About Us Keyway Shipping is a leading worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, global logistics and supply chain solutions. Founded in Erie, PA by local entrepreneur, Jim Berlin, 20 years ago,Keyway Shipping has annual sales surpassing $150M and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing transportation and logistics companies in the country, a great supply chain partner, a top freight brokerage firm, and a great place to work. With a strong passion for excellence, our 400+ employees put the “Plus” in logistics by doing the big things properly, and the countless little things, that together ensure complete customer satisfaction and success.
Transportation, our very first partner, tops a list of loyal customers that span a variety of industries, including energy, manufacturing, assembly, heavy industrial, food, wholesale, retail, technology, and many others.Keyway Shipping offers a breadth of simple, reliable, and affordable services, including less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, expedited freight, air and ocean freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, project cargo, import/export, customs brokerage, and global trade compliance. Working as your 3PL or 4PL partner, we’re the company that handles supply chain challenges from start-to-finish by doing what other logistics companies can’t or won’t do.
The Keyway Shipping® network includes offices located in Erie, PA; Alma, AR; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Riverside, CA; San Francisco, CA; Visalia, CA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; Charlotte, NC; Lexington, NC; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Charleston, SC; Greenville, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Laredo, TX; Madison, WI; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Egypt; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Libya; Mexico; Poland; Saudi Arabia; South Sudan; Turkey; UAE; and Uganda; with additional agents around the world. You can find all of our people and locations online.
About Jim Berlin
Jim Berlin CircleAfter a 20-year career in the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry, the majority of that time spent at TNT/USF Red Star, Jim founded Keyway Shipping in 1998 with only three employees, one customer and a $120,000 purchase order. Though he is a New York City native, since relocating to Erie, PA, Jim has invested heavily in the community’s economic development. In 2003, he renovated the 80-year-old former train station and made it the company’s global headquarters, and he actively participates in a number of civic initiatives. In addition to many company awards, Jim has been honored as a Most Admired CEO by the Manufacturer and Business Association (MBA), and Ernst & Young (EY) recognized Jim as Western Pennsylvania’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2004. In 2005 he was named to the lifelong EY Entrepreneur of the Year World Hall of Fame. In addition to his company and community activities, Jim is also a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.