ATA Freight COO Matt Goker Named an Award Winner in Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Pros to Know Award Program,

ATA Freight, a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer Matt Goker has been named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a 2021 Pros to Know award winner.


In its official announcement, Supply & Demand Chain Executive stated that, “This award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. This year’s list includes individuals and teams from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing, and procurement divisions, and more, all who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s – and tomorrow’s – challenges.”


Supply & Demand Chain Executive Editor-in-Chief Marina Mayer was quoted as saying, “These winners collaborated, optimized, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their companies amid a global pandemic. I am honored to recognize these individuals and teams and extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the supply chain industry for their time, efforts, and innovations to keep our nation’s supply chains afloat.”


For his part, Goker has been a catalyst both in driving solutions for ATA Freight’s customers, as well as the industry. Notably, as its CEO, he was instrumental in the launch of a new agile technology spin-off, Quloi, focused on providing quantified logistics solutions that leverage Artificial Intelligence machine learning and deep logistics expertise to transform and optimize the global supply chain. Goker also has been leading a team of experts who create innovative shipping solutions for essential industries and who made sure the world continued to have access to critical necessities during the COVID-19 pandemic. These solutions allowed some of the world’s largest enterprises to continue to feed the world. In addition, he created and launched a special form of alliance across logistics service providers that is based on end-to-end systems and operational integration to provide a seamless experience to its customers on broader geographies. The alliance was designed to provide access for small and mid-size business on the supply chain enabling them to effectively compete with companies of much larger size and resources.


“It is a great honor to be named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know list, especially during a period when the resilience of the global supply chain has been a matter of great concern and impact,” said Goker. “Everything we are doing at ATA Freight and through all of our parallel industry initiatives are focused on strengthening the supply chain and helping all businesses operating on the chain to become stronger, more efficient, and more profitable. We are making great strides in that area, but still have a long way to go as the pandemic demonstrated.”


Goker was also recognized for his emphasis on sustainability. ATA Freight has long supported organizations that strive to reduce carbon emissions. Among the nonprofits that ATA Freight supports is Trees for the Future, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land. ATA Freight has been supporting TREES since 2011 and as a result of its support, over 167,000 trees have been planted which will result in the sequestering of 9,662 metric tons of carbon over a 20-year period. The company is also actively involved in EcoVadis the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability performance and innovation, which earned ATA Freight the 2020 EcoVadis Bronze Medal Sustainability Leadership Award.

May 7, 2021Read MoreRead More

ATA Freight Successfully Completes ISO Reverification and Receives Updated ISO 9001.2015 and 14001.2015 Certification,

ATA Freight, a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider, announced that it has successfully completed external audits for ISO reverification earning its updated ISO 9001 Certification (ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015). The comprehensive system audits covered every aspect of the company’s operations.

“Achieving our updated ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications was a very demanding process to which each of our staff members was fully committed,” said ATA Freight COO Matt Goker. “Quality control in all areas of our operations is of the utmost importance to us, and we continuously strive for the highest standard of quality. By having evaluated our organization at every level and met the stringent requirements of ISO 9001 and 14001, we are confident that we are providing our valued customers with the highest quality.”

ISO 9001 and 14001 are quality management system standards that were developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which is an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. The ISO 9001 and 14001 standards are utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management and employees in a process-based approach.

Since its inception in 1996, ATA Freight has grown to become a leading global logistics and freight forwarding service provider specializing in innovative shipping management solutions across all transportation modalities, from sea and air to road and rail. By advancing the supply chain with innovative and digital solutions and high quality customer service, ATA Freight has established itself across the globe with locations in the USA, Turkey, India, China, Mexico and Russia.  ATA Freight has over 400 team members worldwide. In addition to the ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, ATA Freight holds the C-TPAT, FMC/OTI License, IAC Certification, and the Ecovadis Bronze Recognition Medal for Sustainability Rating. 

Mar 17, 2021Read MoreRead More

ATA Freight Marks 25th Anniversary – Celebrates Recent Achievements and Contributions During Unprecedented Pandemic Period,

ATA Freight, a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider, has a lot to celebrate in what is its 25th year. The milestone anniversary comes in a year marked by several significant achievements and most notably, the company’s ongoing contributions to help keep the global supply chain moving despite the massive pandemic disruptions. Its resilience and relentless focus on customer satisfaction over the past two and half decades, coupled with its innovation, has enabled the company to continue to grow and succeed in a fiercely competitive industry.

ATA Freight Chairman and CEO CJ Oguzhan stated, “I cannot be prouder of our organization and how far we have come. Each of our team members is passionate about our business and assuring the highest standard of service, delivering personalized attention to each customer. Since our inception in 1996, there have been significant changes in commerce and the transport of goods across the globe. ATA Freight has been a steady catalyst in driving many of those changes. Most notably, we have introduced advanced technologies to help automate and streamlines operational processes. These, in turn, helped pave the way for our latest role in the digitization of the supply chain through our establishment of Quloi, an agile technology firm we launched last year, and its groundbreaking platform, MyWay.”

Oguzhan also noted the longstanding relationships the company has built with both customers and industry peers. “Our performance has earned us loyal customers at the highest level. Across our over 30 offices in the USA, Turkey, India, China, Mexico, and Russia, we can cite customers that have remained with ATA year after year. This, to us, is perhaps the most important achievement of all. It is a testament that we are fulfilling our corporate mission to continually pursue excellence and maintain customer confidence, while advancing the optimization of the logistics industry and those companies that depend on us.”

ATA Freight currently has a team of over 300 employees serving in various roles ranging from R&D to customer service. It is one of the few logistics companies that has made technology innovation a top priority. Over the years, its innovations have included: designing and building in-container custom racks to optimize capacity usage, developing the first honeycomb structured box that doubles the static loading capacity of the prior option, and creating proprietary software solutions that facilitate its customers’ intelligent decision-making and agile optimization. Its distinction as a true innovator has been integral to its recognition as one of the world’s fully-integrated, future-driven, global logistics service and solution providers.

Continued Oguzhan, “We are fully committed to our leadership role and will continue to drive new ideas and solutions that help all players across the supply chain become more efficient, more resilient and more profitable. It is what drives us.”

Mar 17, 2021Read MoreRead More

ATA Freight’s Support of Trees for the Future (TREES) Helping to Reduce CO2 Emissions Around the World,

ATA Freight, a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider, has been doing its part to protect our earth, reduce human impact on our natural resources, and help stave off hunger and poverty. The eco- and socially-minded company has long supported the efforts of the organization, Trees for the Future (TREES), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land. In 2020, ATA Freight participated in a TREES Adopt a Project to implement the Kaffrine 7 Forest Garden Project in the Missirah area of the Kaffrine Region of Senegal. ATA Freight supported the planting of 100,000 trees and 40 acres, which will help to sequester 5,786 metric tons of CO2 over the next 20 years. 

This is just one example of how ATA Freight has been assisting in the TREES Forest Garden program. ATA Freight’s Chief Operating Officer Matt Goker noted that ATA Freight has been supporting TREES for many years going back to 2011. A total of 167,000 trees have been planted as a result of ATA Freight’ support, offsetting 9,662 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Additionally, that has enabled 534 farming family members to gain improved lives through the planting of trees in sustainable farming systems.  

“2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways not the least of which were the numerous examples of our earth’s evolving climate conditions and how that is manifesting itself around the world,” said Goker. 

“This year saw an unparalleled number of hurricanes, raging wildfires, diminishing glaciers, tsunamis and more,” he continued. “Scientists attribute much of these occurrences to global warming which can be traced back to how we are and are not protecting our natural resources. We are very proud to be part of the TREES community and are fully-committed to the tree planting program which provides environmental benefits by improving soil fertility, water management, as well as climate mitigation and adaptation, and also gives opportunities to individuals in impoverished communities to farm and become self-sustaining. This, in turn, helps their children and future generations gain greater opportunities to receive an education and becoming contributing members of society and their communities.”

A single Forest Garden offsets 144.64 metric tons of CO2 per acre over 20 years. The average Forest Garden is one acre in size and one farmer/farming family cares for a Forest Garden which, on average, has approximately 2,500 trees. The cost to grow a Forest Garden is $800 which covers the costs of seeds, biodegradable nursery bags for seedlings, basic tree planting tools (i.e., wheelbarrow, shovel, hoe, water can and pruning shears) and training from field staff. Other significant benefits of a Forest Garden are its role in local food security, watershed management preventing flooding, the prevention of further deforestation and biodiversity loss, and the elimination of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. For more information on Trees for the Future and its Forest Garden program, visit:

Feb 5, 2021Read MoreRead More

ATA Freight Awarded EcoVadis Bronze Recognition Medal for Its Sustainability Rating,

ATA Freight, a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider, was recently awarded a Bronze Recognition for its Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. The Bronze Medal recognizes sustainability performance in the top half of all rated companies globally. 

“We are honored to receive an EcoVadis Bronze Recognition Medal. Preserving our natural resources in an ethical, humane way that leverages sustainable practices and advanced technologies is integral to how we conduct business at ATA Freight,” said ATA Freight Chief Operating Officer Matt Goker. “As a world, we are already witnessing the impacts of man on our environment and it is critical that every business and every individual make a conscious effort to protect our environment. Wildfires, melting glaciers and changing climate conditions are just the tip of the iceberg. We cannot reverse what damage has been done, but we can start to make sustainability a top priority. At ATA Freight, that is our objective.”

The EcoVadis Sustainability rating methodology and resulting scorecards cover 21 sustainability criteria across four themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The process was developed around seven principles which include: assessment by international experts; tailored to industry sector, country and company size; data source diversification to ensure rich stakeholder input for reliable scoring; utilization of technology to ensure a secure and confidential process and accelerated cycle time; traceability and transparency of documentation; evidence-based; and excellence through continuous improvement. The methodology is aligned with international sustainability standards including those developed by the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000. 

ATA Freight’s business is focused on optimizing its clients supply chain ecosystem to improve their bottom line. This is achieved through its extensive portfolio of global logistics and freight forwarding services, as well as innovative shipment management solutions. Founded in 1996 in New York, the company has since evolved from a traditional freight forwarder to one of the leading providers of innovative and fully-integrated supply chain solutions ATA Freight currently has 30 strategically placed locations in six countries, including the USA, Turkey, India, China, Russia and Mexico. ATA Freight distinguishes its services with a customer-centric personal feel and a global reach, making it the ideal choice for customers that have complex logistics needs and demand flexible and agile solutions around the clock. 

Feb 5, 2021Read MoreRead More