RoadLink, an Atlanta-based provider of independent intermodal logistics services, announced Wednesday, Feb. 13, the purchase of Seattle-based intermodal trucking service provider West Coast Trucking. Terms were not announced.
With operations centers in Seattle and Portland, Ore., WCT moves containerized freight between ports or rail terminals to a shipper’s or receiver’s location, serving ocean carriers, shippers, railroads and intermodal marketing companies with a fleet of 70 trucks. RoadLink says the integration of WCT will expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest and further extend the company’s service to Canadian markets.
“With this transaction, we’re adding a great regional staff, expanding services into and out of Canada and building upon our established capabilities and leadership throughout the North American market,” says Chris Munro, president and chief executive officer of RoadLink. “Customers will benefit from the great synergies that result from our acquisition of WCT, being able to select from either a single comprehensive end-to-end solution or individual best-of-breed services, depending on their specific circumstances and requirements.”
Following conclusion of the transaction, Dan Gatchet, WCT owner and general manager, will join RoadLink as area manager of the company’s Pacific North Area, and WCT will be rebranded as RoadLink.