Our History


Doug Carlson began his long and successful career in the freight forwarding industry in his early 20’s. Over the next ten years, Doug worked his way up through the industry, gaining the experience needed to lead him to his future as a successful business owner. After many years working in the freight forwarding industry, Doug saw an opportunity for improvement in the business and took it upon himself to fill the gap.

Established in 1996 in Canada, Doug created Branson International as a means to provide exceptional service without compromising personal client care. Branson’s priority is and has always been the customer experience, knowing a company cannot function solely on bottom line results, but on the relationships built with clients and partners. This approach to business has lead Branson to expansions across Canada, and numerous global partnerships and Networks providing clients with various services accessible around the world.

Branson, now with its team of experienced employees with many years of combined freight forwarding experience, continue to invest in their clients, by taking a personal interest in every aspect of our customers’ shipping needs to ensure that every client receives the best possible care and service.