About Us

As a subsidiary of Denmark based Scan-Group, our history in shipping and logistics dates back to 1969. From Scan-Group, Shipco Transport was founded in 1988 and has organically grown into one of the world's leading neutral NVOCCs.
Headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, Shipco Transport operates more than 75 offices in over 30 countries across 5 continents and employs over 2,200 people. Our company's truly intermodal character offering Air Freight, LCL and FCL Ocean Freight services, uniquely positions Shipco as a 'one stop' provider of worldwide transportation solutions.
Furthering our global presence, Shipco Transport is a founding member of the  Worldwide Alliance, an association of the world's leading neutral NVOCCs, and the AirCargoGroup, a global organization of neutral Air Freight wholesalers. These strategic alliances bring together exclusive networks of like-minded companies ensuring a synergy of service at both ends of the shipping process.

Shipco History

Shipco Transport History, 2016-2017

On May 22, 2017 a new operations office was opened dedicated to better serving customers in the Vancouver area.


Qingdao, China - CN
Kicking off the year with a new addition, Air Import and Export operations commenced in a new Shipco Airfreight location in Qingdao on January 1, 2016.

Sofia, Bulgaria
A new location in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria officially opened on Monday, May 9, 2016. The office in Sofia was a natural step for Shipco Europe’s continued growth in the Balkan area.

Shipco Transport History, 2011-2015

Chatham, USA
Shipco Transport's Global Corporate Headquarters is established in Chatham, NJ on January 12, 2015.

Mumbai, India
Pune, India
March 2015, Shipco IT is officially established in Mumbai and Pune, India.

Ipoh, Malaysia
Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
With a growing need in Malaysia, Shipco Malaysia expands to a total of 4 offices in March, with the opening of Ipoh and Pasir Gudang.

Semarang, Indonesia
Shipco expands presence in Indonesia with third office in May 2015.

Cebu, Philippines
As of September 24, 2015, the new branch in Cebu, Philippines has joined the existing business in Manila.

Izmir, Turkey
Shipco Izmir was established on October 8 to assist the existing office in Istanbul and offer superior coverage to the Turkey Market.

Taiwan Airfreight began operation in December 2015. While Shipco Transport’s ocean freight operations have had an existing presence here, we remain committed to developing the most complete global network, as well as providing diverse product offerings and customized solutions to a global customer base.


Auckland Airfreight, New Zealand
In February 2014, Shipco Airfreight commenced operations in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ho Chi Minh Airfreight, Vietnam
Airfreight office in Ho Chi Minh, March 2014.

Chongqing, China
Effective April 1, 2014, Shipco Transport expanded in West China with the opening of Shipco Transport Chongqing.

Da Nang Airfreight, Vietnam
Hanoi Airfreight, Vietnam
Hai Phong Airfreight, Vietnam
Expanding into Vietnam, Shipco Airfreight opened offices in Da Nang, Hanoi and Haiphong.

Seoul Airfreight, Korea
Airfreight established an office in Seoul in October 2014, giving Shipco Airfreight a total of 32 offices.


Toronto Airfreight, Canada
Montreal Airfreight, Canada
Santiago Airfreight, Chile
Shipco Airfreight expands its American activities to include Canada and Chile with airfreight operations in Toronto, Montreal and Santiago respectively.

Dalian Airfreight, China
With the initiation of airfreight operations in Dalian, Shipco Airfreight is now covering the China market with four dedicated airfreight offices.

SSC Abu Dhabi
Following the success in Dubai, an additional branch was established within UAE in Abu Dhabi.

Da Nang, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Complementing its existing operation in Ho Chi Minh, Shipco Transport opened additional two offices in Da Nang and Hanoi, Vietnam.

Riga Airfreight, Latvia
Thanks to its excellent geographical location, Riga is a popular Airfreight destination making it an obvious choice for a new Shipco Airfreight office, proof of Shipco's continuous growth in the Baltics region.

Karachi, Faisalabad, Lahore & Sialkot, Pakistan
Shipco Transport expanded its cooperation with long-time partner General Maritime, with the opening of a franchise operation in Karachi, Pakistan. Branch offices located in Faisalabad, Lahore and Sialkot.

Karachi Airfreight, Pakistan
April 2013

Seoul, Korea
Busan, Korea
Shipco Transport enters into a joint venture with their long standing agent, MTM Freight in Korea and Shipco Transport Korea commences operation on April 15, 2013.

Auckland, New Zealand
Shipco Transport and Profreight Auckland enter into a joint venture agreement and operations commences on June 1, 2013 for Shipco Auckland.

Taipei, Taiwan
After many years of working with an exclusive agent, Shipco Transport opened its own office in Taiwan on August 1, 2013.

ICT Long Beach, USA
The third ICT opened in Long Beach, California to work on conjunction with Shipco Los Angeles.

Bucharest, Romania
Shipco Transport expanded with the opening of a new fully operational office in the capital city Bucharest, Romania on September 1, 2013.

New Jersey, United States
In September 2013, Shipco Transport Inc. marked its 25th anniversary with a celebration in New Jersey.


Laem Chabang, Thailand
Building on its Thailand activities, Shipco Transport opened its Laem Chabang office on April 1, 2012.

Osaka, Japan
Shipco Transport opened its second office in Japan, in the city of Osaka, on April 1,2012.

Xiamen, China
Given the importance of China in terms of world trade, Shipco Transport opened an office in Xiamen in the southern part of the country.

Kiev, Ukraine
On June 1, 2012 Shipco Transport opened Kiev, its second office in Ukraine.

Guangzhou Airfreight, China
Guangzhou air office opened for business.


Hai Phong, Vietnam
Extending its footprint in Vietnam, Shipco Transport opened in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Boston, USA
Expanding its presence on the USA East Coast, Shipco Transport opened an office in Boston, Massachusetts in April to accommodate a strong local customer base.

Guangzhou, China
Shipco Transport widened its coverage in China with the opening of Shipco Transport Guangzhou.

St. Petersburg, Russia
Moscow, Russia
July 2011 saw the opening of Shipco Transport's first offices in the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Manchester, UK
Expanding its presence in the UK market, Shipco Transport opened a sales office in Manchester in the north of England.

Dublin, Ireland
November 1, 2011 saw the opening of Shipco Transport in Dublin.

Manila Airfreight, Phillippines
An airfreight office opened in Manila.

SSC Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Further expansion led to the opening of SSC Consolidation in Dubai, UAE.

Shipco Transport History, 2006-2010

Istanbul, Turkey
May 1, 2010 saw further expansion in the Shipco Transport Group with the opening of an office in Istanbul, Turkey.

ICT Elizabeth, USA
Following the success of ICT in Miami, International Cargo Terminals (ICT) expanded its activities and presence with the opening of a new cargo terminal facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. ICT Elizabeth is a fully boded facility with 52 receiving doors and also houses Shipco Transport's New York Branch operations.

Ningbo, China
Qingdao, China
In order to better serve its key, global accounts, Shipco Transport opened booking offices in both Ningbo and Qingdao.

Jakarta Airfreight, Indonesia
Surabaya Airfreight, Indonesia
Due to a growing need, Shipco Airfreight launched two offices in Indonesia, Jakarta and Surabaya.


Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
On March 2, 2009 Shipco Transport Vietnam Ltd. was official opened. Shipco Transport Ho Chi Minh is the first neutral NVOCC operating in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

ICT Miami, USA
On March 12, 2009 the Group's first fully owned Cargo Terminal was official opened in Miami, Florida as a separate entity under the name International Cargo Terminals Inc. (ICT). ICT offers state of the art cargo terminal facilities to both own Scan Group entities as well as 3rd party customers.

Koper, Slovenia
Shipco's first office at the Adriatic Sea, Shipco Transport Koper, commenced operation in the spring of 2009.

Shenzhen, China
Shipco Transport (Shenzhen) Ltd. commences operation on April 15, 2009. The Shenzhen market has grown rapidly during the last decade and despite the strong presence in Hong Kong it was decided to enter the Shenzhen market to further expandthe Shipco's commitment to the region.

Houston Airfreight, USA
Although doing airfreight since 2002, in May 2009, Shipco Airfreight expanded by opening its own office within the airport in Houston. The office was located on the second floor of the cargo receiving terminal. Being neighbor to the main airlines and literally "on top" of the cargo terminal provides an invaluable advantage when handling air freight.

Bangkok Resource Center
Beginning as a small project to test the outsourcing of FCL Documentation and quickly growing into a large and efficient resource for all Shipco offices, Bangkok Resource Center was officially established in July 2009.

Hong Kong Airfreight, China
Singapore Airfreight, Singapore
Colombo Airfreight, Sri Lanka
Airfreight offices were also established in Hong Kong, Singapore and Colombo.

Dalian, China
October 1, 2009 saw the opening of another office for Shipco in China, namely Dalian, marking another key strategic office for Shipco Transport in this region.


Shanghai Airfreight, China
Kuala Lumpur Airfreight, Malaysia
Penang Airfreight, Malaysia
Air offices open in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, further expanding our airfreight presence in Asia.


San Francisco Airfreight, USA
San Francisco Airfreight is started, increasing our presence in the USA West Coast.

Surabaya, Indonesia
Shipco Transport expands its coverage in Indonesia through establishment of its own office on March 1, 2007 in Surabaya.

WorldWide Alliance
Shipco Transport is proud to be a founding member of the WorldWide Alliance, a network of the world's leading NVOCCs. Founded in 2007, the WWA is dedicated to providing customers with solutions for their LCL cargo through a worldwide network of exclusive agents.


Bangkok Airfreight, Thailand
In June 2006, Shipco Transport expanded its airfreight activities to Asia, initially through opening an office in Bangkok Airport.

Odessa, Ukraine
Shipco Transport enters the Black Sea market through the establishment of an Odessa office on September 15, 2006.

Shanghai, China
In December 2006, Shipco Transport's representative office in Shanghai changes status into a fully operational A-Licensed entity in the Peoples' Republic of China.

Shipco Transport History, 2001-2005

Vilnius, Lithuania
Shipco Transport expanded to full coverage of the 3 Baltic States with own offices. On July 1, 2005 Shipco Transport Vilnius commenced business.

Riga, Latvia
August 1, 2005 the full Baltic coverage is complete with the opening of Shipco Transport Riga.


Manila, Philippines
In July, Shipco Transport expanded into the Philippine market by establishing an office in the Philippine capital, Manila in a joint venture with Shipco Transports agent, PAC Atlantic.

Gdynia, Poland
Shipco Transport Gdynia, Poland opened its doors for business on November 1, 2004.

Shipco Transport co-founded the AirCargoGroup, a Global Association of Leading Neutral Airfreight Wholesalers, committed to delivering value - added international airfreight services, exclusively to the worldwide retail freight forwarding, shipping, logistics and transport related industry.

SSC Antwerp
SSC Rotterdam
SSC Consolidation was formed when SACO Shipping GmbH, joined forces with the existing Shipco Transport offices in the Netherlands and Belgium in October 2004. Since inception, SSC has grown organically into one of the leading neutral NVOCCs in Benelux.


Santiago, Chile
On January 1, 2002 a Shipco Transport office was established in Santiago, being Shipco Transport's entrance to the South American Region.

Helsinki, Finland
Oy Shipco Transport AB Finland was established in Helsinki on April 1, 2002.

Oslo, Norway
Simultaneously, on April 1, 2002 Shipco Transport AS in Oslo was opened, meaning Shipco Transport was established with own offices in all 4 Nordic Countries.

Shanghai, China
On July 1, 2002 the first Shipco Transport office in China was established in Shanghai as a representative office.

Montreal, Canada
Shipco further strengthened its position in the Canadian market with the opening of a second office in Montreal in 2002.

Houston Airfreight, USA
Houston Airfreight office was established.


Tokyo, Japan
The Shipco Transport coverage of the Far East Region was further strengthened with the opening of Shipco Transport Japan in Tokyo on January 1, 2001.

Shipco Transport History, 1996-2000

Gothenburg, Sweden
Further strengthening Shipco's position in Scandinavia, Shipco Transport AB was opened in Gothenburg, Sweden on February 2, 2000.

Seattle Airfreight, USA
Airfreight opened a new office in Seattle.


Tallinn, Estonia
Shipco Transport Tallinn was established on August 15, 1999 as a coordinating office for all current activities within Shipco Transport in the Baltic region.

JFK Airfreight, USA
In order to better service its New York customer base, Shipco Airfreight (JFK) opened an office at J.F. Kennedy Airport. The opening of this location further strengthened the company's airfreight presence in the United States.

Atlanta Airfreight, USA
Airfreight continued to blossom with a new office in Atlanta.


Toronto, Canada
To continue the expansion on the North American continent and as a natural development of the overall market strategy, Shipco Transport Toronto was established on January 1, 1998 to offer the full range of neutral NVOCC services to the Canadian market.

Antwerp, Belgium
With volumes growing to and from the European continent, the need for a European gateway became evident. On January 15, 1998, Shipco Transport NV was established in Antwerp providing a comprehensive gateway concept for export, servicing Shipco Transport offices in the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and exclusive agents in other European countries.

Jakarta, Indonesia
Originally established as a representative office, but later changed to a fully operational entity in close cooperation with long-term business associate Gesuri Lloyd, Indonesia, Shipco Transport Jakarta, was established on September 1, 1998.

Bangkok, Thailand
Despite turbulent economic conditions in the South Asia region also affecting Thailand, Shipco Transport (Bangkok, Thailand) Ltd. was established on September 7, 1998 initially in cooperation with long-term business associate Appenship Siam Sept Group.

Singapore, Singapore
Shipco's activities in Asia rapidly grew and the need for a fast decision making process made it necessary to establish Shipco Transport's Asia Regional Office in Singapore on October 26, 1998.


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
On June 1, 1997, Shipco Transport BV was established. Rotterdam, The Netherlands marked the beginning of Shipco Transport's export services from North Europe to destinations worldwide.

Hoboken, USA
As a natural development and in cooperation with the parent company, Scan-Shipping A/S, Copenhagen and its Project Division, Shipco Transport Hoboken, New Jersey established a Project/Out of Gauge Department on June 1, 1997. This new Department provided services to the existing customer base ranging from a 20' open top container with over height to complete turnkey projects.


Hong Kong, China
Shipco Transport (HK) Ltd. was established on July 15, 1996, approximately one year prior to the "hand-over" of Hong Kong. The Group experienced a rapid growth in traffic both to and from this important Asian gateway. Where other companies were leaving Hong Kong during this period, Scan Group decided to invest in this very important region.

Penang, Malaysia
Coverage in Malaysia expanded with the establishment of Shipco Transport Sdn. Bhd. Penang on December 1, 1996.

San Francisco, USA
With volumes growing in and out of the Bay Area of Northern California, Shipco Transport San Francisco was established on December 1, 1996 to further strengthen ties to the local business community.

Los Angeles Airfreight,USA
Miami Airfreight, USA
Airfreight offices in Los Angeles and Miami were opened, now covering the 4 main USA gateways.

New York Airfreight, USA
In 1996, the Airfreight Division in New York (EWR) was segregated and moved to its own facilities close to Newark Airport. Shipco Airfreight has grown to have nationwide coverage in the USA.

Shipco Transport History, 1991-1995

Miami, USA
Miami has always been recognized as the USA gateway to Latin America. With Shipco Transport's expansion offering services into the Central and South American markets, presence with an own office in Miami became a necessity. On April 1, 1995, Shipco Miami opened for business.

Port Klang, Malaysia
Shipco Transport Sdn. Bhd., Port Klang, was established on April 7, 1995 to further service the growing customer base in Malaysia and to establish a presence in the main deep sea port in Port Klang.

Atlanta, USA
Shipco Atlanta was established on October 2, 1995 to further enhance the coverage of southern United States and to participate in one of the fastest growing markets in the USA.

Chicago Airfreight, USA
A productive year, Shipco Transport also added an air office in Chicago, giving us a foothold in the USA.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Shipco Transport Denmark A/S was established to cater to the growing demand for a neutral provider of NVOCC services in Denmark. The first day of business was November 1, 1995. Shipco Transport was now established in Scan Group's "Home Port" of Copenhagen.

Airfreight, USA
Shipco Airfreight became authorized by IATA (CNS) in 1995.


New York Airfreight, USA
By establishing an Airfreight Division in New York the fall of 1994, Shipco Transport became multimodal and thereby able to offer the industry a full range of international transportation services.

Seattle, USA
With a growing demand for providing customer service and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Shipco Transport Seattle was established on October 1, 1994.


Charleston, USA
Charleston joined the mix. As a further expansion into the southern United States and to provide an important hub for the region, Shipco Transport Charleston was established on September 13, 1993.

Singapore, Singapore
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Shipco Transport offices in Singapore and Colombo were established to provide Shipco Transport with a presence in Asia.


New York, USA
After only four years, the progress made drove the need to move Shipco Transport New York to a large facility in Hoboken, NJ. This facility is home to the Americas Regional office to this day.


London, UK
As the first step towards a global presence, Shipco Transport Ltd., London was established initially to handle and promote traffic between the USA and the UK eventually expanding into other markets, both for export and import.

Shipco Transport History, 1988-1990

Chicago, USA
In July 1990, Shipco Transport Chicago was established to provide a presence in the Central time zone and to offer international NVOCC services to the vast Midwest industrial and agricultural regions of the United States.

Houston, USA
Shipco Transport Houston was established to specifically cater to the project transportation business and general transportation in the very important USA Gulf Region.


Los Angeles, USA
Shipco opened its doors in Los Angeles, catering to the Trans Pacific market.


New York,USA
Shipco Transport Inc. was established as a subsidiary of Scan-Group A/S, Copenhagen.The first Shipco Transport office pened its doors in September 1988 in New York City and was originally started to receive FCL Cargo out of Asia. Through changing market conditions and growing uncertainty, Shipco quickly found a stable place within the market as a LCL Consolidator, the main focus of the company to this day.