CITA LOGISTICS LLC moves offices from New York, NY to Norfolk in the heart of the port of Virginia with the intention to grow its activities in the 5th biggest port in the US.
Upon settling in Norfolk Virginia, Cita immediately took over the management of the acquired testing laboratory. It did not take long before the standard were raised to the highest by being one of the first American coal testing laboratory to be granted ISO 17025:2005 accreditation in 2009. The accreditation represented a stepping stone toward global recognition and consistent operations. The accreditation has been maintained ever since and the laboratory is audited by an external third party every year to verify compliance.
CITA opens a ship agency and started handling vessel calls for coal shipments out of the port of Virginia. A few years later the agency division has grown tremendously and now handles all types of cargoes for vessels calling dozens of different terminals in the port (liquid, bulk, container, general cargoes…)
Since June 2014 Cita Logistics LLC is 100% owned by HES International, one of Europe’s largest independent bulk handling companies. This new affiliation enables us to offer a wider range of logistics solutions in many European ports and rivers comprising of Quality and Inspection services, stevedoring and processing of cargoes, transshipments. Cita continues to extend the list of partners and grow its shipagency division.