OUR HISTORY

For 40 years, we’ve led the way with exceptional customer service and flexible supply chain solutions.

Our Journey

Our journey began in 1983, when three friends – Ed Kaplan, Joe Wyson, and Harvey Waite –  shared a dream to pioneer a new approach in supply chain logistics.  Their vision:  to create an innovative, flexible global logistics company that works in a true partnership with its clients.

Starting out as a small air export firm, OCEANAIR built our reputation by providing our clients with exceptional customer service, innovative solutions to their unique international transportation challenges, and a commitment to educating our clients on international trade and regulatory compliance.  With the addition of our Perishables and Pharmaceuticals divisions and the opening of our second location in Portland, Maine, we quickly grew to become one of the region’s leaders in international logistics management and supply chain solutions.

Today, we continue to provide traditional Freight Forwarding services, but the needs of our clients are much different than they were in 1983.  The reliance on foreign-sourced products and the advent of e-commerce left a gap in the supply chain, so we committed to being more than just a Freight Forwarder.  To protect our nation’s supply chain, we became CTPAT certified and opened a Certified Cargo Screening Facility.  We empowered our clients to make informed decisions about their supply chains by providing valuable Business Intelligence when we adopted best-in-class technology solutions.  To help our clients meet the rising demands stemming from e-commerce, distribution, and order fulfillment, we became a premiere Logistics Service Provider by opening our Warehousing and Distribution Center.   And we optimized logistics execution when we expanded our service offerings with the addition of our Truckload Brokerage division.

Through our dedication and commitment to strategic planning and innovation, OCEANAIR will help you navigate the demands of the modern economy and the ever-changing world of global logistics.

Because Your Business Matters to Us

Times have changed, but our purpose hasn’t.

Relationships

We’re committed to building long-lasting relationships that make a difference.  We take the time to clearly understand your business needs and create solutions to help you grow your business and increase profit.

Communication

We believe that communication is the key in building trust.  We communicate openly and honestly with our customers to ensure that their needs are met and their supply chains are kept running smoothly and efficiently.

Performance

Our objective is to maintain excellent quality standards in every area of our business.  We are proactive and flexible in creating solutions and delivering services that drive real value for our clients.

People

Our people make the difference. Because the success of your business matters to us as much as it does to you, we live for the satisfaction of delivering what we promise on each and every consignment.

Explore Our History

1983

1983

  • OCEANAIR is born in Revere, MA
1985

1985

  • We found the Titanic
1988

1988

  • Purchased 36,000 sq. ft. Corporate HQ in Revere
  • Acquired 3 customs brokers
1998

1998

  • Launched Perishables by OCEANAIR
2002

2002

  • Opened our 2nd location in Portland, ME
2005

2005

  • Launched Pharmaceuticals by OCEANAIR
2006

2006

  • Received CTPAT Certification
2010

2010

  • Became a Certified Cargo Screening Facility
2013

2013

  • Introduced Entertainment by OCEANAIR
2014

2014

  • Named Madico Specialty Film’s Transportation Supplier of the Year for 2013
2015

2015

  • Named as Maine International Trade Center‘s Service Provider of the Year
2016

2016

  • Adopted technology to optimize logistics execution and improve client visibility through high-quality data
2018

2018

  • Opened our 3rd location in Denver, CO, establishing the Truckload Brokerage Division
  • Founded OCEANAIR Warehousing LLC in Andover, MA
2020

2020

  • Opened our 4th location in Providence, RI