History

Avalon Customs Brokers first formed in 1974 and over the years we’ve developed a reputation for delivering on time, accurate and exceptional work.

Originally our main focus was local importing, but since then seismic exploration off the Grand Banks introduced us to the offshore industry. Avalon Customs Brokers has been involved in the offshore oil industry representing drilling operators, drill ships, supply and seismic vessels since exploration first started off Newfoundland’s east coast in the early 1970s. The company has been the agent for numerous drilling companies over the decades including Eastcan Exploration, Helmer Staubo, Neddrill, Bow Valley Exploration and Petro Canada.

In 1979, we became agents for Emery Worldwide and through the Emery network could arrange for the pickup or delivery of cargo internationally. Emery Worldwide is now known as UPS Supply Chain Solutions and we remain their agent today.

In 1988, we took over the operation of the agency department from A. Harvey & Company Ltd. and have been agents for tankers, cargo vessels, cruise ships, navy vessels and fishing fleets from all over the world. Our Ships Agency stands on its reputation as the best in the business.

In 2000, Avalon Customs Brokers formed a Logistics department to help companies with the movement of importing and exporting their commodities to and from any destination in the world. In the meantime, with the combined experience of our parent company we have been moving freight for over 150 years!

Today, we’re comprised of three departments: Freight Forwarding, Ships Agency, and Customs Brokerage and have enjoyed great success in combining the three disciplines for total customer satisfaction. We’ve grown immensely over time and our presence in the industries has spread worldwide. Our newest experiences are in the air logistics industry which we have experienced continuous growth since the year 2000.