Manitoulin Transport has opened a newly built transportation terminal in Brandon, Manitoba. This is the second new terminal Manitoulin has launched in that province within the last seven months, as it continues to gear up for further growth in that region.

“Brandon is situated in the very heart of North America. Building out our capacity here with a larger terminal not only delivers end-to-end coverage for us in Manitoba, it positions Manitoulin firmly as one of the largest and most capable providers of transportation and logistics services in Canada,” said Jeff King, President, Manitoulin Transport.

The new terminal has 50 per cent more dock space than Manitoulin’s former Brandon terminal and increases the company’s ability to provide reliable freight services and handle higher shipment volumes in a safe and organized manner, with greater speed and accuracy. To ensure that shipments are well guarded, Manitoulin has fortified its premises with advanced security measures including perimeter fencing, controlled entry and exit and 24-hour surveillance cameras on the dock and yard. In keeping with Manitoulin’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the new terminal will be equipped with all-electric forklifts.

As a single-source carrier, Manitoulin Transport offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.  In North America, its distribution coverage consists of more than 70 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres.

Separately, Manitoulin Global Forwarding has bought M.A.P. International Freight Inc. of Vaughan, Ontario. Established in 1991, M.A.P. International specializes in the movement of temperature-controlled cargoes and agri-commodities, via ocean, air and truck transportation.  Customers range from major food manufacturers and distributors to pharmaceutical companies. With a focus on moving goods in and out of North America, M.A.P. International leverages its network of agents on six continents to deliver goods to destinations all over the world.

“We are delighted to welcome M.A.P International into the Manitoulin family,” said Dwayne Hihn, President, Manitoulin Global Forwarding. “In the temperature-control realm of freight forwarding there is no room for error when you consider the delicate nature of the goods. An improperly planned delivery, be it the packaging and storage of goods or the wrong forecast on the length of a delivery, could be catastrophic for a business. As well, it is vital to be thoroughly knowledgeable about local documentation requirements in the jurisdiction of any country we serve.  You need a highly trained technical specialist in this business that understands and executes on the many intricacies involved in getting temperature-controlled freight safely and securely to its destination in its expected condition.  With the acquisition of M.A.P International, Manitoulin Global Forwarding is now that provider.”

M.A.P. International employees have transferred to Manitoulin’s offices in Toronto, Ontario.  M.A.P’s former President, Mark Albert, will also join Manitoulin in a consulting capacity and help ensure a smooth transition for customers.