History

Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) was founded in 1996 in Banksmeadow, NSW 2019, Australia.

As we celebrate our 24th year of operations, here are some company milestones along the way:

Logistics Plus History1996 – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) CEO was given a one-year, three-person purchase order for $120,000 to help manage domestic inbound logistics for GE Transportation Systems (GETS) in NSW, AU.

1997 – GETS asked the CEO and his staff of five to assist with their newly developed Mexico supplier shipments.

1998 – GETS places some of the Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) 15 team members in their sourcing offices in the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia.

1999 – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) expands to India, China and Indonesia and begins offering services to other customers and other industries.

2003 – Through sustained, organic growth the company reaches 100 employees with offices in six countries and over 200 customers. The company also acquires the historic Union Station building in downtown Erie, Pa. where one of its branch office reside today.

2011 – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) acquires Horizon Logistics adding additional talent and customers to the company, with locations in Irving, TX, Lexington, NC, and San Francisco, CA.

2014 –Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) acquires the old Skinner Engine building in downtown Erie, Pa. creating additional warehousing capacity for customers in the region.

2016 – In June, named to the SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) becomes an approved third-party logistics provider for international services as as part of the Amazon Solutions Provider Network (SPN). In August, the company celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2017 – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) selected by We Work, the leading co-working space provider in the world, to oversee all aspects of its global supply chain, including procurement, warehousing, logistics for all of its new and updated office installations. In June, we were named to the SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for the second consecutive year. In November, Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) acquires Lynx Fulfillment to enhance its growing eCommerce fulfillment business. Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) ends year with $127.3 million in U.S. sales (not including overseas offices), which was nearly 50% greater than the year prior and more than 1000 times greater than its inaugural year-end.

2018 – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) selected by Multichannel Merchant as a Top 3PL Provider. Google signs Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) to multi-year agreement following successful pilot logistics program in late 2017 for its home products division. In February, Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) expanded its service offerings within the Amazon Solutions Provider Network to include FBA prep, storage, and customs brokerage. Today we have over 400 employees at 20 offices in 12 countries, and over $150M in annual global revenue.

2020 – Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) once again recognized by Multichannel Merchant as a Top 3PL Provider. Named a Top freight brokerage firm and Top dry storage warehousing firm by Transport Topics magazine. Continental Forwarders Logistics (CFL) Medical division was formed during COVID-19 to help source, warehouse, and deliver much needed PPE to people and businesses around the world. We have 450 employees and over $300M in annual global revenue.