Dicom Transportation buys Eastern Connection
Dicom Transportation Group has expanded its regional overnight parcel network into the Northeast US through the acquisition of Eastern Connection. Eastern Connection, an asset-light provider of B2B pick-up and delivery services, is one of the largest regional parcel service providers in the Northeast US with a network of 19 terminals and cross-dock locations covering more than 6,800 zip codes from Maine to Ohio, and south to Virginia.
Eastern will be integrated into the existing Dicom regional parcel network, and the combined service will span Ontario and Quebec; as well as the northeast US states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.
“When combined with the extensive Canadian coverage of Dicom, this acquisition creates one of the largest parcel networks in the Northeast US and Eastern Canada,” said Scott Dobak, CEO of Dicom. “No other carrier will have faster ground transportation service with direct coverage to as many points. Additionally, despite the expansive existing northeast footprint, Dicom will look for opportunities to organically expand the Eastern Connection services within the US. ”
Ken Nadler, Dicom Chief Commercial Officer added: “The Eastern Connection acquisition is highly complementary to the Dicom Regional Parcel network. They adjoin at the U.S. and Canadian border, and once integrated, create a large, seamless cross-border network with deep geographic coverage, and extremely fast cross-border transit speeds.”