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SERVICES

People Forward Passion Driven

Sealion provides a fully-managed logistics service built on cutting-edge technology. Our transparent communication and trusted reputation make us a preferred partner.

Our services make us Sealion Cargo.

Our people make us so much more.

ALL SERVICES
AIR FREIGHT

When Time
Matters

When your shipment needs to arrive in a matter of days, our Air Freight Experts will make it happen - from any point of origin to every destination.

Our IATA Dangerous Goods certified specialists work with you to develop a quick, efficient route via Freighter Service or Passenger Aircraft to get your cargo to its destination safely and on time. When minutes matter, call Sealion at 1-888-347-9279.

FLIGHT TIME

18,000

Hours

More than 17,000kg moved in over 2,000 packages.

OCEAN FREIGHT

The Greatest Carriers,
Largest Volumes,
Best Costs.

Sealion’s team specializes in large volume containerized cargo. We connect you to Tier 1 rates whether you’re shipping once a month or multiple times per day. While saving you every dollar matters, Sealion’s customized logistics solutions and personalized service are how we deliver value to your supply chain.

Sealion’s Ocean Freight Services include:

  • Blocking, Bracing, and Crating
  • Drayage and Cross-Docking
  • Export Declaration, Verified Gross Mass (VGM)
  • Rail, Port, and Ocean Handling (FCL/LCL)
  • Customs Clearance and DG Certification

DISTANCE TRAVELLED

87,000,000

Miles

Handling up to 2,700 Ocean Freight Containers across the globe at any point in time.

Rubican Global TRADE SERVICES

GROW GLOBAL

Expand your global reach and establish a strong presence in new markets with Rubican. Connect to our global network of Suppliers, Traders and Financiers to identify and execute on new growth opportunities. When your business is ready to continue expanding overseas, go confidently with Rubican.

Rubican Services:

  • Trade Financing
  • Export Sales Channel Development
  • Supply Chain Diversification
  • EDC Insurance
  • Third-Party Discounting
  • Grant Application and Writing
  • Canadian Enterprise Establishment
rubican

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

43

COUNTRIES

93 Trade Partners in 43 countries deliver new suppliers, sales opportunities, and markets for your products.

TRUCKING

No Excuses

Just like you, Sealion’s staff does not have time for excuses. It’s why we’ve nurtured a tight network of trusted partners. Together we maintain the highest degree of reliability. For those that value professional service and responsiveness over rock-bottom pricing – we’re your team.

Our Services Include:

  • National and Cross Border Trucking
  • Standard and Specialized Trailers
  • Over-weight and Over-dimensional
  • Liquid Bulk
  • Vehicle Transport
  • Ocean Container Drayage

RESPONSE TIME

6

Minutes

Average email response time from our dedicated trucking team.

TRUCKING
trucking specialist Team

Steve Howard

Trucking Manager

Not content to stay in one spot, Steve’s successful career has spanned multiple decades in different industries.  For the last decade he has been involved in Trucking and Truck Brokerage.  While you may associate Sealion with Ocean and Air Freight, Steve is our secret ground transportation star.

Having run a successful printing business for decades, he understands the importance of materials arriving on time and intact.  Steve may also be one the most effective managers of his inbox in the trucking industry. If you’ve worked with him, you know you’re getting a responsive straight-shooter.


Additional Expertise

  • Trucking

With over 10 years of experience in trucking and truck brokerage, Steve is exactly who you want on your side.  He has established and manages our vetted network of Trucking partners and ground logistics providers.  An expert in cross-border and inter-provincial transport, Steve is a master of expedited LTL and FTL.

trucking specialist Team

Mark Kolodziejski

Freight Specialist

With Sealion since Day 1, Mark is our resident Wizard and known across the land for his "habitual awesome magic voodoo". When we receive a complicated shipment, Mark's voodoo can get it to destination on time and budget.  An experienced Logistics Specialist, his diverse background includes Ocean Freight, Ground, Air and Rail.  Since discovering a love for Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo at Sealion, he has handled hundreds of shipments for the mining industry and large Canadian manufacturers.  Today he proudly leads our growing Oversized Project Cargo division.

Before joining Sealion, Mark spent several years working as a Logistics Coordinator in the UK.  Now he uses his British Charm to fight for Sealion clients’ best interests.  A true customer-service professional, he loves putting a plan together and delivering on-time and on-budget. 

Additional Expertise

  • Project Cargo

Mark is our resident Project Cargo Specialist. Working with Alexandre and Christopher, Mark takes lead on coordinating the physical manoeuvres along each segment from pick-up to sign-off. Whether loaded on an air freighter, rolled onto a RORO vessel, or hoisted to the deck of an ocean carrier, Mark has the required skillset and steady hand to secure delivery confirmations free of remarks.

  • Trucking

Prior to Sealion, Mark worked in liquid bulk and DG ground transportation dispatch. He credits this atypical start in the Canadian Trucking Market with developing the attention to detail he is known for today.  Mark coordinates LTL, FTL loads, and Container Drayage. 

trucking specialist Team

Darrel Soares

Freight Specialist

Darrel is a Specialist in Ocean Freight and Large Volume accounts. When you need an expert in South Asia or the Middle East, Darrel is your pro.  Having spent years working in this dynamic region he confidently guides clients shipments through this global hub.

At Sealion, Darrel is known for his patience, empathy, and meticulous attention to detail in each transaction. His sense of humor and love of music goes a long way in making him an easily approachable and supportive team member.  With years of experience and a positive attitude, you’ll find him to be your perfect shipping partner.

  • Ocean 

Darrel is our Operations Specialist for large volume Ocean Exports.  He typically oversees bookings with dozens of containers each for customers that require 1000’s of TEU in a year.  Coordinating Bookings, Container Pick-up, Scaling, Documentation and Export Filings, Darrel has turned managing this process into an art-form.

trucking specialist Team

Ashley Ma

Commercial Analyst

Ashley is precise.  If you need cargo re-routed, a destination changed, or simply want to explore new international shipping options, Ashlee will get it done.  A multimodal Freight Specialist, she handles it all: Air, Ocean, Ground, Import, Export. 

After gaining experience at a large ocean-carrier, she joined Sealion’s team because she loves the challenge of creating customized solutions for Canadian businesses.  A self-proclaimed nerd and master of disguise, Stan Lee (RIP) would be proud of her vast knowledge and costuming skills.

Additional Expertise

  • Ocean Freight

Ashley started her Logistics career working for a global ocean carrier and then moved to one of Canada’s largest LCL co-loaders. It’s why she’s well suited to creating optimal Ocean Freight solutions for both LCL and FCL.  When you’re unsure which to book – Ashley will find the solution.

  • Trucking

For some it just comes natural. Ashlee’s extremely adept at coordinating reservation and pick-up of dry-vans, flat-decks, and container drayage.  She’s also our Expedited Bookings expert and can be relied on to get the correct conveyance in place – and on time.

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Warehousing & Distribution

Optimization
Taken Seriously

International Logistics experts, Sealion is always called upon to manage domestic distribution on behalf of our international customers. It’s why we’re experts in Bonded and Unbonded warehousing. Whether distributing to another Canadian business, an individual, or both, we’ll provide a turn-key distribution and warehousing solution for you.

Our Warehousing and Distribution services include:

  • Long and Short Term Facilities
  • Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Consolidation
  • Domestic Transportation
  • Ticketing and Labelling
  • Cross Docking
  • Light Assembly
  • Storage and Returns Management
  • Dangerous Goods Facilities

WAREHOUSE CAPACITY

2,300,750

Square feet

Partnered with 18 warehouses across Canada, including Bonded facilities, Cold Storage, as well as B2B and B2C distribution solutions.

WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING TEAM

Jose Maldonado

Business Development Manager

Winner of the “Making the Impossible, Possible” award, Jose is a natural leader and your logistics champion at Sealion.  An innate solution creator, he excels at executing last-minute shipping projects.  His vast experience in Freight Forwarding, specifically in Large Volume Commodities, becomes your competitive advantage.

Do you need to:

  • Secure capacity?
  • Create new trade routes?
  • Negotiate better shipping rates?

Jose will roll up his sleeves and help the Sealion team grow your business.  Anything logistics, he’s your guy.

Additional Expertise

  • Ocean Freight

Jose knows container shipping inside and and out.  Having spent years as an Account Manager for one of the worlds largest carriers he knows all the challenges -and the hidden opportunities.  Supported by our Commercial Analysts and Freight Specialists, Jose speaks tons, metric tons, and TEU’s of international trade.

  • Refrigerated Cargo

Jose started his refrigeration journey at one of the largest ocean carriers where he moved 1000’s of TEU on dozens of Trade Lanes.  Today, he accesses an arsenal of carriers and hundreds of Trade Lanes – opening new opportunities to move your refrigerated cargo faster and on the most dependable routings.

  • Distribution and Warehousing

Jose understands how widely Distribution and Warehousing challenges can vary.  That’s why Jose works closely with our customers and warehousing partners to choose the right facility for your supply chain.

DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING TEAM

Alexandre Vieira

Commercial Supervisor

After running a fast-paced transportation company in South America, Alexandre moved to Canada and joined the Sealion team.

Today he leads Sealion’s Commercial Department where his entrepreneurial skills find efficient solutions to keep your freight moving. This allows him to personalize customer service while continuing to negotiate competitive freight rates, saving your company time and money. Alexandre’s sharp analytic skills are equally matched by his brilliant sense of humor and karaoke talent – something he never lets us forget.

Additional Expertise

  • Project Cargo

From Flatracks to BreakBulk, Alexandre is an expert at planning Project Cargo moves from permitting through to execution. At Sealion he has executed dozens of projects with cargo values into the millions of dollars. Whether moving by Air, Ocean, Rail, or all 3, his philosophy for Project Cargo remains “the simpler, the better”.

  • Customs

Alexandre aids our diverse customer base in Rating, ATA Carnet certificates and Export Permits. He excels at forecasting CBSA import duties and especially enjoys handing duty drawbacks cheques to Sealion customers. Supported by our global partners, he takes lead on Sealion’s international clearance activities in over 150 countries around the globe.

  • Warehousing

Sealion offers a robust network of 3rd party warehousing across Canada, including bonded facilities. Alexandre has negotiated specific contracts for retail, direct-to-consumer, and commodity warehousing with our partners. It’s more work overseeing several specialized warehouses, but the end result is your freight being at the right place at the right time.

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PROJECT CARGO

Oversize,
On Budget.

Sealion loves Project Cargo. When you have huge, awkward or complicated cargo, we’re your people. Our experienced team will analyze every manoeuvre and put the details in place well ahead of time.

Accounting for all local, federal and international regulations, we’ll devise a transport plan, obtain permits and execute the mission on budget. From a heavy lift to offloading at a remote site, Sealion takes ownership of complex international cargo projects.

PROJECT VALUE

8,000,000

USD $

Largest single Project Cargo planned, insured, and executed so far.

project cargo Team

Mark Kolodziejski

Freight Specialist

With Sealion since Day 1, Mark is our resident Wizard and known across the land for his "habitual awesome magic voodoo". When we receive a complicated shipment, Mark's voodoo can get it to destination on time and budget.  An experienced Logistics Specialist, his diverse background includes Ocean Freight, Ground, Air and Rail.  Since discovering a love for Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo at Sealion, he has handled hundreds of shipments for the mining industry and large Canadian manufacturers.  Today he proudly leads our growing Oversized Project Cargo division.

Before joining Sealion, Mark spent several years working as a Logistics Coordinator in the UK.  Now he uses his British Charm to fight for Sealion clients’ best interests.  A true customer-service professional, he loves putting a plan together and delivering on-time and on-budget. 

Additional Expertise

  • Project Cargo

Mark is our resident Project Cargo Specialist. Working with Alexandre and Christopher, Mark takes lead on coordinating the physical manoeuvres along each segment from pick-up to sign-off. Whether loaded on an air freighter, rolled onto a RORO vessel, or hoisted to the deck of an ocean carrier, Mark has the required skillset and steady hand to secure delivery confirmations free of remarks.

  • Trucking

Prior to Sealion, Mark worked in liquid bulk and DG ground transportation dispatch. He credits this atypical start in the Canadian Trucking Market with developing the attention to detail he is known for today.  Mark coordinates LTL, FTL loads, and Container Drayage. 

project cargo Team

Alexandre Vieira

Commercial Supervisor

After running a fast-paced transportation company in South America, Alexandre moved to Canada and joined the Sealion team.

Today he leads Sealion’s Commercial Department where his entrepreneurial skills find efficient solutions to keep your freight moving. This allows him to personalize customer service while continuing to negotiate competitive freight rates, saving your company time and money. Alexandre’s sharp analytic skills are equally matched by his brilliant sense of humor and karaoke talent – something he never lets us forget.

Additional Expertise

  • Project Cargo

From Flatracks to BreakBulk, Alexandre is an expert at planning Project Cargo moves from permitting through to execution. At Sealion he has executed dozens of projects with cargo values into the millions of dollars. Whether moving by Air, Ocean, Rail, or all 3, his philosophy for Project Cargo remains “the simpler, the better”.

  • Customs

Alexandre aids our diverse customer base in Rating, ATA Carnet certificates and Export Permits. He excels at forecasting CBSA import duties and especially enjoys handing duty drawbacks cheques to Sealion customers. Supported by our global partners, he takes lead on Sealion’s international clearance activities in over 150 countries around the globe.

  • Warehousing

Sealion offers a robust network of 3rd party warehousing across Canada, including bonded facilities. Alexandre has negotiated specific contracts for retail, direct-to-consumer, and commodity warehousing with our partners. It’s more work overseeing several specialized warehouses, but the end result is your freight being at the right place at the right time.

CONTACT

LANGUAGES

REFRIGERATED CARGO

Preserving
the Perishable.

Efficient shipping and uninterrupted cold chains are vital to safe delivery of perishable commodities. From farms and processing facilities to the final destination, Sealion’s team carefully monitors every shipment from farms and processing facilities to the final destination.

Whether it's fresh produce, seafood, alcohol, liquids, chemicals, or other temperature sensitive cargo, our Cold Chain specialists provide continuous personal support to ensure the goods arrive exactly as intended.

TEMPERATURE VARIATION

1

Claim (since 2015)

Please close the container door next time, U.S. customs

refrigerated cargo Team

Paola Suarez

Operations Manager

Paola is a natural problem-solver with a knack for customer service. She has a deep understanding of International Transport, Customs Brokerage, and is educated in Trade Law. We often (accurately) brag that we have one of the best Operations Managers in the industry. When you need someone to navigate multi-jurisdictional and multi-party disputes, Paola is the Sealion team member you want in your corner.

Before joining Sealion, Paola’s accomplishments were already lofty. She started in meat and produce trading before moving to the glitzy world of beer, wine, and spirit logistics. She now takes a hands-on approach leading our team of Logistics Specialists. When she’s enjoying time away from the office you’ll find her in yoga class, dancing salsa and cranking the latest Latin beats.

Additional Expertise

  • Air Freight

Paola is the resource we all count on to ensure that air freight compliance procedures are followed day in and day out. Extremely hands on, you’ll find her constantly checking Flight Status’ to initiate Import Clearance Procedures as soon as cargo is airborne.

Customs Brokerage
Paola is a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and takes lead on coordinating Customs Brokerage, Duty Drawbacks, ATA Carnet Certificates, and Remanifests. She also guides our team’s preparation of Export Documentation, Certificates of Origin (COO), and Export Declarations.

refrigerated cargo Team

Winnie Cheung

Freight Specialist

With 3 languages, Winnie personifies Sealion’s diversity.  One of our IMO Dangerous Goods certified professionals, she’s meticulous with any and all cargo.  Winnie has spent over 16 years in the Shipping industry and has become a pro at creating innovative solutions for Sealion’s customers. 

Her cool, calm and collected attitude means you’re getting one of the shipping industry’s top professionals – all with Sealion’s personal touch.  If you ever get the chance, stop by our office on Halloween to see why she continues winning Best Costume in our office.

Additional Expertise

  • Ocean Freight


Winnie is an IMO DG certified Ocean Freight expert with over 15 years experience on both sides of the Pacific.  An exceptional manager, she understands the importance of monitoring each shipment’s progress.  From loading, through trans-shipment, to container devanning, you can trust her to keep you informed at critical moments to ensure a smooth operation.

refrigerated cargo Team

Lorena Navarrete

Freight Specialist

Lorena is our multi-tool.  She has excelled in various capacities at Sealion Cargo and is a leading mind behind our embrace of technology.  Most recently she has helped many of our clients in her role as an International Freight Specialist.

Lorena’s proactive nature means issues are solved well before they become a problem – a core element of Sealion’s Freight Forwarding service.  The pace of her work and intense attention to detail is only surpassed by the speed of her speech.  All we can say is that if you want to keep up, bring your A game. She does every day!


Additional Expertise

  • Air Freight 

Lorena coordinates both regular and dangerous goods airfreight to get cargo to its destination on time.  She is experienced at managing bookings with co-loaders, charter flights and commercial airlines.  Working directly with SME Freight Coordinators and Canadian Entrepreneurs, Lorena is your pro at ensuring compliance and safe carriage. 

  • Refrigerated Cargo

It’s not everyday that somebody starts their Logistics Career with Refrigerated Cargo but there’s no stopping Lorena’s cool ambition.  She cut her teeth quickly and two years later she’s a key member of our Air and Ocean cold-chain team.  As a Freight Specialist she understands the importance of quickly clearing customs, CFIA inspections, and ultimately getting your produce to market in peak condition.

refrigerated cargo Team

Sini Törnström

Commercial Analyst

Sini excels at International Logistics.  While working with leading ocean-carriers in Canada and Europe, she completed a Master of Management in Logistics & Supply Chain Management(MoM).  What does this mean for our customers?  You get her full spectrum of knowledge and experience combined with Sealion’s industry-leading customer care.

Whether shipping refrigerated goods, spare parts, or cosmetics - Sini is all about finding the optimal solution for her clients' supply chain.  As an avid equestrian, cyclist, and fitness enthusiast, she always has the energy to go the extra mile for our shippers.

  • Ocean Freight

Sini is a triple threat in Ocean Freight.  She’s worked for a global carrier, done inside sales at a large European Forwarder and now creates custom solutions for Sealion customers.  Using her industry insider knowledge, she finds the sweet spot between rates and transit times. 

  • Refrigerated Cargo

Sini loves the challenge of perishable logistics. In fact, it’s the first thing we learned about her!  As part of our Commercial team, she understands that commodities’ requirements extend beyond temperature.  Shipping refrigerated cargo both to and from Canada, Sini is able to navigate regulatory requirements and clearances to ensure your produce arrives fresh and on time.

Keeping supply chains cool runs through Sini’s Nordic blood

CONTACT

LANGUAGES

CUSTOMS BROKERAGE

Compliance
Made Easy

Efficient rating and clearance of cargo is essential to ensure goods are delivered on time. Sealion’s Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) ensure accurate classifications and will process remittance of duties and tax on your behalf. Our experts also keep an eye open for any duty drawback opportunities for your line items.

We’re one of few Canadian Forwarders in Partners in Protection (PIP) and we’re U.S. CTPAT certified. Our close cooperation with CBSA extends beyond duties, GST and remanifests. Directly linked to the CERS system we’re also E-Manifest Compliant and fully Bonded.

AVG. CLEARANCE TIME

2.1

Hours

97.5% of clearances secured on same day.

custom specialist Team

Paola Suarez

Operations Manager

Paola is a natural problem-solver with a knack for customer service. She has a deep understanding of International Transport, Customs Brokerage, and is educated in Trade Law. We often (accurately) brag that we have one of the best Operations Managers in the industry. When you need someone to navigate multi-jurisdictional and multi-party disputes, Paola is the Sealion team member you want in your corner.

Before joining Sealion, Paola’s accomplishments were already lofty. She started in meat and produce trading before moving to the glitzy world of beer, wine, and spirit logistics. She now takes a hands-on approach leading our team of Logistics Specialists. When she’s enjoying time away from the office you’ll find her in yoga class, dancing salsa and cranking the latest Latin beats.

Additional Expertise

  • Air Freight

Paola is the resource we all count on to ensure that air freight compliance procedures are followed day in and day out. Extremely hands on, you’ll find her constantly checking Flight Status’ to initiate Import Clearance Procedures as soon as cargo is airborne.

Customs Brokerage
Paola is a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and takes lead on coordinating Customs Brokerage, Duty Drawbacks, ATA Carnet Certificates, and Remanifests. She also guides our team’s preparation of Export Documentation, Certificates of Origin (COO), and Export Declarations.

CONTACT

LANGUAGES

1-888-880-8784

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Sealion Cargo is your Canadian and International Freight Forwarding expert.

By Air, Land or Sea, let our team handle your next international shipment.

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