PureFreight is proud to be Your Global Valet. We serve art galleries, auction houses, high-end furniture stores, interior designers and estate managers across Southern California who are looking for an international shipping, packing and crating company that cares about the items shipped and how carefully, timely and economically they arrive. PureFreight instills confidence, trust and customer loyalty by ensuring your shipment is routed through the quickest, safest and most economically international routes so you can stay focused on your core business.
Unlike competitors, PureFreight takes a service-based approach to client engagement through building long-term customer relationships vs. transactional business. Your account is directly managed by professionals with almost two decades of experience in the freight forwarding industry. Our deep industry knowledge in international shipping secures the optimal service provider(s) to minimize costs and optimize service levels based on your spending patterns. This result in the best-suited international shipping solutions to maximize your safety, timeliness and value.
With almost two decades of experience, Rasmus is a respected expert in the international shipping industry. He takes a radically different approach to ensuring customer satisfaction by truly focusing on building long-term, mutually rewarding business relationships vs. an industry focused on transactional business. Rasmus oversees all operations and the strategic direction of the company and takes great pride in serving his clients directly. He started his freight-forwarding career in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1996. He has since worked in Birmingham, England, Minneapolis and has spent 11 years in Los Angeles where he currently resides. Rasmus and his team ensure all shipments are completed within the promised time-frame and to client’s full satisfaction.
Maria has 20 years of Domestic and International Freight forwarding experience. Maria has always made the extra effort to ensure the clients expectations are met or exceeded.
We are thrilled that Maria has re-joined Rasmus at PureFreight so that our client can continuously receive the best Customer service in the industry.
Wayne brings 25 years of shipping experience, with a specialty in fine art and designer furniture. His commitment to customer service is well known within the industry, and he approaches all projects with enthusiasm to ensure the needs of his clients are surpassed from start to finish. Wayne has worked in New York and Los Angeles and has handled shipments for The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Warner Bros. Studios, and many others.
Frank has been in the air freight and ground shipping industry over 15 years with great dedication to customers and their personal, industrial, and high value shipments. His background in the Logistics industry comes from previously working for known retailers, air carriers, and freight forwarder. This has allowed him to work with expertise and to cover a wide range of functions in import/export operations, transportation and logistics, warehousing, customer relationship, and management. As a new professional step, he has accepted with boundless pleasure to join PureFreight and to continue his career by serving the customers.
Robert comes to PureFreight with 25 years of corporate management experience, including as Vice President of 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Appraisals, Inc. at both Christie’s and Sotheby’s New York and Los Angeles starting in 1993; with an emphasis in Post War Fine Art, Prints and Photographs. In his 18 years of experience in the international auction business, Robert has worked closely with major private collectors, corporate and museum collections, including the Estates of Henry Geldzahler (1996) and The Collection of David Whitney and Philip Johnson (2007), among many others. With a keen understanding and expertise of high value fine art and transport needs, Robert joined Satco, Inc. in 2009 as operations and marketing lead, managing client relations with Fedex, UPS, DHL and many other commercial cargo airlines. Satco, Inc. is the pioneer of the design, manufacture and repair of air cargo unit loading devices (ULDs) founded by his father in 1968. Robert proudly sits on the Board of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine since 2005 and The Looker Family Foundation as Secretary since 2002.
Ken Blakely earned his MBA as well as his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. He went to work for Coopers & Lybrand where he spent the bulk of his time focused on one client, Atlantic Richfield. Eventually he joined that firm and spent nineteen years there in various financial roles, from analytic business relations to investor relations.
Ken’s area of expertise is risk management and support services; he reviews contracts and manages the insurance as well as the financial affairs of the company.
Jirka is in charge of all company IT Solutions and quality controls. Jirka brings over two decades of experience in helping small and medium business prepare for growth through holistic approach to IT management and operations. This includes defining the strategy, building out the architecture and managing all aspects of PureFreight hardware, software, networking and cloud computing solutions to enable and support global business functions.