CANAAN TRANSPORT GROUP

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Canaan Transport Group Inc. is a fully integrated, all inclusive transportation solution for all clients looking for freight forwarding, supply chain management, logistics, and import/export trading, and business services. With our headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we are well positioned to handle all transport needs to and from Asia, Europe, the United States, South America, and other global locations. For our customer’s convenience, we also have branch offices in Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia, and Montreal, Quebec.

We are a member of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and our team members are involved in the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT)
We've been using Canaan Transport Group services for international shipments for a number of years. Besides having a reliable business partner we enjoy excellent service that makes us feel like a preferred client every time we interact. It's been a pleasure working with you and wishing you great business success!
Managing Director, Canadian affiliate of Global clothing and apparel manufacturer
We've been using Canaan Transport Group for our specialized deliveries of hazardous materials. As a fellow competitor and co-loader, we required a partnership with a company that has enough experience both in delivery and cargo handling. Since we used Canaan Transport Group as our partner - we never looked back. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Vice President, Medium sized Canadian transportation intermediary
We found Canaan Transport Group Inc. on the list of authorized brokerage dealers located at the Canadian Border Services Agency website. Due to the sensitive nature of our shipments we were looking for a reliable partner and the accreditation provided was the best recommendation we could get. We have never had any issues with customs clearance and we would like to extend our gratitude to the professionals at Canaan Transport.
Owner and CEO, South Asian Food Importer
We deal with with complicated routed deliveries and usually require different means of transportation, including warehouse stopovers. Canaan Transport Group was an ideal solution for us due to the ability to combine Air, Ocean, Rail and Road Freight services with the extended Canaan warehouse infrastructure.
Export Manager, Large Canadian Forestry Corporation
We used to have a problem with other transportation companies in the past due to failed insurance obligations. Dealing with Canaan Transport Group was a smooth ride and we've found an all-in-one solution for our various needs. We really appreciate the professional attitude and reliable partnership provided by Canaan Transport Group. Domo arigato gozaimazu!
Branch Manager, Japanese Trading Company
  • Our Mission Statement

    We are in the business of moving our customers’ cargo from origin to destination efficiently and effectively, being all that they need.

  • Our Vision

    We will proactively move your goods worldwide.

  • Our Company Slogan and Tagline

    ALL YOU NEED

    We are truly a transportation company that can provide every possible service that our customers would require to move their cargo from one place to another. These three simple words encapsulate our motto in a short catch-phrase that is memorable.

  • Our Company Logo

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Snapshot of our Services

A snapshot of our services is as follows:

  • Freight forwarding via ocean, air, road or rail
  • Intelligent Transportation Solutions
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Customs Brokerage, Consulting, and Clearance
  • 3PL (3rd party Logistics) and 4PL (4th party Logistics)
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Refrigerated and perishable cargo
  • Roll on / Roll off (RO/RO), breakbulk and project shipments
  • Trucking from coast to coast across Canada, the United States and Mexico
  • Export from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Europe, Germany, Brazil and other global locations to Canada
  • Import to China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Europe, Germany, Brazil and other global locations from Canada
  • Worldwide agency representation
  • Retail business services such as courier, photocopying, mailbox rentals, and office services
  • Insurance and surveying requirements

Canaan Transport Group Inc. History

1981

The late Paul Lo incorporates Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd., a freight forwarding company in Vancouver, BC Canada. Company’s office is inside the historic Rogers Building on Granville Street.

1982

Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. successfully signs long term freight forwarding contracts with a large number of Japanese Trading Companies to provide export services for forestry products to Japan.

1985

Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. becomes a licensed I.A.T.A. (International Air Transportation Association) Cargo Agent.

1986

Sea-Air program initialized.

1988

Modern Terminal Ltd. is founded by the late Paul Lo to provide CFS (Container Freight Station), warehousing, and storage solutions in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Both companies moved to Terminal Avenue. Modern Terminal Ltd. specializes in lumber and container loading.

1990

Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. and Modern Terminal Ltd. moves into 275 West 1st Avenue on a 3.84 acre facility specifically designed to handle bulk cargo.

1991

Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. inaugurates regular LCL and FCL cargo from China to Canada.

1993

Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. opens branch office in Toronto

1995

Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. opens partner office in Montreal

2002

Connextions quarterly newsletter begins publication.

2005

Canaan Transport Group Inc. is incorporated and immediately receives Canada Border Services Agency / Canada Customs’ permission to act as a licensed Customs Broker throughout Canada.

2007

Canaan Transport Group Inc. moves into a custom built, brand new warehouse facility in Richmond, BC Canada located on 7 acres and all companies are rebranded under the Canaan Transport Group Inc. umbrella organization.
Canaan Transport Group Inc. becomes a Canada Customs Sufferance and Bonded Facility.

2008

Canaan Transport Group Inc. opens a retail business service centre in downtown Vancouver.
Canaan Transport Group Inc. relocates its global headquarters to Toronto, Ontario, the largest metropolitan area in Canada.

2009

Canaan Transport Group Inc. becomes a member of CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association).

2010

Track and Trace online functionality developed and launched.

2011

Canaan Transport Group Inc. is profiled in the South China Morning Post’s profile on Canada. One of only a select few Canadian companies to receive such an honour.

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2012

Canaan Transport Group Inc. opens a second Richmond warehouse location on Mitchell Island

2013

Canaan Transport Group Inc. opens a Calgary office.

2015

One of Canaan’s subsidiary companies starts container loading and unloading services at Ashcroft terminal, a fast developing inland terminal in Western Canada.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Telephone: 416.621.6800 or 1.877.931.7447

Fax:               416.621.6801

E-mail:         info@canaantransport.com

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