AFF Global Logistics, a Fife, Wash.-based domestic ocean freight forwarder, acquired Alaskan Express (AE), Sumner, Wash.

AE will merge its business operations with AFF, further strengthening its presence and services in the Alaska economy.

"We are excited to welcome the talented Alaskan Express staff to the AFF team. This is a tremendous opportunity to combine our resources and pursue our common goal to deliver best-in-class capabilities, technology and services into the Alaska market," says Craig Forbes, AFF vice president of Alaska operations. "Alaskan Express has a strong reputation, and joining forces was a logical choice that will benefit all of our customers."

"AFF is a great choice of partner, and will allow us to take advantage of the many synergies we share to deliver added value services to the customers of both companies," says Pete Schaul, president of AE.