OL International acquires Orion Marine Corp

Apr 19, 2017 | Press Release

NEW YORK, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — OL International Holdings LLC (OL International) today announced the acquisition of project steamship agent and broker Orion Marine Corporation (Orion Marine). Orion Marine, which also operated under the ConFlo Lines brand, is a specialist in delivering project, oversized and hazardous cargo to remote and difficult to reach corners of the globe. Orion Marine brings significant experience and capability to the OL International portfolio of logistics services.

Founded in 1971 by Peter Schauer in Chicago, Orion Marine has developed a reputation for delivering sensitive and difficult-to-handle cargo under challenging conditions. “I built the business to succeed in locales around the world, such as Afghanistan, Mongolia, Siberia, or Zimbabwe, where specific expertise are required to provide a high level of customer service,” stated Mr. Schauer. “We are excited to have partnered with the OL International team and believe they are the perfect complement to our core service offering enabling us to utilize their leading technology and integrated suite of solutions.” Mr. Schauer will remain with the company and serve as Executive Vice President of Orion Marine USA LLC.

“Adding oversized logistics capabilities has been a strategic goal of ours for some time, and bringing Peter and his team into the OL International family will serve as a resource across all our company offices and agents in over 140 countries,” said Alan Baer, President of OL International. “Peter built a recognized leader in our business in Orion Marine and we are proud to have brought his team on board.”

Shippers are encouraged to contact the OL USA to learn more about our services at +1.516.654.7200 or info@ol-usa.com.

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