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

For Emily Young, shipping cargo is in her blood. Over a century ago, her great, great grandfather transported cargo from England to the islands of the South Pacific. Though her distant grandfather married a Samoan and set up residence in the islands, his business failed to survive the test of time. Emily however, recently started her own shipping company, Global Freight Management to carry on the family tradition. Just like her grandfather's business, Global Freight Management ships goods to the island countries of the South Pacific.

Emily's cousin, Tiuli Ma'alona, suggested the idea for a freight forwarding service to the South Pacific. Tiuli worked in the shipping industry for years and recognized a need among Polynesians living in the United States for affordable shipping. Rocky noticed that many Polynesians move to the U. S. in hopes of making a better living and then send items back to the islands to help family members there.

Although Global Freight Management possesses the capabilities to ship items to any country, the company primarily ships to the South Pacific. Four employees own the company and all are of Tongan or Samoan descent. Emily tells me their Polynesian origin allows them to better serve their customers in their native tongues.

Customers can fill any one of three different sized containers full of cargo, including a 20-foot long container often used to send cars back to families in the South Pacific. Global Freight Management delivers and picks up the containers from the customer's home. They will even pick up the 20-foot long one with a car inside! In addition to shipping items for private individuals, the freight forwarding company also distributes the health supplement drink XanGo.

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

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