Consolidators International (CII) is expanding its New Zealand freight operations with the signing of a new, exclusive agreement with that nation’s largest forwarder, Mondiale Freight Services, Ltd.

Mondiale’s size, customer base and history of high standards of service to its New Zealand customers is expected to generate substantial increases in CII business to that island nation. Mondiale has some 250 employees and offices in New Zealand’s largest cities including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton. Aided by this new agreement, CII will be offering daily consolidations to New Zealand from Los Angeles and increased frequencies from the wholesaler’s JFK and Atlanta facilities.

“We anticipate becoming Air New Zealand’s and Air Tahiti Nui’s single largest customer into Auckland from US gateway cities,” stated Julian Keeling, CEO at Consolidators International. “CII already has a full service facility in Auckland, which was opened shortly after the company began operations fifteen years ago.” Added Keeling, “we have a successful, mature business into Auckland from the US However, an opportunity to be closely linked with the most successful forwarder in New Zealand was simply a once in a lifetime situation for CII which we simply could not ignore.”

The CII CEO commented that both CII New Zealand and Mondiale will operate independently but that “synergies already have taken place raising levels of service to New Zealand customers.”

He emphasized that New Zealand CII Manager Rex Keeling (Julian’s brother with extensive experience in New Zealand banking and freight forwarding) and Mondiale Director John Sargent “are as excited about growth ‘down under’ as we are in the States.”

Speaking for Mondiale, Director Sargent commented that “our customers will be far better served with CII who is totally focused and understands fully the needs of the New Zealand importer.”

Consolidators International just has finished the first six months of 2008 with record sales at its Los Angeles headquarters and CII’s facilities at JFK and Atlanta.