Cargo Chief’s Abtin Hamidi Named a 2016 “Rock Star of the Supply Chain”

Mountain View, Cal., March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Cargo Chief’s Abtin Hamidi has been named a 2016 recipient of the second annual “Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain” award. The award winners are profiled in the March issue of Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain.

Abtin Hamidi is executive vice president and co-founder of Cargo Chief, a tech-enabled third party logistics provider (3PL) that unlocks hidden transportation capacity by empowering carriers and providing superior service to shippers. Cargo Chief was founded n 2012 to find inefficiencies in the transportation process and solve shipping capacity problems for hundreds of customers on a daily basis, including multiple Fortune 100 food and beverage providers.  

“The food industry benefits from the vision and dedication of early pioneers and contemporary entrepreneurs alike who understand the uniquely integrated relationship between people and the global food supply chain,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. “From farmers to transportation providers and others who play a part in the global food supply chain, this award is Food Logistics’ way of celebrating the talented trailblazers and inspirational mentors whose work deserves acknowledgement and appreciation.”

By making loads available to their network of 500,000+ nationwide trucks, Cargo Chief can source any shipment using patented, proprietary aggregation and machine learning technology. Cargo Chief’s carrier search provides food and beverage shippers the best capacity options for their loads, instantly. Once the load is out on the road, Cargo Chief’s Cargo Locate® service provides real-time, 24/7 on-map location tracking.  

Global importer Banville Wine has found immediate benefits in Cargo Chief’s technology and extensive network:

“Before Cargo Chief, we were basically flying blind as to when we’d get our imports—now we always have fantastic visibility of our shipments, and our business runs smoother,” says Tim Kealy, Logistics Coordinator at Banville Wine Merchants.

The Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain” awards were conceived as a way to recognize influential individuals and organizations in the food/beverage industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and continue to attain milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation throughout the global food supply chain.

About Cargo Chief
Founded by logistics experts and executives frustrated with transportation inefficiencies, Cargo Chief unlocks hidden carrier capacity with patented innovative technology created by the combination of Silicon Valley ingenuity and deep freight industry expertise and relationships.  Cargo Chief provides superior logistical services while improving efficiencies for shippers and empowering carriers.  Please visit

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