Meest-America

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Meest-America
Formation1995; 26 years ago (1995)
FounderMeest Corporation Inc
Founded atLinden, New Jersey
TypePrivate
HeadquartersPort Reading, NJ
Region
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
ServicesLogistics and freight forwarding
Staff
70
Websitemeest.us

Meest-America Inc, a subsidiary of Meest Corporation Inc, is providing logistics and freight forwarding services to Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

In 1995, the Company has undertaken a mission to build and strengthen ties between the Ukrainian diaspora in the United States of America and Ukraine. The Company worked in several directions - sending parcels, letters, money orders, cars, FCL and LCL[1].

History

The Company started its operations with a small warehouse of 7 thousand square feet in Linden, New Jersey, then moved to a larger warehouse in Elizabeth near the seaport and Newark Liberty International Airport, and now the Company operates a 92,000 square foot warehouse in Port Reading, New Jersey[2].

Over the years, Meest-America, Inc. has been focusing on the goal of connecting residents and online retailers in the United States with their customers, families, friends, and business partners in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Today, Meest-America provides its services to corporate customers as well as individuals, including immigrants from Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the U.S[3]. Over 500 independent agents in the U.S. are selling Meest package delivery services[2].

Meest-America ‘s main operations are international package and mail delivery, shopping assistance and international shipping from U.S. online stores, and freight shipping. Meest-America is a licensed freight forwarder, NVOCC.

In 2011, the Company began shipping packages to residents of Eastern Europe and Central Asia from U.S. online retailers the cheapest way at a competitive speed[4].

Despite the rapid development of the outbound shipping from the U.S., the Company is also providing delivery of packages and freight from Ukraine to the U.S.[2] Taking into account the desire of Ukrainian product suppliers and manufacturers to reach American market, the Company launched a project of providing fulfillment services in its New Jersey warehouse in 2018. Ukrainian manufacturers have been able to appreciate the benefits and convenience of the integrated services.

Since the foundation of the Company, considerable attention has been given to humanitarian, cultural and educational projects. The Company has organized various cultural projects for the diaspora, including Concert|concerts by such Music of Ukraine|Ukrainian performers as Oksana Bilozir, Ruslana Lyzhychko[5], Viktor Pavlik, Serhii Fomenko ("Mandry" band)[6], performances of Lviv Drama Theater and Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theater[7]. Meest-America often transports and sometimes sponsors the transportation of art exhibitions for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations[8] and the Ukrainian Museum in New York.[9]

During the Revolution of Dignity and at the start of the war in eastern Ukraine, Meest-America delivered hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid, medical supplies, and equipment to various charities and volunteer organizations in Ukraine[10][11].

The Company often sponsors[12] the delivery of books, textbooks, and other educational literature from Ukraine to the U.S., which are ordered by Ukrainian schools in the US.

Meest-America invests its resources in new technologies. Its e-commerce business model of assisting in shopping and delivery of goods from the U.S online retailers to end users in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is fully digital, together with separate e-portal with mobile applications for our US residents where they can place their shipping orders from home.

In the media

           

References

  1. "Meest builds bridges across Ukrainian world and beyond". Kyiv Post. 2019-03-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Наталя Брандафі: "Наша головна мета — задовольнити потреби клієнта"". Meest-Online. 2019-10-23.
  3. "Meest Group – the bridge to Ukraine". Kyiv Post. 2018-08-23.
  4. "Як у карантин і кризу заощаджувати за допомогою закордонних інтернет-магазинів". TSN. 2020-04-30.
  5. ""Steppes: A Ukrainian Journey" slated for June 27 in Philadelphia" (PDF). Ukrainian Weekly. 2009-06-21.
  6. "PREVIEW OF EVENTS" (PDF). Ukrainian Weekly. 2015-04-05.
  7. "The Play "Solodka Darusia" (Sweet Darusia)". Assumption Parish. 2011-04-20.
  8. "Ukraine Mission hosts "Ukrainian Insights" exhibit at U.N." Ukrainian Weekly. 2017-05-19.
  9. "Ukrainian Heritage Consortium convenes fifth conference". Ukrainian Weekly. 2017-11-17.
  10. "Health Care & Humanitarian Assistance". US UKRAINE FOUNDATION. 2016-02-04.
  11. "Support Hospitals in Ukraine". Facebook. 2019-06-11.
  12. "Info about donatingyour book collections" (PDF). Ukrainian Weekly. 2017-05-21.

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