Around two decades ago, on December 17th, International Bridge (IB) embarked on a groundbreaking journey that would redefine its role in the shipping industry. What began as a single shipment from the mainland to Hawaii for our biggest customer marked the inception of IB’s Non-Continental (Non-Con) business. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this pivotal moment, we reflect on how IB has evolved into a beacon of exceptional service in delivering small parcels to remote and underserved areas across the United States and beyond.
The Birth of Non-Con Business
December 17, 20 years ago, saw the birth of IB’s Non-Con business. We proudly shipped our first 33 packages from the mainland (SLC) to the picturesque islands of Hawaii, setting in motion a new chapter in our company’s history. It was a modest beginning, but it laid the foundation for a business that would grow exponentially and touch the lives of countless customers in non-con areas.
A Cornerstone of Our Success
Over the past two decades, IB’s Non-Con solutions have become the cornerstone of our business, facilitating the delivery of millions of small packages annually to remote regions, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US territories, and military addresses. This commitment to serving traditionally underserved areas has not only shaped our identity but also fueled our relentless pursuit of exceptional service.
Transparent and Efficient Solutions
At IB, we take immense pride in offering fully transparent, end-to-end small-parcel delivery solutions. Our innovative technology and extensive network of partners empower us to deliver fast and reliable service to even the most remote locations in the United States. We understand that businesses operating in non-con areas face unique challenges, and we have tailored our services to meet these specific needs.
From 33 Packages to 20K Daily
From that inaugural shipment of 33 packages, IB’s Non-Con business has grown exponentially. Today, two decades later, we ship an average of 20K packages to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Territories and military addresses daily. This remarkable growth is a testament to the trust our customers have placed in us and the dedication of our team to continually improve and innovate.
Local Presence and Customized Solutions
Our success is attributed to our local presence in the regions we serve. This presence allows us to craft customized solutions that cater to the unique requirements of each area. By nurturing long-standing relationships with carriers and airlines and implementing our zone-skipping model, we can consistently offer affordable shipping solutions that benefit customers not just in the United States but also beyond its borders.
Expanding Your Business with IB
If you’re ready to expand your business through our Non-Con US shipping programs, we invite you to get in touch with us today. Let us be your partner in reaching remote and underserved markets, providing your customers with the same quality service they expect, regardless of their location.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of IB’s Non-Con business, we look back with pride at the journey we’ve undertaken and forward to the bright future that lies ahead. Our commitment to delivering exceptional service in shipping to traditionally underserved areas remains unwavering. Thank you for being a part of our incredible journey, and we look forward to many more years of serving you and your customers with dedication and passion.