Brexit fuels international expansion for shipping and logistics firm

An international shipping and logistics company has revealed plans to open new offices in London, the US and China next year.

Brunswick International, which has been headquartered in Liverpool for more than 30 years, originally started in Brunswick Dock before moving to Kirkdale 20 years ago.

Last year, it opened a £2m headquarters in Hunts Cross.

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Brunswick International said the expansion comes after it saw “significant growth” since Brexit with its customs department increasing in trade by 500%.

It added this has been “largely due to companies needing assistance” with the new documentation requirements to move goods throughout the world as a result of Britain leaving the customs union.

The first international office will open in Dallas, Texas, in the first half of 2022 and this will be followed by a premises in Shanghai towards the end of the year.

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Co-founder Steve Crane said: “Everyone at Brunswick International is extremely excited for what will be a huge 2022.

“Over the last 30 years the company has embarked on a solid trajectory of growth which has sped up significantly during the last couple of years.

“The opening of further offices in America and China as well as our new office in London will be game changing for the business.

“It will position us as a world leader in logistics and that is our ambition. Increased work from the United States and China mean this is essential for our growth.

“There has never been a better time to be involved in the logistics business. The solid foundations we have built at Brunswick will future-proof our facilities and allow us to thrive as technology in the industry advances and we globalise further.”

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