TOC Logistics International, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and independent air carrier that provides supply chain network management and freight forwarding for tier one automotive suppliers, has announced it is adding customs brokerage to its service offering following a reported 50% growth in business over the past year.

It will begin by employing one broker, along with an international specialist and solutions analyst, with more recruitment planned this year.Jennifer-Lissman_TOC

“Adding a customs broker to our growing list of experts was a natural next step for our company,” said Jennifer Lissman, general manager for TOC (pictured). “Our mission is to provide innovative logistics solutions that meet or exceed our customer’s needs and expectations. At this point in our company’s life, a customs brokerage division is necessary for TOC to continue to fulfil that mission.”

Customs brokers handle all aspects of customs activities including taxes, shipment data and more. TOC’s inclusion of broker services means the company will not have to use a third party and it will directly maintain and carry out all communication activities between the government and importing or exporting customers.

“Expanding in 2015 is exciting for the company as a whole,” said president and CEO Gary Cardenas. “Adding more people to our team prepares the company well as we continue to increase our customer base and solidify our customer service model.

Around 75% TOC’s business is automotive and involves tier one suppliers looking to move parts from Europe and Asia to NAFTA region.