is an international shipping
company that is headquartered in Irvine
, and has other major offices in Australia
, The Netherlands
, and Toledo
. The company which was founded in 1971 also operates an airline. After having been acquired by DB Logistics
in January 2006, Bax Global is currently being integrated with Schenker
, the land, sea, and air freight branch of DB Logistics. DB Logistics is the freight and logistics division of Deutsche Bahn AG
, the German railway company.
BAX Global has 12,000 Employees, 500 offices in 133 countries, and makes a 2.9 billion USD turnover.
BAX Global describes itself as specializing "in managing the movement of heavyweight packages and cargo of all shapes and sizes".
The company originally opened for business in ten cities in the United States
on June 15
, as Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc.
(BNAFI), a subsidiary of Burlington Northern Railroad
. In 1982
, BNAFI was acquired by the Pittston Company
, which later became Brink's
. In 1986
, BNAFI changed its name to Burlington Air Express
, repositioning itself as an overnight air express company. In 1997
the company changed its name to BAX Global, reflecting its expansion over all continents.
On January 31, 2006, BAX Global was acquired from Bax' owner, Brink's by DB Logistics, the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn, for $1.1 billion.
Burlington Air Express had a dedicated fleet of aircraft owned and operated by Air Transport International ATI, a sister company also owned by Brinks. At the time of the sale of BAX Global to DB Logistics, ATI was sold to Capital Holdings Inc. Capital Holdings is still under contract with BAX Global to provide dedicated lift.
McDonnell Douglas DC- 8F