FACILITATING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SINCE 1988

Founded in 1988, Bestway International, Inc., is based in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the largest international logistics hubs in North America. We provide full-service transportation and brokerage solutions to thousands of clients worldwide, from Fortune 100 corporations and government agencies to small and mid-sized regional businesses.

 

Customs Brokerage, Transportation Specialists and Exclusive Agents for Hellmann.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

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INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER

IMPORT

As a United States Customs Broker, Bestway provides customized import solutions that are critical role to our clients inbound supply chain. We take pride in our relationships with Customs officers across the

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EXPORT

Our core strategy, from the day we became a freight forwarder in 1988, is to combine local, high-touch service and accountability with a thorough international network of offices and agents.

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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

In the ever-changing international logistics arena, clients have many options. Large, global providers have significant resources, but sometimes lack the personal care and attention demanded by complex transactions.

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MARKETS WE SERVE:

  • AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT
  • ELECTRONICS
  • FABRICATED METAL AND METAL PARTS
  • FIREWORKS
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGES
  • FURNITURE
  • INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
  • INDUSTRIAL TOOLS
  • OPTICAL GOODS
  • PAPER PRODUCTS
  • PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT
  • TEXTILES AND APPAREL
  • TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER HEAVY EQUIPMENT

MEET THE STAFF:

Jay Devers
Managing Partner
With dot-com tech start-up and Fortune 100 experience behind him, Jay joined Bestway International in 2009. “Jumping into a twenty-one year old company operating in a complex and competitive business seemed a little bit like trying to jump a moving freight train,” says Jay. “Our product is smart, nice people. With loyal clients on one hand and dedicated, experienced teammates on the other, it’s been easy to focus on growth and the future.”
Linda Reynolds
Export Operations
With Bestway since 1988, Linda has spent most of her career in the international transportation trade with our firm. Linda has a wide range of expertise in all aspects of freight forwarding including operations, management, compliance issues, routing, and other supply chain issues. In addition, Linda offers advisory services on letters of credit and other trading terms concerns. She leads the ocean export department and contributes to the management of the entire export operations team.
Barb Meyers
Controller
Our team is made up of logistics business veterans, and Barb is no exception, bringing valuable family freight business experience to Bestway in 2009. Barb oversees new client onboarding and the integration of the different business units into the financial and reporting systems.
Jack McDonough
Director, Import Solutions
Joining the team in 2019, Jack’s role has grown quickly from its roots as a sales/operations support hybrid, to Director of Import Solutions. His mission aligns well with Bestway’s: constant pursuit of a better way to serve the needs of our customers and employees. He received his Licensed Customs Broker designation in 2016 and brings managerial experience in both import and export functions to an already robust team. .
Riley Wiles
Bestway Freight Solutions
Riley is the founder and manager of the Bestway Freight Solutions business unit created in 2014. Riley is an accomplished executive in the supply chain solutions industry and has driven exponential growth within Bestway Freight Solutions that continues today.

LATEST NEWS

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CBP's Annual Reporting
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