BVM - Nov, 2014 - page 76

76 Business View - November 2014
Charting a Course for Clients
Compass Forwarding provides customized logistics with dedicated service
Compass Forwarding is a full-service international
transportation and logistics company that specializes
in customized solutions. For more than 60 years, since
it was founded in 1947 following the end of World War
II, its aim had been to provide customers with the most
efficient and cost-effective services available. Experi-
ence, flexibility and fundamental belief in perpetual
innovation has made it an industry leader and a trust-
worthy resource for transportation needs.
Compass leverages that experience to all aspects of a
move, utilizing whatever means of transportation are
necessary for outbound and inbound shipments by
land, sea, or air, and works directly with clients while
always striving to offer better, faster and more reliable
Founder Joe Shelala’s initial business focus was to
support the transport of surplus military aircrafts.
Upon their arrival in Brooklyn, N.Y. – the company be-
gan in a storefront in the borough’s Cobble Hill neigh-
borhood – he would remove the wings and propeller,
put the remaining structure in a crate and ready it for
shipment to the next destination. These days, the com-
pany is still in the family and operates from a 25,000
square-foot space alongside John F. Kennedy Interna-
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