Refrigerated trucking company Brown Line is expanding in the Pacific Northwest by purchasing Port Side Trucking, a refrigerated motor carrier in Kent, Wash.
The acquisition expands Brown's refrigerated less-than-truckload services in markets along the West Coast and further inland in the Western U.S.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"We are now positioned to serve the West Coast, Midwest, Northeast and British Columbia," said Jason Jansen, president of Brown Line, a Lynden subsidiary.
Brown already serves markets from Seattle to San Diego, Chicago, Minneapolis and Boston. Port Side adds routes to Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City and Denver.
"Brown Line's specialty is shipping seafood and other delicate freight," said Jansen. "Now we can offer customers additional delivery areas and a variety of choices."
The acquisition also expands the reach of the Lynden family of companies, which specializes in transportation between the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
The purchase is the latest in an increasingly active trucking merger and acquisition market, which has seen several large and small deals in recent months.
This month logistics operator Dunavant Enterprises in Memphis, Tenn., acquired Sea Lane Express, a Southeastern trucking and port drayage company.
In February, LTL and truckload operator Roadrunner Transportation Services bought intermodal drayage company Morgan Southern for $20 million.
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