founder Patrick Heaney ultimately grew his original idea into a successful $300M trucking and warehousing company called H&M International Transportation. Along the way he partnered with container shipping firm APL. The drayage and deconsolidation businesses were doing so well, he was asked to open a consolidation company in Asia. American Consolidation Services (ACS) was born. By the mid 1990s, he merged the business with a highly successful air freight forwarding company owned by Philip Liu, who became the Managing Director of Asia, with Patrick serving as CEO of the newly formed RCS Logistics. In 2004, Brian Heaney was promoted to President of RCS.
By owning and operating our own Charters out of Hong Kong and Shanghai, RCS was perfecting Speed-to-Market for retail before there was even a buzzword for it!
Beyond Hong Kong and China, soon offices were opening in New York and Los Angeles, before growing into Chicago, Miami, and Columbus. The footprint in Asia continued to expand with Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Jakarta, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Europe was next with offices opening in Amsterdam and the United Kingdom. The most recent office opened in Turkey, and it joins affiliate locations in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Today, RCS is one of the world’s leading independent logistics service providers, providing end-to-end design, implementation, and operational capabilities in global sea, air and truck transportation, contract logistics, and customized distribution management.
Owned Offices & JVs with Agents & Partners Worldwide
From international air and ocean forwarding – to offering high quality low-cost integrated business solutions guaranteed to meet your industry’s requirements – RCS makes it happen.
We handle a variety of sectors including telecommunications, electronics, technology, automotive, healthcare, and manufactured retail goods such as department store merchandise, wearing apparel, accessories, footwear, pharmaceuticals, as well as health care products.
Relationships get us in the door – but it’s the on-time performance that keeps us in.
Whether it’s chartering aircrafts, project moves, or moving into a new airport to handle increased volume – we are here to offer solutions. We are a value-add extension of your team – to help protect your brand and interests.
Using state-of-the-art systems such as CargoWise, 3G TMS and FourKites, we are focused on ensuring that you receive real-time tracking and visibility for all of your shipments in transit, regardless of mode.
Utilizing our robust data warehouse, our 4PL Microsoft Power BI technology pulls out the data you want to see – from timeliness to volume and more – and enables us to make better decisions. By understanding each aspect of the supply chain we can automatically see where the potential bottlenecks are forming, and instruct/cargo-steer our origin offices to avoid particular terminals for example. The rich and actionable data allows us to pivot and be more efficient with your shipments – a huge value-add for our customers.
To help navigate and reduce costs in your LTL Supply Chain, RCS’ LTL TMS system gives you the ability to rate, book and track your LTL shipments all in one user friendly system. Clients are also able to take advantage of our buying power and the competitive rates we’ve negotiated with national carriers.
RCS Logistics provides a complete package of air logistics solutions by offering international air freight forwarding services connecting all major global markets. Our global network features RCS-owned offices and strategic partnerships within major markets throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. To meet our clients’ needs we provide multiple charter flights weekly from Hong Kong and Shanghai with 24-hour transit times and increased capacity during peak season to major U.S. airports. We also offer competitive pricing with guaranteed capacity with premium airlines.