Established: Customs BrokersRalph Valls established Ralph Valls Customs Brokers, Laredo, Texas, it was, and to this day remains, the largest land gateway and port of entry into the U.S.
Export ForwarderValls secured a license to operate as an Export Forwarder at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Father & Son: expandRichard R. Valls accepts an invitation from Ralph Valls to join in the opening of an office at the port of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Established: Vessel AgencyValls Shipping Company is eastablished in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Established: Materials HandlingPort Corpus Terminal, Inc. is formed as a materials handling company. It later expanded and was licensed to become the stevedoring arm of Valls Group.
Acquisition: CBMMIn 1988 Richard R. Valls and Dan Ostos purchase controlling interest of Coastal Bend Mooring & Marine, Inc., a mooring and barge service provider in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Aquisition: Boyd-Campbell CompanyValls Group acquired Boyd-Campbell Company, the oldest steamship agency and stevedore in Corpus Christi, Texas. Stevedoring operations commenced as Boyd-Campbell Stevedores, Inc.
Aquisition: BCM AgencyValls Shipping Company acquires BCM Agency to service the ports of Tampa and Port Manatee, FL.
Aquisition: Sunshine Shipping, Inc.To further expand our Florida operations, Valls Shipping Company aquires Sunshine Shipping, Inc. to service Port Everglades, Miami and West Palm.