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Manitoulin Global Forwarding makes new acquisition

Montréal-based ACS Logistics joins growing transportation firm
Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF) has acquired Montréal-based Associated Cargo Specialists. (Supplied photo)

Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF) has acquired Montréal-based Associated Cargo Specialists (operating as ACS Logistics), making MGF one of the largest international freight forwarders in Canada.

The company made the announcement on Oct. 21, noting the acquisition complements the recent purchase of Demark Global Logistics in Miami, Fla., and N/J International Inc. in Houston, Texas.

"We extend a warm welcome to ACS Logistics," said Dwayne Hihn, president of MGF, in a news release.

"This acquisition marks a major milestone for MGF; however, our goal is not just to be the biggest international freight forwarder in Canada, but to be the most reliable global shipping partner to our customers. This acquisition strengthens our ability to service different vertical markets across the globe.”

ACS Logistics manages the international transportation needs of its customers through a network of more than 100 agents worldwide. ACS Logistics also offers shipping agency services and specializes in moving refrigerated cargo, and renewables, most frequently to Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

MGF said ACS Logistics will continue to operate under its own banner.

A member of Manitoulin Group of Companies, which is headquartered in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island, Manitoulin Global Forwarding provides international freight forwarding solutions, servicing more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

Manitoulin Group of Companies’ offerings include expedited less-than-truckload/truckload, crating, customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, global time critical delivery, residential and commercial moving, heavy haul, logistics, warehousing, projects and supply chain management.