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International Trade Management (ITM) Pty Ltd, and Pengellys join the exclusive network of independent freight forwarders, The WACO System

London, UK, Thursday 8th November 2018 – 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 Richard Charles, Executive Director, The WACO System.

“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 John Antoniou, Chief Executive Officer, International Trade Management Pty Ltd.

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 Trevor Pengelly, Director, Pengellys.

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.

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Founded in 1973, WACO is the world’s foremost independent global freight management and logistics organisation.

WACO has a community of 117 members in 114 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year including one million tons of airfreight.

The exclusive network has a combined annual turnover of USD four billion.

The company is an Association owned by its members with its Corporate Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, and operational management in London, UK.

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Emma Murray
Meantime Communications

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