Laura Blee-DeFrias Joins Bermuda Forwarders

February 4, 2016

LBlee HeadshotLocal shipping company Bermuda Forwarders Ltd. has boosted its freight services business with a new hire.

Laura Blee-DeFrias [pictured] has joined the company’s ocean import team as Freight Services Manager.

Mrs. Blee-DeFrias has 20 years experience in the shipping industry.

She started at B.O.S.S. in 1995 and became Managing Director in 1997. As part of last year’s celebration of UN International Women’s Day, she was recognized by the Governor and Minister Gordon-Pamplin for her achievements in advancing the shipping industry in Bermuda.

Willie Forbes, Bermuda Forwarders Ltd.’s Vice President of International Services, said, “We have always prided ourselves on offering the most complete logistics solution for Bermuda importers.

“We are truly the only global one-stop shop on island. We take the headaches out of shipping whether you need 4 cubic feet of inventory from the US or a 40-foot custom sailing workshop from New Zealand.

“Laura embodies our ‘customer-first’ philosophy and I look forward to working closely with her.”

Bermuda Forwarders Ltd. is a family company that just last year celebrated its 60th anniversary and won The Bermudian’s 2015 “Best Company to Work For” Product & Service Award.

Nick Kempe, Vice President, said, “We continue to adapt our business to the changing needs of our clients.

“Over the last 18 months, we launched our new ocean Small Package Solutions as well invested heavily in system upgrades and training in order to offer our customers more flexible shipping options and faster turnarounds.

“I see Laura as a key part of Bermuda Forwarders Ltd.’s next generation executive and I proudly welcome her to the family.”

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