Global freight forwarder SEKO has relocated its Detroit operations to a larger logistics center in Romulus, MI, that can handle all types of transportation needs, including domestic and international shipping, customs brokerage and time-definite ground transportation.

The new facility operates 24/7, offers over 22,000 sq. ft. of total warehouse space, including additional racked storage of more than 8,300 sq. ft., and is located within close proximity to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, serving all geographic areas, the company said.

Tanya Bartelo, gm & co-owner of SEKO’s Detroit branch, noted that increased business prompted the relocation. After beginning operation in 2003 with eight employees focused on only the domestic freight market, the Detroit branch now employs 22 and caters to both domestic and international shipping.

The expansion of SEKO’s Detroit location reflects the rapid pace of growth for the company overall, added William Wascher, president and CEO of Itasca, IL-based SEKO.

“The SEKO Global Logistics network attained a 24% increase in year-to-date international revenues, which contrasts with the industry average of 2.4% annually,” he said. “During the same period, growth in domestic product has increased an average of 8%, which compares with the industry average of 0.6%.”