Vanguard Logistics


The world’s premier LCL provider

Man Capital acquired Vanguard Logistics Services, a leading neutral freight consolidation service, in January 2012.

Founded in 1978, Vanguard offers forwarders and customers of all sizes the world’s largest owned less than container load (LCL) end-to-end network, unparalleled schedule integrity, and industry-leading information technology applications.

Vanguard now has over 120 owned offices spread across more than 30 countries, employing over 3,000 people and offering over 1,200 direct services every week. Including agents, this network expands the company’s footprint to more than 100 countries. Vanguard has also been consistently adding to its capabilities, building a range of value-added services around its core competency, LCL ocean freight consolidation. As such, Vanguard has become a one-stop shop for many partners looking for speed, frequency and control for their freight logistics.

Man Capital has supported Vanguard’s expansion into new markets, including Latin America, Africa, Turkey, India, Vietnam, and Scandinavia, and by strengthening the company’s board and management. Man Capital has also strengthened Vanguard’s capital structure and led the creation of new business functions as part of the company’s wider strategic direction.