PHILADELPHIA--(Leading Edge Logistics (LEL), one of the fastest growing non-asset based global third party logistics companies, today announced the acquisition of Horizon International Shipping of Miami and San Juan, a Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC), joining Leading Edge Logistics’ Puerto Rico division LEL Caribe. This represents the second acquisition by Leading Edge Logistics this year when the company acquired C&F Logistics of San Juan in March, making Leading Edge Logistics a leading NVOCC to the Puerto Rico market and expanding its service area to other parts of the Caribbean including the Cayman Islands and Panama.)--
“This acquisition is pivotal in reaching one of our main goals of expanding into the Caribbean marketplace”
“This acquisition is pivotal in reaching one of our main goals of expanding into the Caribbean marketplace,” said Thomas Torcomian, CEO of LEL. “By effectively serving the Caribbean market with world class logistics we are able to introduce our company to the Mainland US, Canada and Mexico shippers that sell in Puerto Rico. It’s a win, win for everyone,” added Torcomian.
Torcomian went on to say that the acquisition provides an opportunity for synergy between the two companies, adding another warehouse in Miami for a total of two in that location and optimizing current locations in Elizabeth, NJ, Jacksonville, FL and San Juan.
Horizon International Shipping of Miami and San Juan was founded by Vicky Arbelaez in 1995 who grew the company to a profitable NVOCC. Arbelaez will be based in LEL’s Miami location.
“Vicky Arbelaez brings a wealth of experience and energy to our company and will significantly contribute to our goal of being the number one NVOCC in the Caribbean,” said Torcomian.
Leading Edge Logistics has offices throughout the Continental US, Mexico and Puerto Rico and manages logistics for a wide range of manufacturing distribution companies. Leading Edge Logistics is a Performance based Logistics company that guarantees cost savings to 100% of its customers. For additional information, visit www.leadingedgelogistics.com.