OL International acquires project and oversized cargo logistics company Orion Marine

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Apr 19, 2017: OL International has announced the acquisition of project steamship agent and broker 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 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 utilise their leading technology and integrated suite of solutions.” 

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.

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