Specialty Cargo

About Us

Specialty Cargo, Inc. is a family-owned Global Freight Logistics Company established in 1996. Our employees have over 150 years of combined freight forwarding experience, and we love what we do. We use our knowledge and experience to overcome any obstacle in order to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible for you, our client.

Our location at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport gives us the advantage of having immediate access to all carriers, often working directly with the airlines. Shipments, however, do not have to originate from Seattle, or even the United States. Our broad and established network of offices allows us to move shipments to and from anywhere in the world.

Everything we do here at Specialty Cargo revolves around you, our customer. We firmly believe in providing the absolute best in customer service and strive for excellence and perfection on every shipment. We live and work by the Golden Rule, treating you and your product with the highest level of professionalism and respect.

Our Services

Specialty Cargo offers a variety of services to best fit your freight needs. We use our extensive knowledge and experience to select the most suitable and cost-effective freight solution for your unique situation. For a more detailed look at what we do, visit Our Services page.

Client Feedback

Packing

We have been in business since 1983 and Specialty Cargo Inc. has been our freight forwarder of choice for over a decade. The staff is knowledgeable and resourceful, having risen to the occasion when getting our shipments delivered “up country” to small villages in Sierra Leone, survey equipment into war-torn areas on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, oceanographic instruments to remote grass airstrips in Papua New Guinea as well as more conventional locales in Europe, Asia, India and South America.”

 

Our Team

Staff MemberMick Swett, CEO
mick@specialtycargoinc.com

For Mick, freight transportation runs in the family. His grandfather, father, uncle, brother, and sons have all worked in the industry.

Mick began working for his uncle Norman G. Jensen in 1966, typing airway bills after school as a junior in high school. He continued in the industry and has since worked for and managed several large international freight logistics companies.

In 1996, Mick and his son Scott opened Specialty Cargo, Inc., continuing the family tradition. As CEO, Mick is involved with and provides leadership in all facets of freight forwarding. He actively manages many accounts and enjoys the day-to-day challenges of his work.

Outside of work, Mick is a family man. His 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren keep Mick and his wife busy on weekends with sporting events and family barbeques. When he isn’t being Grandpa, Mick stays active riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, golfing, riding ATVs and skiing.

Staff MemberScott Swett, CFO
scott@specialtycargoinc.com

Scott began working for his dad, Mick, as an airport runner after graduating high school in 1989. Soon after, he worked for another company building signs. However Scott found he couldn’t leave the freight logistics industry and opened Specialty Cargo with his dad in 1996. Today, Scott oversees the whole company from accounting, to sales and marketing, to customer relations.

Outside of work, you can find Scott at one of his three daughter’s sports practices or games. He and his wife are heavily involved at their church with high school ministries, and they also assist in planning the winter and summer high school camps.

Scott and his wife share a passion for travel so if he could, he would travel the world seeing as many places as possible.

Staff MemberBrian Swett, Operations Manager
brian@specialtycargoinc.com

Prior to working for Specialty Cargo, Inc., Brian worked for Eagle Hardware & Garden as a manager of the Lumber and Loadout departments, where he learned time management, the corporate layout, and customer relations. The best thing that came from his time at Eagle Hardware was meeting his future wife.

Brian joined his father and brother in the family business of Specialty Cargo in 1998. Today, Brian oversees all operational aspects of the company from daily operations, to long-term strategy planning.

Outside of serving his clients, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 boys and daughter. Whether it be hiking, running, skiing, camping, traveling – you can find Brian’s family participating in just about any outdoor activity.

Staff MemberRandy White, Operations
randy@specialtycargoinc.com

Randy started his career in Freight Logistics in 1971 in the Air Force as the freight logistics coordinator. Since his honorable discharge in 1977 Randy has continued to work in the freight logistics field ever since.

Randy has a true love and niche for perishable cargo. With over 40 years of experience, Randy specializes in the packaging and handling of perishable shipments both domestic and internationally for some of the largest seafood companies in the Northwest. He has helped Specialty Cargo more than double its growth since 2005 when he started.

When Randy isn’t packing or shipping fish, he is actively involved in the Scottish community in the Pacific Northwest playing drums in a local Bagpipe Band based in Olympia with his wife. Randy has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren that he loves to spoil and then send home to mom and dad.

Staff MemberArnold Faxon, Worldwide Sales Manager
arnie@specialtycargoinc.com

Arnie joined the team in 2002 as the sales and marketing manager. His role is to engage and educate new customers on the features, benefits and services provided by Specialty Cargo Inc. He has worked both on the passenger and the freight side of air force transportation.

Arnie has always had a passion for aircraft and flying. Before joining Specialty Cargo, Arnie spent over twenty years in the airline, freight forwarder, and logistics industry. He was active duty USAF for four years, has guest lectured UW Masters Transportation program, and was President of the Seattle Air Cargo Association for two years.

A Hawaii native, Arnie is passionate about the Pacific Ocean and hopes to spend more time there in the future, where he can listen to and ride the waves.

Contact Specialty Cargo today to learn more about how we can assist you and offer the right
solution for your unique situation.

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