About Mersant      

Mersant International Ltd., is a multi faceted corporation founded in 1977. We are Licensed Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Iata Agents, licensed by the F.M.C., and a certified member of the C-TPAT Program. We are long standing members of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc as well as the JFK Airport Customs Brokers Association and the Long Island Import/Export Association.

We are known throughout the world for such specialty shipments as:

Exotic Zoo Animals, Fine Jewelry, Wearing Apparel, Aircraft Parts, Tobacco and Cigars, Network News Crews, as well as having a complete department expressly devoted to the International transportation of horses worldwide.

We are privileged to be the official agent for the prestigious Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Races, as well as the official USA agent for the Dubai World Cup. The complexities of documentation and preparation for the handling and transportation of these delicate commodities compels our dedicated, experienced management team to offer 24 hour a day, seven day a week service to meet your needs. In this way, we are able to provide a highly professional and personalized level of service required by some of the most prestigious clients and most demanding shipment situations. We currently maintain offices in New York, Kentucky, and California.

Who We Are

We are third generation custom brokers/freight forwarders.

Joseph C. Santarelli worked as a Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder as far back as the mid 1950’s. His sons, Joseph N. Santarelli Sr. and Charles Santarelli (President and Import Department Head of Mersant International) along with Charles Merendino, (President Emeritus) founded Mersant International in 1977. We are delighted that the family tradition continues. Joseph Santarelli Jr. (Secretary) and Christopher Santarelli (Treasurer) lead the equine department. Charles (Chuck) Santarelli (Vice President-Operations) heads the export department. The next generation of Mersant International, led by veteran Charles Santarelli, has already built on Mersant International’s reputation by expanding its equine and export departments; and we look forward to meeting our current and prospective clients’ demanding shipping needs.

In addition to the above in this closely held company, we have an outstanding staff of 13 people. In our prestigious Equine departments we have in Lexington, KY our manager Mrs. Sarah Munoz, accompanied by Mrs. Leta Noble and Ms. Wendy Pickney. In New York, we have Mr. Paul Weygand and Mr. Thomas Thornton. In the New York Export Department we have Ms. Heather Alburquerque.

In our accounting department, Ms. Christine Mitchell is our manager.
Our import Freight department consists of Ms. Lisa Avery, Mr. Robert Pignotti, and in traffic, Ms. Patricia Ondra.

In all, Mersant International Ltd., offers its discerning clientele a combined total of well over 225 years of experience in the air freight industry, and still counting...