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Manitoulin makes another acquisition

Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF) has acquired Associated Cargo Specialists (Canada) Inc

October 24, 2019

TORONTO – Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF) has acquired Associated Cargo Specialists (Canada) Inc., which operates as ACS Logistics, of Montreal, QC.

The acquisition follows the recent acquisitions of Demark Global Logistics based in Miami, Florida, and N/J International Inc. in Houston, Texas.

Founded in 1986, 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 serves the renewable energy sector, most frequently to Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

The company is headquartered in Montreal with additional offices in Halifax and Toronto.

“We extend a warm welcome to ACS Logistics,” said Dwayne Hihn, president of MGF.

“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.”

“We have worked hard for more than 30 years to establish ourselves as one of Canada’s most reliable international transport companies and I could not be more proud of our team,” said Dan Gleeson, president, Associated Cargo Specialists (Canada) Inc.

“We are known in the industry for reliably handling the most complex and demanding  shipping challenges.  We have seen that Manitoulin shares our values and are confident our many loyal customers will continue to experience an exemplary standard of service with MGF.”

ACS Logistics will continue to operate under its own banner.