Kenan Advantage Group expanding in Canada, acquires Toronto 3PL

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Updated Oct 14, 2022
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KAG Logistics is the logistics division of North America’s largest tanker fleet, Kenan Advantage Group.

Kenan Advantage Group (CCJ Top 250, No. 20) subsidiary KAG Logistics has acquired Canadian 3PL Connectrans Logistics, a Toronto-based provider of cross-border freight transportation.

The acquisition of Connectrans expands KAG's footprint in the Canadian logistics market – a strategic move that supports the growth of the company's Specialty Products division, according to KAG Logistics President Kevin Spencer.

“It also allows us to continue strengthening our cross-border experience as we serve our current and potential Canadian and U.S. customers that flourish in both marketplaces," Spencer added. 

KAG Logistics will also allow Connectrans, a carrier of dry van, temperature controlled, flatbed, overdimensional and intermodal shipments, to offer its customers enhanced capabilities with access to the U.S. marketplace, "specialized assets, industry-leading technologies and additional logistics expertise from a strong and experienced leadership team," said Connectrans President and General Manager Steve Hodowany.

Kenan Advantage has been on a buying spree this year. Connectrans Logistics is the company's fourth acquisition this year. KAG last month acquired Wharton, N.J.-based Carbon Express and in June acquired Lafayette, Louisiana-based American PetroLog. In February, it picked up K- Limited Carrier, a Toledo, Ohio-based company and one of the premier liquid bulk transporters of chemical products in the Midwestern U.S.

There have been 23 deals among CCJ's Top 250 for-hire carriers since the beginning of June, and 29 Top 250 fleets have struck 31 deals this year.