A History of Achievement

In 1988, Oregon International Air Freight (OIA) was incorporated in Portland, OR to provide expedited transportation of perishable items shipping from the U.S. West Coast to Asia. Shortly after, an office in Los Angeles was opened and the company became known as an expert in expedited international air freight to Asia. 8 months later, OIA Global was nominated by a large northwest footwear manufacturer to airship component parts to factories around the world.

Over the next 10-12 years, the company continued to expand services that provided efficiencies for its clients. Customs Brokerage, Ocean Freight Forwarding, and Warehousing & Distribution were immediate services OIA expanded. In 2001, OIA continued to expand its service network by acquiring PSD International and Westrans.

In 2005, a major addition to OIA's service offering came when the company launched the Creative Packaging Solutions (CPS) team to provide cost savings through packaging redesign, sourcing and management, and supply chain optimization. This part of the business continues to grow today. Providing a wide array of global supply chain services, OIA’s clients are offered something no other 3PL provides: logistics solutions, creatively packaged.

Our Timeline

2017

OIA acquired American Cargo Express

OIA acquired American Cargo Express, expanded its presence into Toronto, Canada, as well as the key domestic markets of Boston, Charlotte, and Dallas, while strengthening existing positions in other key markets. learn more »
2014

OIA bolstered Brazilian presence

OIA added Bellville Rodair International office in Såo Paulo, Brazil market. learn more »
2013

OIA acquired U.S. Worldwide Logistics Inc. (USWWL)

OIA acquired U.S. Worldwide Logistics Inc. (USWWL), a Kentucky-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding and warehousing and distribution services. learn more »
2013

OIA acquired Bellville International

OIA acquired Bellville International expanding its network by 22 offices serving 14 additional countries. learn more »
2013

OIA assumed the majority of assets and liabilities of PACCESS LLC

OIA assumed the majority of assets and liabilities of PACCESS LLC'S (PACCESS) Materials Sourcing Division, headquartered in Portland, Oregon. learn more »
2012

OIA acquired International Transportation Services

OIA expanded into the strategic Northeast Ohio market when it acquired International Transportation Services, a premier forwarding and transportation company. learn more »
2011

OIA opened a Zurich office, and fully-owned office in Qingdao

OIA opened a Zurich office, and fully-owned office in Qingdao. OIA launched a new domestic service OIA Expedite. To better communicate the services and benefits of the ever evolving OIA, the company shortened its name from OIA Global Logistics to OIA Global, and adds the tagline, “Logistics Solutions, Creatively Packaged,” which represents offerings of forwarding, supply chain optimization and creative packaging.
2010

LDI Ltd., LLC acquired majority control of OIA

LDI Ltd., LLC, a private holding company in Indianapolis with interests in distribution and logistics recapitalized and acquired majority control of OIA Global Logistics.
2008

OIA celebrated its 20th Anniversary, expanded presence globally

OIA celebrated its 20th Anniversary, expanded its presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and launched a footwear distribution operation in Portland, Oregon and opened an office in Atlanta, GA.
2005

OIA launched Creative Packaging Solutions

OIA launched the Creative Packaging Solutions (CPS) team to provide supply-chain optimization and cost savings through packaging redesign, sourcing, and management.
2004

Top 100 3PL from “Inbound Logistics” as well as Top 100 Supply Chain Partner from Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, and more …

In 2004, OIA was awarded the prestigious Top100 3PL from Inbound Logistics as well as Top 100 Supply Chain Partner from “Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies”. A presence in Brussels, Belgium, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi, Vietnam were established through respective joint ventures. OIA expanded its China operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin, Shenyang, Quingdao, Weihai, Xuchang and Yingkou.
2001

OIA acquired PSD International and Pacific Shipping Distribution; opened Chicago office

In 2001, OIA acquired the operations of PSD International, Inc. (an international freight forwarder based in Los Angeles), Westrans (a Hong Kong based freight forwarder) and Pacific Shipping Distribution (located in Singapore), which included offices in Bangladesh, Beijing, Hong Kong, Philippines, Shanghai, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Additionally, a Chicago office was established.
2000

ISO certification

OIA achieved International Standard of Organization (“ISO”) certification.
1999

OIA introduced a new name and logo

OIA introduced a new name and logo to better communicate its capabilities. OIA Global Logistics (OIA) was introduced on July 1.
1996

Launched Cargo Risk Management Program; opened New York office; launched RF warehouse

OIA launched a Cargo Risk Management program and opened a New York office. OIA also launched a fully automated global Radio Frequency (“RF”) distribution warehouse to deliver component parts to remote international manufacturers.
1994

OIA granted NVOCC license

OIA was granted a Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (“NVOCC”) license.
1993

OIA granted Ocean Forwarding license

OIA was granted an Ocean Forwarding license from the Federal Maritime Commission ("FMC") to handle ocean freight forwarding.
1992

OIA granted a Customs House Brokerage license

OIA granted a Customs House Brokerage license
1991

San Francisco and Miami offices opened

Offices in San Francisco and Miami were established to ship perishables overseas.
1989

Los Angeles office opened

Los Angeles office opened with an agreement with Korean Airlines to ship beef overseas.
1988

Oregon International Air Freight (OIA) was incorporated in Portland, OR

The company was viewed as an expert in perishable shipping. OIA came to an agreement with a large northwest sportswear manufacturer to provide air express service of component parts to factories around the world.

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