We are a fourth-generation family business of logistics and compliance experts that has prospered by recognizing the capability and contribution of every CH Powell employee and by fostering the goal of enabling client success through international trade.
For over a century, we have played a unique role in our country’s economic growth and in development around the globe by facilitating the flow of imports and exports. We are driven by innovation and new opportunities, striving to deliver value to our clients every day through personalized service and trade and compliance expertise.
CH Powell, a privately owned freight forwarding company is founded in Boston, MA
CH Powell opens branch offices in Liverpool, England and New York City
CH Powell manages shipping and storage of British wool during the World War II Lend-Lease Program, part of our long-standing partnership with the U.S. government and agencies
CH Powell Company becomes principal owner of Intercontinental Air Freight, Inc., the first freight forwarder and customs broker located at Boston’s Logan International Airport
Expansion into the Southeast, with offices in Charleston, Greer, SC, and Baltimore, following the shipping needs of a migrating textile machinery industry
CH Powell receives the President’s “E” Award for excellence in Export Service from the Secretary of Commerce
Westward expansion in Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Seattle and Los Angeles
Acquisition of Damco Maritime USA NVOCC operations from the Royal Nedlloyd Group
CH Powell is the first customs broker to qualify for electronic reporting of export data through a private system
CH Powell becomes a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
Tandem Global Logistics is established as a worldwide transportation network with CH Powell as Co-Founder, Brand owner, and Equity partner
CH Powell transacts a series of freight forwarder acquisitions in the Northeast and Gulf markets
CH Powell Company celebrates its Centennial anniversary, committed to continued supply chain stewardship and innovation
CH Powell selected by “World’s Greatest!...” TV Series as one of the World's Greatest logistics and customs brokerage companies
Since our founding in 1919, leadership at CH Powell has built our corporate structure around communication, compliance, quality, and resilience to meet our clients’ needs. Our operating framework is designed to develop and deliver best-in-class processes within and across service functions.