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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