TRANSPORT BRIEFS

TRANSPORT BRIEFS

AEI PURCHASES

UK AIR-SEA FORWARDER

DARIEN, Conn. - Air Express International acquired Brantford International, a British air and ocean freight forwarder, AEI announced Tuesday.

The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions by AEI, the nation's largest international freight forwarder, over the past two years. The most recent was its purchase in May of Radix Group, a large customs broker.

Brantford, formed in 1965, had revenue of $8 million last year, according to AEI. It was owned by FW Terminals, a division of Orient Overseas Container Line, a Hong Kong shipping concern.

Brantford employs 41 people and has offices at Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and London Heathrow Airport. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Peter Liechti, Brantford's managing director, will remain in this role and retain responsibility for the company's operations. He will report to Chris Buckerfield, AEI's vice president Europe and U.K. managing director.

MARK VII OPENS

NEW OFFICES IN ASIA

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Mark VII Transportation Co. opened new offices in Taipei, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

The offices will offer sales, operations and documentation services to shippers.

Mark VII, based here, is an intermodal marketing company with 130 offices around the world. The company expects to post revenue in 1995 of $500 million.