History

                Historical highlights

                1945

                • Gerry Livingston’s export packaging firm incorporated, under the name Livingston Lumber & Manufacturing Ltd.
                • Grows for 30 years in warehousing and transportation.

                1960

                • The Tillsonburg “Livvies,” a local basketball team sponsored by Gerry Livingston, won the Canadian basketball championships.

                1967

                • Name changed to Livingston Industries Limited.

                1978

                • Launched into customs brokerage.
                • Grew by acquisition over the next 10 years.

                1981

                • Changed name to Livingston International.

                1986

                • Businesses restructured under?Livingston Group.
                • Customs brokerage unit named?Livingston International.

                1993

                • Expanded into U.S. customs brokerage, to become the first customs broker operating coast to coast in both countries.

                1997

                • Livingston International?bought by private equity investment firm, CAI Capital.

                1999

                • Bought Blaiklock, a Canadian? customs broker about 25% Livingston’s size, with international freight forwarding; Blaiklock Inc. was Canada’s oldest customs brokerage firm, established in 1876.

                2000-2001

                • Named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2000.
                • Requalified for the award again in 2001.

                2002

                • Became publicly traded as an income trust, trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange: LIV.UN.
                • Acquired Consultrans, a small transportation brokerage company, to double its North American truck operation.

                2003

                • Acquired Osowski, a Chicago-based customs broker and freight forwarder, to launch into U.S. air/sea business.

                2005

                • Bought Great Lakes, a U.S. northern border?broker, and its software arm, which developed SmartBorder? for U.S. air/sea brokers.
                • Acquired Searail, a Vancouver-based vehicle transportation broker.

                2006

                • Successfully acquired PBB Global Logistics, Livingston’s?largest competitor,?a Canadian-based customs broker and third-party logistics provider operating in North America.

                2010

                • Was acquired by Sterling Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
                • Acquired Maquilogistics, establishing a presence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

                2011

                • Acquired Hipage, increasing air/ocean strength and gaining presence in southeastern U.S.

                2012

                • Acquired customs and trade compliance business, formerly known as Vastera, from JPMorgan, extending operations to Mexico, Europe and Asia.
                • Expanded customs brokerage and international freight forwarding capabilities primarily in U.S. with acquisition of Dell Will, Maher, Evans and Wood, Jensen and MBLX.

                2013

                • Acquired Advantex Express Inc. in Canada as well as its two U.S. entities, Advantex Express, Inc. and Andina Group International.

                2014

                • Acquired FPA Customs Brokers, based in New York and Los Angeles, increasing specialization in the retail and textile industries.

                2015

                • Expanded into Brazil and India through Global Trade Management services to support clients.

                2016

                • Expanded into Taiwan through Global Trade Management services to support clients.
                • Acquired Montreal-based Affiliated Customs Brokers including its related companies: Affiliated Customs Brokers USA, J.A. Léveillé & Fils, P. Mines Customs Brokers, A.W.W. Kyle Logistics Inc., and ACTS.

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