Best Industries 2012: Supply Chain | 6 Logistics Start-ups on the Move

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Phoenix International

Specialty: Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage

Phoenix International specializes in air and ocean freight forwarding, setting it apart from the majority of third-party logistics companies, which focus on trucking. The Wood Dale, Illinois–based company, whose sales top $1 billion, has also developed strong expertise in advising companies that ship products internationally on how to navigate customs requirements. It operates a network of 300 locations in 125 countries.