H. Kennedy is a family-owned business that offers strategic resources in international trade while fostering close, privileged relations with each of its clients in order to offer single-stop support throughout operations.
The business was founded in 1847 by Harold Kennedy. At the time, our offices were located on Des Commissaires Street in Old Montreal—just steps away from the quays.
In 1974, the company was purchased by Wallace Russell, thus passing into the hands of a new family.
Twenty-odd years later, Mr. Russell's children carry on the family tradition. Two of his children—Claude and Sylvie Russell—are still at the head of the company, closely followed by the third generation!
After having moved a few times in and around the Old Port, the business left the big city and settled in Blainville in 1999.
While staying true to its mission and with its clients always top of mind, H. Kennedy has successfully modernized its practices over the decades, constantly offering state-of-the-art, turn-key services.
Choosing H. Kennedy as a partner means that you can call on the services of a fully staffed shipping department whenever you need one. This means that both large and small businesses can tap into our solid expertise in merchandise distribution management
In international trade, getting your goods to their destination efficiently and securely is the ultimate goal. There are dozens of potential logistics solutions out there. Our job is to find the one that is right for you.