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INTERNATIONAL CARGO TRANSPORTATION FROM USA. TRANSPORT FROM USA BY SEA IN RESPECT OF DEALING WITH U.S. FREIGHT FORWARDERS

International cargo transportation from the USA is an important part in the logistics chain on delivery goods from the USA overseas. This Real-time Freight Calculator is designed to manage deliveries of goods from the USA remotely, virtually from any location in the world. It perfectly works on transportation commercial cargo and on shipping household goods and personal effects from the USA by sea. Watch the video on YouTube how easy it is.

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To avoid fraud in the international cargo transportation industry, the United States Government strictly regulates and controls such activities. In the United States, any company that provides international cargo transportation service must be licensed and bonded.

If it you are shipping from the USA a considerably sizable cargo, then AMID Logistics (American Multimodal International Deliveries) is here to support your cargo transportation needs. AMID Logistics is a licensed and bonded U.S. Freight Forwarder - U.S. Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Our business is international cargo deliveries from the USA overseas by the sea for different purposes, no matter either you are shipping from USA commercial freight or personal goods. Our primary business is LCL freight (Less than Container Load) shipping from the USA to all over the world.

 

Shipping international using ocean freight services

 

Do not confuse services provided on cargo transportation from the USA by sea. First of all, it depends on the size of cargo that you are shipping from USA, cargo transportation arrangement and modes of transportation. In general, it falls into three categories:

  1. Parcel service
  2. International moving companies
  3. International cargo transportation services

Dealing with U.S. Freight Forwarders on shipping from USA different types of cargo, shippers should understand Freight Forwarders responsibilities during the cargo transportation. Freight Forwarders support, assist and manage international shipments. However only shippers and consignees are held responsible for cargo packing, proper export, and import shipping documentation, customs formalities and all charges and fees that are beyond scope of freight. 

First-time international shippers should read this article, related to shipping from USA LCL freight. 

International transportation business throughout the world is regulated by a variety of global international ocean freight industry

When dealing with a U.S. Freight Forwarder on shipping ocean freight from the USA, the shipper should also be prepared to deal directly with other parties related to the shipping. It can be ocean freight carrier's agent, which may handle cargo recoveries on shippers behalf as soon as cargo arrives at destinations, customs, any particular organizations if cargo is under their supervision, local transportation companies etc.

Information about international ocean freight carriers agents should be available:

  • With EXPORT goods from the USA - in carrier's International ocean freight bill of lading - the final document in the international cargo transportation by sea industry, that acts as a title on shipping goods;
  • With IMPORT goods to the USA - in U.S. Freight Forwarder's shipping instructions, before an international ocean freight shipment is tendered to the Export from the country of origin.

 

COMMON PHASES IN CARGO TRANSPORTATION FROM USA BY SEA

International shippers should understand and keep in mind these three common phases in any international cargo transportation cycles. Each phase during transportation cycles corresponds with charges related to the phase. In other words, you should understand what is included in regular sea freight quotes on international cargo transportation from the USA by sea. I.e. always remember about destination charges.

I. ORIGIN - CARGO IS AT THE ORIGIN - CHARGES AND FEES TYPICALLY INCLUDED IN FREIGHT QUOTE:

  • Cargo Pickup and delivery Ocean freight carrier's terminal (called CFS - Container Freight Station OR self-delivery to the CFS by the shipper.
  • Origin country's customs formalities.
  • Cargo handling at the CFS; transfer to the seaport of departure; export documents turnover and release to sail.

II. INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FREIGHT - CARGO IS IN TRANSIT (SAILING FROM USA) - INCLUDED IN FREIGHT QUOTE:

  • Cargo is on board the vessel and in the transit between seaports of origin and destination. Actual sailing of cargo by sea. It may includ cargo reloads in seaports of trans-shipping. 

III. DESTINATION - CARGO IS ENTERED IN COMMERCE ZONE OF THE DESTINATION COUNTRY - NOT INCLUDED IN FREIGHT QUOTE (DESTINATION CHARGES):

  • Cargo entree to the destination; international ocean freight carriers/carrier's destination agent messaging; handling of cargo at the port of entree and documents turnover.
  • Completing destination customs formalities in order to obtain customs release, i.e. entree filing; assessing customs duty, taxes (if any) and other applicable destination country's governments' related charges.
  • Delivery of cargo to the final destination terminal (the terminal is not a sea port of entree itself); handling the cargo at the terminal; documents turnover and to obtaining the terminal release.
  • Cargo delivery to assigned by consignee place (called "to door"), if not self picked up from the final destination terminal.

You may fina d more complete and comprehensive explanation about international shipping procedures in respect of dealing with an U.S. Freight Forwarder in FAQ sections of our website:

  • Export from the USA by sea refer to this link
  • Import to the USA by sea refer to this link

 

Different Modes of Cargo Transportation from the USA by Sea

For your convenience we have separated our U.S. Real-time Online Seafreight Calculators by sub-domains for different modes of cargo transportation from the USA:

  • LCL ocean freight (Less than Container Load): International cargo transportation from USA boxes, crates and pallets by sea. Consolidated ocean freight. Note that you may use an LCL seafreight service for shipping both types of freight: either commercial cargo or household goods or personal effects. The related domain is - https://InternationalShippingUSA.com

    IMPORTANT!: LCL seafreight service CANNOT be used for shipping motor vehicles*

  • FCL COMMERCIAL CARGO (Full Container Load): Transportation from USA entire containers that contain a commercial cargo. The related sub-domain is - https://Containers.InternationalShippingUSA.com

    IMPORTANT!: You must NOT use pricing schedule in this sub-domain on international transportation from USA of Household Goods and Personal effects! Shipping rates and procedures for commercial cargo are different from international shipping of Household Goods and Personal effects. For shipping Household Goods and Personal effects use other sub-domains below.

  • FCL with HOUSEHOLD GOODS/PERSONAL EFFECTS: International transportation from USA entire seafreight containers containing Household Goods and/or Personal effects that are not for sale, but for personal use only. The related sub-domain is https://Householdgoods.InternationalShippingUSA.com

    IMPORTANT!: No motor vehicles* can be included! Export motor vehicles require special customs formalities and procedures.

  • If you ship motor vehicles FCL containing MOTOR VEHICLES*: International transportation from the USA of entire containers with consolidated motor vehicles consolidated in multimodal ocean freight containers. The related link is https://Cars.InternationalShippingUSA.com

  • International shipping RO-RO: International transportation from USA cars, trucks, trailers, boats, heavy equipment etc. The related link is http://Ro-Ro.InternationalShippingUSA.com

* In respect of international shipping, motor vehicles mean vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, boats, jet ski etc that require a registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

 

 

 
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