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16-09-2008Acquisition of the Air Action group of companies by Seabourne Express Courier Ltd

Pan-European express courier, specialist freight and mailing fulfilment supplier Seabourne Express Courier Ltd. today announced the acquisition of the Air Action group of companies, the international courier, freight and logistics services supplier.

Both companies are among the longest established international service providers, with over 40 years of continuous service to clients around the world.

“The combined company will provide a one-stop-shop offering low cost mailing fulfilment, express courier, logistics, warehouse stock control and international freight forwarding – saving clients time, effort and money”, highlighted Daniel J. Flitterman, Managing Director of Seabourne Express Courier Ltd.

Seabourne has an established network of pan-European offices offering express courier and mailing fulfilment services. The Air Action group has five offices in the UK and a reputation for flexible solutions to client needs for express, forwarding, warehousing, stock control and distribution. Both companies have a global freight agency network of experienced partners as well as their international courier operations.

The Air Action Group consists of three main operating divisions

Air Action International – Airfreight, Roadfreight, Seafreight

Air Action Couriers – International Express Services

Air Action Mailing – International Mail and fulfilment

“Seabourne shares a common commitment to customer service and their acquisition of Air Action deepens expertise in both freight and courier services” commented Des Lyons, founder of the Air Action group of companies, who will be staying on with Seabourne to ensure that existing clients see benefit from the greater service expertise.

The acquisition recognises the mutual strength and common culture of customer service, which has enabled both companies to develop a wide range of quality services for over 40 years. The combined company can better address the client requirement to continually minimise cost while ensuring consistency across courier, fulfilment, forwarding, database management, stock control and warehousing services with an integrated one-stop-shop. The acquisition will continue the tradition of reliable, flexible and competitive international express courier and freight services.

Notes to Editors:

The Air Action group of companies was founded in 1965. They have offices in Heathrow, Bristol, East Midlands, Northampton, Glasgow, and Delhi. As well as membership of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) they were awarded ISO9002 accreditation.

Seabourne was founded in 1962. Their offerings include freight and fulfilment services as well as international express courier and specialist shipping for Fine Art and Antiques. Headquartered at Heathrow with offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Stoke, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Paris, Lyon, & Cape Town they are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) and the Association of International Courier and Express Services (AICES).


Daniel J Flitterman,

Group Managing Director

Seabourne Group Limited

01784 222900


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