growth. It operates a customs bonded warehouse, which is one of only two in the state, and maintains a fleet of its own vehicles from simple vans to tractor-trailers.

For airfreight forwarding, Cargo-Link has developed a network of agents throughout the United States and the world. It often provides custom-designed airfreight distribution programs for clients who have specific needs.

Since its inception, the company has also met the forwarding requirements for larger shipments moving by ocean freight. Ocean shipments can require many details that must be understood prior to shipment. But Cargo-Link has streamlined the process, giving quotes, booking cargo for both the inland and ocean portions of the move and providing preparation of all necessary documents.

As a customs house broker, Cargo-Link provides customs clearance, consulting, drawback for duty refunds and other related services. Plus, the company has automated methods for speeding shipments through the customs clearance process to a client’s door.

Cargo-Link will soon move to a new headquarters facility built for its needs near the Salt Lake City International Airport. From the new headquarters, the company will not only serve the logistics needs of local companies but others throughout the nation as well. That means clients need only specify a destination, and Cargo-Link will ensure that the product is delivered on time with significant savings to and from any place in the world.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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