For Immediate Release

Following eight successful years in strategic partnership, Navegate Inc. has aquired North Star World Trade Services and T Brothers Trucking. Navegate, a technology-focused transportation and logistics company, now combines forces with the 47-year-old international freight forwarder, North Star, and 20-year-old domestic trucking and transportation company, T Brothers, to form a third party logistics (3PL) company with expansive expertise.

Navegate’s now comprehensive breadth of services has positioned the Global Trade Management Company for aggressive expansion, including new wholly owned facilities in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Also expanding is Navegate’s headquarters, which will relocate this spring to a 45,000 square foot property in Mendota Heights, MN.

“Bringing these three companies together has allowed us to expand operations in China,” said Joe Pelletier, president. “We have built a company that is substantial and gaining momentum. We have world class technology, carrier capacity, and the right people, enabling us to manage customers’ domestic and international supply chains, faster and smarter than ever.”

In addition, new branding has been unveiled beginning with a new website ( featuring an expanded portfolio of global transportation and logistics services.  “Our new website is key in our transformation, as it cohesively brings together all the aspects of the three companies,” said Pelletier, “and helps us showcase how Navegate is here to make the complex simple for our customers.”

St. Paul, Minnesota (March 3, 2016)

About Navegate:

On Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 List of IT Providers for the last three years* in a row, Navegate is a full-service provider of global transportation and third party logistics (3PL). With 240 employees and six offices worldwide, Navegate’s global headquarters is located in Minnesota. Learn more at

*2015, 2014, and 2013, Inbound Logistics


Amanda Kilduff
Navegate – Global Headquarters
1300 Mendota Heights Rd.
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
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