Campus Security & International Logistics Consulting

About America’s Agency

America’s Agency, Inc.
44 High Street
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 201-759-3696
DUNS: 827709903

Links: Ripple Safety

Charities: AA donates 5% of its net annual profits to Fisher House


Incorporated in 2004, AA Senior Executives average 30+ years in the international transportation environment. No project is too small or too short in duration. AA is well versed in service contract negotiations, carrier needs, capacity issues, equipment balance, and market pricing.

Besides its commercial representation within the logistics industry, AA has diversified more and more into logistics consulting working with importers and exporters, relating to carrier relationships; tying in carrier equipment assets to the BCO’s needs and vendor booking integrity, thus creating a win-win situation versus lets drive the rate down, or up mentality.

Further diversification finds AA propelling the green movement within logistics by promoting a hull & rudder vessel monitoring system (Hull Medic) via MACSEA, and a oil emulsifier injected into carrier bunkers to create better fuel efficiencies from Technol, Inc.

AA has the benefit of representing only the very best transport entity in each of our lines of business. We have carefully selected companies that are financially sound, have solid networking schemes here and overseas, and offer realistic pricing in today’s fragile transportation environment. So, whether its Asia to USA, or heavy lift from Chile to Houston, AA has an affiliation to provide you with a competitive package.

Our History


October 2017: Caitlin Costa joins AA to market Ripple in New England

September 2017: Final discussions with Ripple as to marketing their Campus Safety pendant in New England.

April 2017: AA begins discussions with Ripple Technologies of Fr. Lauderdale, FL

February 2017: AA turns 13 years old!

2013 - 2016

1Q16 AA secures another medium-size BCO importer providing an excellent position for a new blocked space agreement in 2016/17.

Feb 2016 AA turns 12 years young!

2Q15 AA is able to maintain an ocean cost structure for one of its VIP Asian import clients that has kept their supply chain costs below March 2011 levels.

1Q15 AA attends its 12th straight Transpacific Maritime Conference, attending breakout sessions in both Asian pricing and security.

1Q15 Brian Cummings, senior partner with Cummings & Woods, will be named to the Board of Directors of UGS, a rapidly growing concern in campus security.

1Q15 AA turns 11 years old in February

4Q14 Bruce Barash (AA Air) ties the link between AA and DCI Solutions

3Q14 AA begins security work with New England universities in anticipation of a larger marketing relationship around the corner.

1Q14 AA Turns 10 Years Young! We continue our discussions with ACP-Panama Canal Commission concerning potential representation in the USA. Prelim meetings in Panama prove positive.

4Q13 AA assumes a JV position with Cummings & Woods, LLC

3Q13 AA continues its strong working relationship with DCI Solutions by expanding into Transpacific eastbound air freight.

AA and its founder, Bill Woods, continue their strong support and organization of the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) in RI. Along with Col. John Petrella (Ret.), over $5,000 was raised once again as some players managed to play 63 holes in one day, including Dave Smith of Primary Freight, Don Barrington, Det. North Kingston Police Dept., Col. Petrella, Woods, Joe DeMarco and Brian Cummngs.

10-1-13 Bruce A. Barash joins AA as Vice-President of Air Freight. Bruce has over 35 years in the trade, having begun his career with the Flying Tiger Line at JFK.

2Q/13 AA continues to promote DJR 3000 and its immense fuel savings to container ship operators.

1Q/13 AA upgrades it relationship with DCI Solutions, placing AA as the lead consulting provider for the organization under “International Logistics”.


2009 - 2012

8/12: Tug/work boat fleet in Mobile reports trial runs proved 7.6% fuel savings with Technol additive.

7/12: Additives save 6.5% for Fredette Fisheries(Lobster boats) in South Kingston, RI.

7/12: AA begins additive discussions with container carriers; a annual savings of 1.8 to 2m on bunker fuel for a 4500 TEUS vessel is demonstrated.

6/12: AA’s representation of Technol’s additive products is enhanced with product insertion on a trial basis on a work-tug boat fleet in Mobile, AL.

4/12: AA begins work with MARAD of Washington DC and Container on Barge(COB) in the US Gulf.

02/12: AA is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy Fredriksen to the commercial effort in the US Gulf. Nancy is based in Mobile and will drive the marketing effort for logistics consulting and affiliate transport sales.

02/12: AA begins preliminary consulting work with BCO, David Joseph Co., of Cincinnati regarding export rates, markets, systems, and enhanced carrier relationships.

01/12: AA begins representation of a new Shipper’s Association based in The SFO Bay area. Full details to follow.

09/11: AA announces the commercial addition of Gary Bonfield in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gary has 15 plus years of experience as a sales and business development professional with a career focused on managing and directing sales for the Western Region. Gary will cover AA affiliates in the Pacific Northwest.

07/11: AA is pleased to announce the addition of Trey Fredriksen to its Commercial Executive Staff. Trey is based in Mobile, AL region and has 32 years experience in marine transport and having worked extensively on Container-On-Barge and Inland Waterway projects. Previously Trey was President of Able Marine Services and H.G. Fredriksen Company. He brings a whole new vertical of expertise within our commercial group.

06/11: AA begins consulting work with STC Logistics of Jersey City, NJ. Assisting in their FMC process, establishing target accounts, and providing international sales techniques. STC is a longstanding NJ based domestic logistics concern strong in pharmaceuticals, distribution, and rail.

06/11: AA continues discussions with Nafta Gulf Bridge as to possible representing that niche service from Mobile to Veracruz, MX.

4/15/11: AA signs an agreement with MACSEA of Stonington, CT to market and sell their ‘Hull Medic’ diagnostic system which monitors hull and rudder performance (against fouling) leading to increased fuel efficiency.

11/10: AA begins product sales representation for Technol Corp. of Eatontown, NJ. Technol has patented a fuel additive which acts as an oil emulsifier providing better fuel efficiency and a cleaner ‘green’ burn to large container vessels, bulk carriers, and the marine industry in general.

11/10 AA is pleased to announce that Bill Siemens of San Antonio, TX is now a member of our sales executive team. Bill has 30 plus years in the international trades having been an owner of a logistics company, and is currently founder/owner of Globalink, an international membership comprising forwarders from around the world. Bill will represent AA in Southwest, TX and New Mexico, as well as on the border-Mexico.

10/10: AA moves its HQ from Big Bear Lake, CA to Charlestown, RI, but keeps its Sub-HQ sales office in Long Beach, CA

10/10 Jeff Shifflett of Peachtree City, GA has joined the AA executive sales team in the Atlanta region with international responsibilities. Jeff comes to us with over 25 years in the industry most recently as Director of Logistics for Genuine Parts Corp. made up of 12 divisions with a 240m transport spend. Member of The Council of Supply Chain Professionals and Green Belt Six Sigma.

9/10: AA agrees to represent Trade Tech of Bellevue, WA. Trade Tech offers freight operating systems, accounting, contract and FMC tariff management, and other features.

9/10: Integro becomes part of the AA affiliate team. Integro offers FMC Bonds, cargo insurance and valuable others features of a US surety company.

8/10: Tim Harris and Sextant Logistics has joined AA sales in the NY metro area. Tim has over 20 years experience in logistics and adds valuable domestic expertise.

4/10: AA signs Dallas area resident, Roy Myers, to handle sales in the North Texas and national account arena. Roy has a degree from Arkansas Tech University and 20 years in the industry.

3/10: March 10: AA agrees on a joint sales effort on behalf of VCBP Transportation. Specializing with ‘can in a jam’, VCBP assists forwarders and brokers whose clients’ containers are in jeopardy somewhere within the USA transport network.

3/10: David Cummings joins AA in the San Francisco Bay area. David has 30 plus years in the industry. He will handle new business development throughout the USA.

3/10: Toll Global Forwarding purchases ASA affiliate Summit Logistics International. This purchase will further enhance AA’s ability to market the inbound air segment of the Transpacific market.

12/09: Bob Perrotta of Houston, TX joins the AA sales force and will market AA’s affiliates within the USA Gulf as well as specific accounts in the Northeast. Bob has 35 plus years in the business and also has his own project consulting company called VGM Associates.

11/09: AA signs an agreement with Fluent Logistics of Charleston, SC. As a niche liquid logistics company, Fluent Logistics will employ AA as their exclusive USA sales force marketing the use of Flexi and ISO Tanks in the international transport of various non hazardous liquids such as latex, paraffin wax, agri oils, etc. Your complete outsource for bulk liquid transport!

10/8/09: Econcaribe Consolidators of Miami, FL joins the AA family. AA will sell/market the full line services of the company to/from Central and South America (excluding Brazil) as well as the Caribbean and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands. In addition, AA we market key master load groupage points worldwide

10/1/09: Rudy Gilbert joins AA commercial force. Based in NJ, Rudy will bring his many years of experience in the garment transportation industry towards AA’s sales efforts for our air and ocean affiliates.

9/23/09: AA is pleased to announce that David Smith has joined America ’s Agency as a senior partner. Dave’s career began in the mid 70s with The Flying Tiger Line. Dave will manage the air product affiliations, as well as customs, ISF 10 +2 and related ocean matters.

7/02/09: AA signs consultancy agreement with TUG Asia centering on containerized heavy machinery, block and brace procedures, destined for US intermodal rail IPI points.

6/10/09: AA moves its HQ from Long Beach, CA to Big Bear Lake, CA. Commercial presence will remain in Long Beach.

5/18/09: Dan Bryan joins AA as Commercial Director. Based in Logan, UT, Dan will handle the entire PNW and select accounts outside that region.

5/15/09: Primary Freight is signed on as AA’s exclusive sales repersentation for ocean freight to/from USA excluding Brazil and Asia.

4/1/09: Cal Cartage/CMI of Signal Hill, CA agrees to have AA market it’s port drayage services on a non-exclusive basis.

3/28/09: AA reaches an agreement in principal to market the groupage services of BRL Logistics company to/from Brazil.

2/20/09: The company agrees to represent UK company Jetsleeper in marketing and selling its patented, top of the line airline pillow.

2/2/09: AA takes on 3 Bean Studios, Westerly, RI who will handle website management and hosting for AA.

1/28/09: AA will represent The Gulf Feeder Group(VOCC) on the US West Coast. GFG Ltd. places small to mid-size container vessels in short sea rotations to connect strategic ports to global container hubs

1/13/09: FMI, Inc. and AA reach an agreement detailing AA’s marketing of the warehouse, distribution, DC By pass, and transloading via Transpac region.

1/12/09: America’s Agency reaches agreement to exclusively represent Summit Logistics International in the USA and Canada. This representation covers all the sales efforts for AA to and from Asia for the USA and Mexico.

1/2/09: AA receives its DUNN number enabled it to do business with the US Government.


2004 - 2008

AA is idled while full time commitments are signed with Morrison Express and Livingston International.

10/15/07: AA ends it longstanding agreement with TNT Freight Management, as the Freight Management division is sold to GeoDis of France.

11/1/05: AA signs a sales agreement with Arrowpac Inc. of North Bergen, NJ representing the company commercially on the US West Coast Arrowpac is a longstanding groupage and FCL operator (OTI) serving Puerto Rico and the out Islands.

9/5/05: An agreement is reached to represent Robert’s Logistics of Houston, Tx; specialists in GPS global tracking for high value cargo.

10/15/04: Wilson Logistics is sold to TNT forming TNT Freight and America’s Sales Agency signs long term agreement with newly formed company.

4/1/04: AA agrees to represent World Projects, Inc. Houston, Texas.

3/20/04: Company signs ‘deck space’ agreement with Rickmers Linie Houston, Texas.

3/15/04: AA undertakes special consultancy for Wilson Logistics. Targeting the Asia market for potential sale to TNT Logistics, Netherlands.

3/1/04: AA is named commercial sales agent USA for Great Western Steamship Line serving USA West Coast to/from Shanghai and South China.

2/13/04: America’s Agency(AA) Incorporation is handled by Gillespie & Allison, P.A. Boca Raton, Florida


Market Conditions

4th Quarter 2017

The transpacific eastbound rate market continues to fall as peak season sets volume record but again capacity exceeds demand.

Campus Security

America’s Agency is now partnering with Ripple Technologies of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to provide their innovative Campus Security Pendant. Click HERE to download a PDF brochure explaining the technology and service.