June 13, 2016 4:00 PM, EDT

Manitoulin Global Forwarding Acquires M.A.P. International

Manitoulin Global Forwarding, a unit of the Manitoulin Group of Companies transportation business, announced the acquisition of M.A.P. International Freight, another Canadian company, to add capabilities for international forwarding of refrigerated container cargo.

Terms of the acquisition weren’t announced by Manitoulin, which is based in the Toronto area. M.A.P. works with agents on six continents to manage food, agribusiness and pharmaceuticals, according to the statement.

The deal was the latest in a series of acquisitions announced this month by North American freight companies.

“You need a highly trained technical specialist in this business that understands and executes on the many intricacies involved in getting temperature-controlled freight safely and securely to its destination in its expected condition,” said Dwayne Hihn, president of Manitoulin Global Forwarding. “With the acquisition of M.A.P. International, Manitoulin Global Forwarding is now that provider.”

Mark Albert, former president of M.A.P., has joined Manitoulin as a consultant during the transition. Other employees of M.A.P. have been transferred to Manitoulin’s offices.