In 1999, Bruce Robertson and Gabriel Shweiri established BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. by merging their two professional worlds together. Both men have spent the majority of their careers in transportation logistics. At the time, Bruce’s vast shipping experience had an emphasis on domestic distribution and international shipping, while Gabe was also experienced in all areas, his transportation logistics proficiency was in export and, ocean and air import.
Before forming BGI in 1999, a cartoon costume was the catalyst that brought them together professionally. Gabriel and Bruce were employed by different companies when they collaborated on exporting a wearable cartoon costume to Beijing China from the United States.
After the successful completion of that unique project, the two became friends. Over time, the concept of forming their own company was entertained. Both Bruce and Gabriel worked for companies that had been sold, resold, and sold again. They wanted to create a great place to work – for themselves and employees. From the customer’s perspective, Gabe and Bruce sought to create a personalized service where customers have a human experience talking to real people, not an endless loop of pushing buttons, automated responses, and dead ends.
With years of combined experience and both holding to their principles, they took the leap and created BGI Worldwide Logistics, a one-stop supply chain resource, and logistics company. That was 20 years ago. Today, their concept is realized, which has resulted in the growth of BGI to four locations and thirty employees.
CERTIFIED, LICENSED, AND BONDED
BGI is a certified, licensed and bonded expert in transportation and logistics.
Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as:
- Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)
- Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI)
- Ocean Freight Forwarder
- Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Licensed Property Broker
Certified Member of:
- International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
- Cargo Network Services (CNS)
Operations with Warehouse Facilities:
- Rancho Domingues, California
- New York (JFK Airport)