Air Menzies International (AMI), a global wholesale freight forwarder that is part of Menzies Aviation, has opened a new branch near Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada.

Located close to Canada’s busiest airport for cargo traffic, the new branch is AMI’s second in Canada and the latest addition to the company’s network, which spans 11 countries.

A variety of wholesale air freight services will be offered at Toronto Pearson, including, door-to-door services on global import and export shipments; exports with consolidation and express shipments; X-ray screening and warehousing services; as well as customs clearance and documentation support.

The new Toronto branch will be headed up by Sam Wangpeng, AMI country manager for Canada. Wangpeng has over 25 years of experience working at a senior level in the freight forwarding industry in Canada, including multimodal freight transport experience.

“Enabling continued growth in our air freight services across the world’s most important global trade lines is a high priority and this expansion gives us a strong foothold in the major Canadian hub of cross-border trade with the USA,” said AMI CEO Jonathan Clark.

“We are looking forward to leveraging the strong, long-term growth potential that the marketplace has to offer. I am also pleased to welcome Sam Wangpeng to the team. His expertise, local knowledge and experience will be a huge asset for us.”

The new Toronto branch brings AMI’s presence in North America to a total of nine branches including seven in the USA.

Last month AMI made three senior sales appointments, covering the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions.