Independent freight forwarder network The WACO System has expanded its presence in Australasia after appointing two new members, for Australia and New Zealand.
Melbourne, Australia-based International Trade Management (ITM) Pty Ltd, and Auckland, New Zealand-headquartered Pengellys were both formally welcomed to the Network at its Extraordinary General Meeting in Manila, the Philippines last month.
“We are very pleased to have both companies on-board and look forward to the benefits our members will gain from working with local specialists from this very important region,” said The WACO System executive director, Richard Charles.
“There are many new and growing opportunities for business throughout Australasia, and having members we trust with solid expertise about this market is very important.”
With offices throughout Australia, ITM boasts a fleet of services including supply chain integration, logistics, Customs consultancy, and warehousing.
“ITM looks forward to working with the members of WACO, adding value and creating opportunities for importers and exporters by utilising this network of large independent companies committed to excellence,” said International Trade Management Pty Ltd chief executive officer, John Antoniou.
Family-owned Pengellys provides a wide range of supply chain and logistics service with offices both nationally as well as in Australia and China.
“Pengellys is proud to become a member of such a well-established and respected global network allowing us to grow globally whilst maintaining our focus locally,” said Pengellys director, Trevor Pengelly.
Last month’s EGM saw four new members formally appointed to the network – with the other two being Dimotrans Group for France, and Velogic Ltd, representing Mauritius, Madagascar, and Réunion.
The WACO System includes 120 independent forwarders in 116 countries and holds two meetings a year facilitating hundreds of bilateral meetings for members to network and grow business.