Oceanstar announces a strategic merger with Seldat Distribution, Inc.

Mar 2, 2018 | Executive Blog | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anne Journick  
Global Marketing Director, Seldat Distribution, Inc.
Phone: 908.315.5979 Ext. 112
Email: anne.journick@seldatinc.com

CALIFORNIA BASED NVOCC OCEANSTAR EXPRESS COMPANY, INC. MERGES WITH SELDAT DISTRIBUTION, INC.

New York, NY MARCH 5, 2018 – Seldat Distribution Inc., a leading provider of global supply chain services and technology solutions, announced today a new strategic partnership following a merger with Oceanstar Express Company, Inc. The newest addition to Seldat will strengthen the company’s position in providing clients with time sensitive air and ocean freight as well as drayage services, with a focus on the food & beverage sector, project cargo, and roll-on/roll-off (RORO) wheeled cargo. The new company will be called Oceanstar by Seldat.

Oceanstar, headquartered in Southern California, will help guide customers across the globe with reliable freight forwarding, intermodal transportation, and sourcing services. With supply chain management expertise across a broad range of industries – from food to manufacturing to oil and gas, Oceanstar has continuously applied best practices developed from specializing in fragile, perishable goods to deliver everything it touches both intact and on time.  “Oceanstar has been an industry pioneer for many years. I’ve followed their operations closely and am looking forward to them joining the Seldat family,” says Daniel Dadoun, CEO of Seldat.

Oceanstar provides seamless global transportation and sourcing services. Oceanstar’s clients can expect zero interruptions in ongoing operations and will enjoy additional services moving forward. Seldat’s global supply chain network and technology solutions will provide new opportunities for customers seeking a competitive business advantage. “I’m very excited that Oceanstar is now a part of the Seldat family. Daniel’s vision for the future will require the very best from all of us. The entire Oceanstar team is ready to make that vision a reality,” says Paul Conolly, Oceanstar’s founder and Managing Director. Paul will focus his efforts on strengthening carrier and customer relationships as well as guide the company toward future growth and innovation. Oceanstar by Seldat is committed to delivering the highest standards of service for all customer shipments.  

About Seldat: Seldat Distribution, Inc. provides innovative, scalable solutions and services that help companies in every link of the global supply chain grow and prosper. Our mission is to empower businesses and consumers worldwide to find, buy, and sell anything–without the limitations of borders and logistics challenges. Headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Seldat employs more than 2,200 people across North America, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC. To learn more, please visit www.seldatinc.com, tech.seldatinc.com, and oceanstarinc.com.

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Paul Conolly

Paul leads the Executive Team for the Oceanstar Group. Prior to founding the company, Paul enjoyed a distinguished career with OOCL–both at sea and ashore. At sea, Paul rose through the ranks to become OOCL’s youngest captain at the age of 27. After coming ashore, he held key management positions in both Asia and North America. Paul’s greatest strengths are his industry experience, critical thinking, and his leadership that extends to developing people and building robust teams and partnerships. Paul is a lifelong learner who is actively involved in supporting education. He has served on a number of non-profit Boards in the past, including the Waldorf School of Orange County, and is currently on the Board Of Trustees for the Association Of Waldorf Schools Of North America. Paul is married with two children and is an avid soccer fan.

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James Conolly

James oversees financial planning, manages risk, and evaluates strategic growth opportunities for Oceanstar as well as liaising with existing and potential investors. Prior to joining the company, James worked in banking, most recently with Barclays Investment Bank. During his 18-year banking tenure, James worked across multiple industry sectors, including Transportation and Logistics where his consultative approach to financial risk management has safely steered many companies through turbulent market conditions. James relocated from the UK to Southern California in April 2016 with his wife and two children and has wasted no time in learning to surf.

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Cara Conolly

 

Cara guides the Oceanstar team in the realm of Human Resources, operations, and payroll. Co-founder of the company, she draws from her many years as an educator and her studies in psychology to help develop the potential of each member of the team. Cara’s greatest strengths are her strong business acumen, solution-based orientation, and real connection to people. Cara loves cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is married with two children.

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Irene Lim

Irene Lim spearheads Oceanstar Group’s Sourcing division with responsibility for all aspects of the business including sourcing, trading, import/export, and logistics. Prior to joining Oceanstar, Irene was the Export Sales Manager for ARC Air Logistics. A veteran, with over 30 years of experience in commodity sales, sourcing, and freight forwarding, she brings extensive knowledge, a true sense of urgency, negotiating prowess, and well-established contacts that enable her to execute seemingly impossible deals. Because helping and serving others is her passion, Irene makes herself available to her customers with full dedication. Irene loves to cook, spend time with her three daughters, and unwind with her DVR.

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Logan Moore

Logan manages Oceanstar’s Global transportation division with responsibility for business development, agency alignment, staffing, and regulatory oversight. Most recently, he served as a Director of International Pricing at Suddath Global Logistics. Logan began his 30-year freight forwarding industry tenure as an import documentation runner and warehouse employee. Through his advancement, he has learned every aspect of the business while building steadfast relationships. Logan’s nuanced industry knowledge and exceptional negotiating skills benefit Oceanstar’s partners at every turn. Raised in Chicago with a particular love for the game of baseball, Logan was a long suffering Cubs fan but with the Cubs ending a 108 year drought his loyalty has finally paid off.

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Paul Conolly

Paul leads the Executive Team for the Oceanstar Group. Prior to founding the company, Paul enjoyed a distinguished career with OOCL–both at sea and ashore. At sea, Paul rose through the ranks to become OOCL’s youngest captain at the age of 27. After coming ashore, he held key management positions in both Asia and North America. Paul’s greatest strengths are his industry experience, critical thinking, and his leadership that extends to developing people and building robust teams and partnerships. Paul is a lifelong learner who is actively involved in supporting education. He has served on a number of non-profit Boards in the past, including the Waldorf School of Orange County, and is currently on the Board Of Trustees for the Association Of Waldorf Schools Of North America. Paul is married with two children and is an avid soccer fan.

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