Transplace to set up new operations in Calgary and Montreal

Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace recently announced it has expanded its Canadian division operations, opening up new locations in Calgary and the Greater Montreal area.

By ·

Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace recently announced it has expanded its Canadian division operations, opening up new locations in Calgary and the Greater Montreal area.

Transplace’s new facility in Quebec is in close proximity to a distinct and unique transportation community of shippers and carriers and the Calgary office is near large shale oil reserves, which serves as a direct reflection of the company’s oil and gas expertise and services.

In December 2012, Transplace acquired Torus Freight Systems, a Richmond Hill, Ontario-based logistics services provider specializing in Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight. Torus was subsequently renamed as Transplace Canada.

“Acquiring Torus Freight Systems and its office in Richmond Hill, Ontario allowed Transplace to further expand its presence across North America and continue to specialize in Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight,” said Transplace President and CEO George Abernathy in an interview. “Expanding our Canadian operations to include offices in Calgary and the Greater Montreal area further supports Transplace’s commitment to growth and to provide outstanding transportation management and brokerage services to shippers doing business cross-border and throughout Canada.”

These new offices, noted Abernathy, will provide Transplace customers with transportation management and brokerage services and technology for all Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada shipments. And with the Calgary office being located in the heart of large shale oil reserves, he explained it presents a tremendous opportunity for Transplace to provide its oil and gas expertise and services to Canadian businesses in that market.

Transplace will be providing transportation management services, primarily as a broker initially, in the Montreal and Calgary offices, with dozens of customers serviced out of each location, and Abernathy said that both offices will initially have approximately 5 employees, but expect to grow rapidly in 2015.

As for how Transplace previously served shippers in Greater Montreal and Calgary, Abernathy said it used to serve shippers out of its Toronto office, but expanding its Canadian operations to include Greater Montreal and Calgary will allow it to better serve our existing customers as well as new customers, and continue to specialize in Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight.

“The unique opportunity in Quebec will be serviced with local bi-lingual resources who are very familiar with the needs of this Province, while Calgary resources will have domain expertise in the ever growing markets in that Province’s rapidly growing transportation needs,” he said.


About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

Transplace · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
The Essential Guide to High Value, Low TCO WMS on the Fast Track
A warehouse could become your weakest link if you can’t execute with speed and accuracy. Your bottom line will be negatively impacted, so will your customer’s experience, and they are only one click away from buying from your competitors!
Download Today!
From the November 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships into true, collaborative partnerships—and greatly strengthened its logistics and supply chain operations in the process.
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: 2017 Awards Dinner
Trucking Regulations: Washington U-Turns; States put hammer down
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Logistics Showcase: Rising to the same-day delivery challenge
Today’s delivery puzzles are very different than traditional DC to store or warehouse to DC puzzles. It’s not just the shorter time frame for delivery; the basic requirements are significantly different and more complex as well. In this session you'll learn how to address same day delivery challenges while also driving down costs and increasing customer satisfaction.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2017 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Mallinckrodt; Mastering and managing complexity
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...

26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...