Our History

History

In 1983, the ownership of OCEANAIR set forth a corporate vision to become the leading Freight Forwarder based in New England.  We built our reputation upon educating the business community about international trade and providing innovative solutions for their international transportation needs. Our dedication to educating our clients as well as our commitment to best-in-class customer service may be why many of our clients feel OCEANAIR treats them “as part of our family and not just a customer.”  With this foundation in place, OCEANAIR’s founders grew the company from an air export firm to include exceptional services for perishables, pharmaceuticals, and expanded operations with another location in Maine to improve and localize service delivery throughout New England.  

This impressive growth also led to the advantageous proximity of our Corporate Headquarters in Revere being only 8 minutes or 4 miles to Logan Airport. The location not only houses most of our stellar team, but the facility also boasts a 30,000 square foot warehouse which is a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF), Container Freight Station (CFS), and has a bonded area. It is a cargo facility with ramp access, with the capacity for cross-docking and deconsolidation, as well as two cold storage areas to handle Cool Chain from Drop-off to Delivery.  Through the strong relationships of our global network, we have the ability to handle some of the most unique shipments.

With these company milestones, OCEANAIR became a global leader in providing Freight Forwarding services and international logistics solutions for New England.  However, we were not alone in our achievements because they were intricately related to the solutions we delivered to our clients. Proactively offering solutions and a commitment to industry education has kept us keen on always staying ahead of industry trends and economic changes.  For the past several years, this shift is relative to the change of the world’s economy because of globalization. We once had 15 lanes leaving our warehouse to global destinations on five major continents. But our mission, and vision we clear enough to adjust to these significant changes, helping assure the company place as New England’s largest independent Freight Forwarder.

Today, we continue to provide traditional Freight Forwarding Services, but the needs of our clients are much different from 1983, stemming from the advent of e-commerce and the reliance on foreign-sourced products. So, after some analysis, research, and development, we committed to being more than just a Freight Forwarder by adopting the technology to optimize logistics execution. This transition provided our customers with visibility of their business through high-quality data. The combination of advancing our technology and innovation with delivering tailored solutions led to our expansion as a premiere Logistic Service Provider (LSP).

As a result of our strategic planning and innovation, we can meet the changing demands stemming from e-commerce, distribution, and order fulfillment. Through our IT systems, we can implement a variety of integrated and customized supply chain solutions, which include transportation management tools, purchase order management, third-party logistics, and warehouse management solutions. OCEANAIR will help you navigate the demands of the modern economy as well as the ever-changing world of global logistics.

2017

OCEANAIR becomes widely recognized as a Premiere Logistics Service Provider (LSP) with the expansion of the company's offerings of logistics and warehouse services with the addition of Mr. Russ Spooner, as President of Logistics, to provide domestic warehousing, 3PL, and fulfillment services.

2016

OCEANAIR adopted technology and software to optimize logistics execution and improve visibility for our customers through high-quality data and by enhancing their user experience to access data.

2015

2015 Maine International Trade Center Service Provider of the Year

2014

During Madico Specialty Film's Customer Appreciation Day on May 22, 2014, OCEANAIR was named their Transportation Supplier of the Year for 2013. OCEANAIR President Edward Kaplan was on hand for the event and accepted the award on behalf of the company.

2002

We opened our second location in Portland, Maine, in 2002 to offer more customer specific solutions for northern New England.

1983

Founded in 1983, the company currently employs over 100 staff members with corporate headquarters located in Revere, MA, and a Falmouth ME office.