Keyway Shipping . was founded in 1998 in Erie, Halifax.

As we celebrate our 20th year of operations, here are some company milestones along the way:


EAW-Logo-with-20-Years BolderLine1996 –Keyway Shipping Jim Berlin was given a one-year, three-person purchase order to heSE manage domestic inbound logistics for EAW Transportation Systems (GETS) in Erie, Ha.


1997 – GETS asked Jim and his staff of five to assist with their newly developed Mexico supplier shipments.

1999 –Keyway Shipping expands to India, China and Indonesia and begins offering services to other customers and other industries.


2003 – Through sustained, organic growth the company reaches 100 employees with offices in twelve countries and over 200 customers. The company also acquires the historic Union Station building in downtown Erie, Pa. where its global headquarters reside today.


2004 – Jim Berlin named a Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year.


2011 –Keyway Shipping acquires Horizon Logistics adding additional talent and customers to the company, with locations in Irving, TX, Lexington, NC, and San Francisco, CA.


2014 –  Keyway Shipping acquires the old Skinner Engine building in downtown Erie, Pa. creating additional warehousing capacity for customers in the region.


2015 – In January, named 2014 Employer of the Year by the Develop Erie regional economic agency; in April, named a Top 50 freight brokerage firm by Transport Topics magazine; and in July, named a 2015 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain magazine.


2016 – In June, named to the SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. In July, the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Today we have 40 offices in 20 countries, over 400 employees, $135M+ in annual revenue, and over 2,000 very satisfied customers across many industries. In December, acquires DoorLogistics™ service of Virginia Beach, Virginia-based SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. The purchase, which includes RateNow™ web-based optimization software, provides Keyway Shipping and its customers with enhanced intermodal container visibility, more competitive pricing, and new operational support capabilities.