Third-generation family-owned and operated customs broker and freight forwarder with over 50 years of international trade expertise.

Carson International, founded in 1955 in Montreal by Rae Carson, is a third-generation family-owned and operated customs broker and freight forwarder that has been providing trade expertise to North American businesses for over five decades.

Carson’s Vancouver office – and current headquarters – was opened in September 1983 by Rae’s son, Rick Carson (current Chairman/CEO) and Dave Pentland (current SVP), at the historic Vancouver Transportation Centre.

The Vancouver operation started out with Rick and Dave regularly driving trucks from the Port of Vancouver to Seattle and back to load air cargo before their regular work day began. This tireless commitment to the job and strong work ethic has helped Carson become a leading mid-sized customs broker with multiple offices across North America.

Carson prides itself on exceptional service and trade expertise which is put to the test every day to help clients trade smarter. Carson provides businesses large and small, across all industries with unmatched personalized service.