Argus Carriers, Ltd.
When Jamil Murji departed from his career in the world of finance, he sought to satisfy his entrepreneurial spirit by finding a market that would show promise long into the future. “Everything needs to be moved on a truck. If you look back at 2013, why I entered this industry was that ten percent of the economy is logistics,” noted Murji. Whether by rail, marine, air, highway transportation or warehousing, “everything has to move.”
In 2013, Murji set out to identify viable market opportunities. He wanted to purchase an already successful company and use its reputation to sustain him in this new endeavour. He came across Abbotsford-based Inter-Urban Delivery Service which enjoyed a niche market in hospital deliveries and cross-border aerospace deliveries. This is where he began to learn about the prospects in logistics, which led him and an investment group to acquire the company from its retiring owner.