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CHICAGO: January 06, 2019. Seko Logistics has acquired Chicago-based GoodShip International, a Customs brokerage and compliance consultancy for an undisclosed sum. The company says this is the first full acquisition of another independent freight forwarding specialist in its 42-year history.

seko Founded 24 years ago, GoodShip International provides Customs brokerage, compliance, air and ocean freight solutions to a broad diversity of clients with emphasis on Trans-Pacific Eastbound cargo movements for the Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, FMCG, Healthcare Products, Pharma and Retail sectors.

The investment represents the latest phase of Seko’s programme to expand its global footprint, establish more strategic partnerships and make strategic acquisitions in the forwarding and technology sectors.

“GoodShip is a perfect example of the type of company we had in mind when we announced our expansion strategy earlier this year,” said Seko's’s president and CEO James Gagne. “GoodShip’s Customs brokerage and compliance expertise has earned the respect and trust of the company’s customers in Chicago and the Midwest and this will add more depth to what we offer today.”

Ryan Villiard, president of GoodShip added: “We can clearly see how we fit into Seko’s business to support its growing portfolio of value-added forwarding solutions. Most significantly, GoodShip’s clients will now have access to the resources and expertise of a single logistics company that possesses a worldwide footprint, key technology differentiators, and award-winning forwarding, omni-channel, cross-border eCommerce, and White Glove services.”

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