Cleveland, Ohio – Photo by Dan Morgan, Straight Shooter- June 9, 2014 – AT&F (www.atfco.com), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, a recognized world leader in large scale welding and fabrication, expands global services with Port of Cleveland’s Europe Express service to Antwerp.
The new direct all-water service between Cleveland and Antwerp is a welcome addition to the service lines for AT&F’s European customers. Service direct from Cleveland is four days faster than from U.S. East Coast ports, and at a lower cost. This major expansion aligns with AT&F's motto, "We Invest in Customer Success."
“This regular service coincides with AT&F’s export strategy to deliver around the world the large scale products and components for heavy industrial markets that have been the cornerstone of our business in the U.S. for decades. Access to direct ocean shipping allows us to deliver easily what once took special trucking and rail to deliver to East and West Coast ports prior to loading for overseas deliveries,” stated Michael Forde Ripich, AT&F’s president.
The Cleveland-Europe Express (www.portofcleveland.com) is the first and only regularly scheduled international container and break bulk service (80 Ton) on the Great Lakes per the Port of Cleveland. “This is a big deal for our big capabilities,” Ripich concluded.
In the USA, AT&F has built an outstanding corporate reputation providing custom steel manufacturing solutions to industries throughout the world. The company has built an outstanding reputation of quality and innovation by providing custom and high volume steel fabrication to industries throughout the world. They are committed to customer success via specialized facilities and locations, and superior quality systems. AT&F is an ISO 9001:2015 certified fabricator with 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space in multiple locations, including Cleveland and Orrville, Ohio, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and Aarhus, Denmark.