APL Logistics, the supply chain management unit of Singapore’s NOL Group, has acquired the US Customs brokerage and trade compliance firm Carmichael International Service, the two companies announced last week.
“This acquisition is vitally important to APL Logistics’ strategy, to strengthen the integration of our international supply chain services,” said APL Logistics President Jim McAdam. We’re pleased to bring together two outstanding names in logistics services for the benefit of our customers.”
Los Angeles-based Carmichael is one of the largest independent customs brokerage, trade compliance and consulting specialists in the US. Founded in 1961, the firm employs approximately 200 professionals in 10 key US metropolitan markets.
For nearly two decades, APL Logistics has enjoyed a close working relationship with Carmichael in serving its customers’ US Customs brokerage and trade compliance needs. This transaction allows APL Logistics to bring this service capability in-house.
“Today, APL Logistics has the processes and systems in place to help customers comply with the US Customs and Border Protection’s programs at origins,” said APL Logistics Vice President of International Logistics Services Tony Sasimovich.”
Add to that Carmichael’s Customs brokerage and trade consulting capabilities in the US, and we will be well-positioned to coordinate the flow of goods and information from the factory floor at an international origin to the store-door in the US.”
“Carmichael is proud to become part of the APL Logistics organisation,” said the owners of the company John and Vincent Salvo, who will remain in APL Logistics after the acquisition.
“After 50 years of operating successfully as an independent company, we’re excited that our customers can now enjoy the full range of services offered by APL Logistics’ global network,” said founder of Carmichael Enrico Salvo.
Carmichael offers traditional customs brokerage, trade compliance, consulting, and transportation services. It operates in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, New York/New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle/Tacoma, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Savannah and Memphis.