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On-cost shipping through Halifax

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When your goal is “on-cost, on-time, quality, secured” shipping, your choice of routes and service providers is critical.


That’s why Magnussen Home Furnishings started shipping direct from Vietnam to Halifax in 2010, soon after they learned of the service.

“Shipping through Halifax is a great solution,” says Russ Langford, Chief Operating Officer for Magnussen. “Companies who serve central and eastern Canada and the north eastern U.S. and want to streamline their supply chain, should try it.” 

Cost effective + more

Magnussen sent its first shipments through the Halifax Gateway in March 2010, direct from its warehouse in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.

For a company committed to providing its dealers with easy, fast, reliable shipping, it was a big decision – with big results.

“We’ve decreased our transit time from 45 days plus to an average of 35 days for the Maritimes, Ontario, Quebec and the north eastern U.S.,” Russ says. “It’s cost effective too.”

The company has found additional benefits to the Halifax Gateway:

  • access to bonded warehouse services
  • less congestion than other North American ports
  • no harbour maintenance fees
  • simpler import fillings than shipping through the U.S.

About Magnussen Home Furnishings

Magnussen Home Furnishings began as a maker of occasional tables in Kitchener, Ontario in 1931. The company is now a leading supplier of furniture for the whole home.

Magnussen’s beautiful, high quality furniture is built by craftsmen from around the world and sold through furniture retailers worldwide, with primary markets in Canada and the United States.

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