William L. Rutherford Limited

About Rutherford Global Logistics

WILLIAM L. RUTHERFORD LIMITED began operations on May 7, 1927 in the Toronto Food Terminal as a produce specialist customs broker. But more than fifty years ago, our reputation for "White Glove Service" attracted steel and textile manufacturers, and ultimately every other type of importer. The company is a privately owned firm with the Head Office next to the Pearson International Airport, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Customs brokerage soon became just one of many import-export services extended to our clients. International freight forwarding and logistics, freight consolidations, container de-stuffing, warehousing, distribution, and delivery along with full trade show and exhibitions services are also offered to clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

Full electronic customs brokerage is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After-hours services for freight handling and warehousing are also available. Beyond customs entries, Rutherford offers consultation and service for Goods and Services Tax, Excise Tax, foreign customs clearance, Non-Resident Importer status reporting, and since 2001, a comprehensive Canada Customs Import Compliance Verification analysis program.

Our Toronto and Vancouver offices also offer full service brokerage and freight forwarding in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Our US central office is located in Philadelphia, PA and is a licensed US Customs Brokerage firm and Freight Forwarder.

Listed below are the firms that are under the umbrella of the William L. Rutherford Limited group of companies known as Rutherford Global Logistics.

  • William L. Rutherford Limited - Mississauga, ON
  • William L. Rutherford (B.C.) Ltd. - Vancouver, BC
  • Montgomery International Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
  • Auburn & Tremblay Inc. - Montreal, QC
  • Adanac International Forwarders Ltd. - Vancouver, BC
  • Rutherford Global Logistics Inc. - Mississauga, ON
  • Jas C. Norris & Son Limited - Mississauga, ON
Languages spoken at William L. Rutherford Ltd.
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Friulano  (Italy)
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Lithuanian
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Chaozhou  (China)
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Hindi  (India)
  • Punjabi  (India)
  • Gujarati  (India)
  • Thai  (Thailand)
  • Tagalog  (Philippines)
  • Swahili  (Tanzania)


Rutherford is a long-standing and proud member of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB).