Missionary Expediters, Inc. was founded in the mid 1950s after its owner, Oscar Braslaw, became a Christian at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans. Missionary Expediters, Inc. was born as a small division of Braslaw’s American Import and Export. Since then it has grown to be the premier freight forwarder in its market.
As a testament to this, we recently received an interesting phone inquiry to move a container of personal effects to Fiji. The cargo owner said he’d last called for the service 37 years ago, and he used the same phone number as
before. Now that’s a company you can count on!
Ask one of our employees, Henry Stewart, who’s been here since the doors opened. He started out building wooden crates for personal effects cargo more than 60 years ago. Since then, we have moved to a more sophisticated facility, weathered several major hurricanes, and watched as sea containers and enormous cargo ships have taken over the shipping industry, and Henry’s been with us to see it all.