Who We Are

Compass Logistics & Marine LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned logistics company based in South Florida. We specialize in customs brokerage, import/export, yacht and aviation, government and military, trucking and warehousing. With over 50 years of industry experience, a service first approach and a worldwide network, our team is ready to create custom solutions that fit your needs and exceed expectations.

Core Values

A compass is one of the oldest and most reliable navigational tools ever invented. It has helped explorers, mariners, pilots and military service members get where they needed to go for hundreds of years and under all sort of conditions and challenges.
Just as a compass has done for so many people, professions, and events in history, Compass Logistics & Marine LLC is committed to doing the same for its clients, employees, and partners through our companies core values

Our Experienced Team


Gordon "Danny" James

Owner/Licensed Customs Broker
Danny started working in logistics in 1999 while attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He worked on seven different container and military ships moving cargo around the world. After the Merchant Marine Academy, Danny served his country as a United States Marine. As a Marine, Danny moved tanks, personnel and cargo to and from the battlefield. He also worked with the Department of State and US Embassies around the world. After leaving active duty military service in 2010, Danny completed his MBA and started his career as an international freight forwarder and licensed customs broker.

Michelle L. Terorotua

Director - Maritime, Aviation, & Government Affairs
Michelle leads our team with 31 years experience and 29 years in Customs Brokerage & Freight Forwarding.  She is specialized but not limited to; Yachts, Aircraft and Automobiles. Michelle also has 2 years experience as a Vessel Agent and 12 years as General Manager of an International Customs Brokerage. Michelle’s client and service first approach tied with her vast experience uniquely positions her to understand all aspects of the business and her clients’ specific needs.

Jericho Hartley

Chief Operations Officer

John Rapacki

Chief Commercial Officer
John has twenty years of experience in sales, business development, and project cargo operations. He developed his expertise with leading international brands that include Dockwise, Mammoet, Red Box Energy Services, Bechtel, and Swire.
John and company founder Danny James both graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2003. While their initial career paths differed, with Danny joining the U.S. Marine Corps and John sailing as a Merchant Marine Officer, a shared commitment to service, achievement, teamwork, and leadership endures to this day.

Alix Chun

Imports Supervisor
Alix is a motivated & experienced professional in the supply chain and logistics industry with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Commerce. With her professional career commencing in the automotive industry in Mexico City, followed by Freight Forwarding, Logistics, and Customs Brokerage in the US, her versatile experience is a complement to the team. Alix is always committed to providing solutions along with great customer service and had the capacity to work under pressure in an everchanging environment.

Kevin Weis

Operations Supervisor
Kevin brings energy to our team with his motivation and dedication to customer service. He began working in logistics in 2016 while attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy earning a degree in Maritime Logistics and International Securities. While at USMMA, he worked on both container vessels as well as military vessels moving cargo around the world. After graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy, he began his professional career working at an international freight forwarder specializing in marine logistics. Since joining Compass, Kevin has been working as our Project Manager and brings a dedicated approach to all his client’s special requests. Kevin views the pressure as a privilege and appreciates the opportunity to solve his client’s needs.

Justine James

Marketing & Administration
Justine is a University of Florida graduate, specializing in communications, advertising, marketing and business. She spent the next 17 years working in sales & marketing at WPLG Local 10, the ABC affiliate in South Florida. She brings a strong marketing & organizational background to the fast paced, growing logistics industry.

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Compass Logistics & Marine LLC
1112 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


DUNS: 065198408
CAGE code: 854U2
EIN: 82-3651502
NAICS Codes: 481112, 481212, 483111, 484121, 484220, 484230, 488510, 488991, 493110, 541614

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