Comerica Inc. is not in the business of shipping whales, but if that's what one of its customers wants, that's what the Detroit-based bank will do.

Transporting large seafaring mammals might seem an odd line of business for a financial institution, and it's certainly unusual for Comerica. But as the only American bank to run an international freight forwarding and customs brokerage business, Comerica goes the extra mile. The whale, which was being shipped for breeding purposes from an Ontario-based aquarium to Sea World in Orlando, arrived in good condition.

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