NFI, Cherry Hill, N.J., acquired California Cartage, Long Beach, Calif., and its affiliated companies. This acquisition expands NFI’s port drayage, transloading, deconsolidation, customs examination and warehousing solutions.

CalCartage is a premier U.S. port logistics provider serving many of the largest companies in the country.

The acquisition is said to create the largest family-owned, vertically integrated 3PL in North America with Top 10 service offerings in dedicated transportation, distribution and drayage.

“I am excited to welcome CalCartage’s employees and customers to our NFI family,” says Sid Brown, chief executive officer of NFI. “Together, we will expand our capabilities, better connect our domestic and international platforms and create true end-to-end solutions. With our employees’ collective expertise and shared commitment to exceptional customer service, NFI becomes a supply chain powerhouse that can deliver value at a new level to our blue chip customer base.”

“NFI is a perfect cultural fit for the CalCartage family and is why we sought them out since the beginning,” says Bob Curry, Sr., CalCartage owner and chairman. “Our people have built up this company over its long history, and NFI is an ideal organization to grow with and provide more opportunities for our employees, independent contractor partners and customers.”

The acquisition expands NFI’s North American distribution footprint to 41.5 million square feet, a portfolio that consists of warehousing, e-commerce, automated, cross-dock, transloading and customs examination facilities. In addition, NFI’s dedicated transportation and drayage network grows to nearly 4,000 tractors and its brokerage and transportation management capacity to nearly 30,000 carrier partners.