Who we are

Optimization and innovation since 1988

 

 

 

OIA Global is a full-service supply chain management provider

At OIA, we’re all about taking customer experiences to the next level with creative supply chain solutions. We believe in delivering exceptional, personalized service that not only meets your needs but exceeds your expectations. We do this by leveraging our deep industry expertise and offering a holistic suite of services designed to optimize every aspect of your supply chain.

Our mission is to help you achieve maximum visibility, reliability, and intelligence across your supply chain. We understand that in today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving business world, it’s critical to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re always exploring innovative new ways to help you drive success and achieve your goals.

From cutting-edge technology solutions to expert guidance and support, we’re here to empower your business and help you thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. So why settle for average when you can experience exceptional? Join us, and let’s take your supply chain to the next level.

History of OIA Global

Since 1988, OIA Global has grown into a $1.3+ billion leader in supply chain management by delivering clients a unique combination of logistics management, packaging design and optimization, materials sourcing, and much more.

OIA has built and maintained strong customer-centric values, which allows us to constantly reinvent ourselves and find innovative solutions when it appears there aren’t any. We remain convinced that delivering high quality, solutions-oriented service is the best way to conduct business.

We have our world headquarters in Portland, Oregon, USA, but maintain an expansive presence across 25+ countries, with 50+ owned offices and more than 1,300 professionals. The company is privately owned by LDI, Ltd., a family office with more than a century of experience funding and operating high potential, middle-market companies.

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2023

New Branch Opens in Busan, Korea

Busan is an optimal city for OIA's operations as it provides a strategic location and strong collaborative potential. OIA Korea handles freight forwarding, client management, route planning, and many other typical branch duties.

2017

OIA Acquired American Cargo Express (ACE)

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.

2014

Brazilian Presence is Bolstered

OIA added Bellville Rodair International office in São Paulo, Brazil.

2013

OIA Acquired U.S. Worldwide Logistics Inc.

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

2013

OIA Acquired Bellville International Rodair

OIA acquired Bellville International (BRI), expanding its network by 22 offices serving 14 additional countries.

2013

Office Established in Tokyo, Japan

2013

OIA Assumed PACCESS LLC

OIA assumed the majority of assets and liabilities for PACCESS LLC'S Materials Sourcing Division, headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

2012

OIA Acquired International Transportation Services

OIA expanded into the strategic Northeast Ohio market when it acquired International Transportation Services (ITS), a premier forwarding and transportation company.

2011

Offices Established in Zurich and 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., 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

Company's 20th Anniversary and Expansion

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

2007

Office Established in Bangkok, Thailand

2006

Columbus Distribution Facility

OIA launched a distribution facility in Columbus, OH, a centrally-located, key freight gateway in the United States.

2005

Creative Packaging Solutions Launched

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

2002

Office Established in Penang, Malaysia

2001

Acquired PSD International and Pacific Shipping Distribution

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). These acquisitions included offices in Bangladesh, Beijing, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Shanghai, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. OIA also established a Chicago office to bolster its preexisting network

2000

ISO Certification

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

1999

New Company Name and Logo

OIA introduced a new name and logo to better communicate the company's wide-ranging capabilities, with OIA Global Logistics (OIA) being introduced on 1 July 1999.

1996

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

NVOCC License

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

1993

Ocean Forwarding License

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) granted OIA with an ocean forwarding license.

1992

Customs House Brokerage License

OIA was granted a customs brokerage license from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

1991

Offices Established in San Francisco and Miami

San Francisco and Miami offices were established, connecting critical markets in Asia and Latin America.

1989

Office Established in Los Angeles

Los Angeles office opened after OIA reached a key agreement with Korean Airlines to ship beef overseas.

1988

Oregon International Air Freight was Incorporated in Portland, OR, USA

OIA was originally viewed as an expert in perishable shipping. The company grew quickly after reaching an agreement with a large northwest sportswear manufacturer to provide worldwide air express services for factory components.

Awards & Accolades

OIA Global's past recognition exemplifies the company’s commitment to excellence and dedication to the customer.

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BIFA Staff Development Award

2023

Oregon Consular Corps Oregon Trade Award

2023

Transport Topics Top 100 Logistics list, #59

2022

Baker Hughes Logistics Collaboration Award

2018

BIFA Supply Chain Management Award

2017

Top 50 Third-Party Logistics Provider

2017

Oregon Business The Private 150

2016

1st Place at Dieline Awards for Nike Sport Ball Packaging Redesign Project

2010-2015

Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partner by Supply Chain Brain

2014

P&G Collaboration Award

2012

Global Freight Awards Freight Forwarder of the Year

2011

IFW Winner of the Supply Chain Partnership Award

2011

Finalist at the BIFA Awards in the Special Services Category for Fashion

2011

Finalist at the BIFA awards in the Special Services category for COUTURE

2010

Rising Star Award Winner at Cathay Pacific Cargo Awards

2009 – 2010

IFW Project/Heavylift Forwarder of the Year

2009

Finalist in the BIFA Special Services Award

2004

Inbound Logistics magazine lists OIA as a "Top 100 3PL"

Certifications

OIA Global is a certified and licensed supply chain solutions provider with some of the industry’s most-trusted accreditations.

  • C-TPAT Validated

    To meet international safety concerns, OIA earned C-TPAT certification in 2003.

  • CNS Endorsed

    OIA is endorsed by Cargo Network Services (CNS), an International Air Transport Association (IATA) company.

  • CHB Licensed

    In 1993, OIA was granted a license to operate as a Customs House Broker (CHB) by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

  • FMC/NVOCC Licensed

    In 1994, OIA was officially licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

  • IMDG/CFR49 Hazmat

    OIA is fully trained to be compliant with all U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), International Maritime Dangerous Goods.

  • World Cargo Alliance

    Member of the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) since 2012.

  • BIMCO

    Member of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) since 2019. BIMCO is a shipping community with more than 2,000 members in 130+ countries, covering >60% of the global fleet.

    Certificate of Recognition

 

Media Contact

Michelle M. Morgado

Director of Global Marketing

michelle.morgado@oiaglobal.com