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International cargo transportation from the USA

International cargo transportation from the USA is an essential part of the logistics chain. Our Online reight calculator is designed to manage international deliveries of relatively large orders from the U.S. remotely, virtually from any location in the world. It perfectly works for the transportation of commercial cargo and shipping from the USA personal belongings. You may watch a short video on YouTube to see how easy it is.

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To avoid fraud in international cargo transportation from the U.S., the United States Government strictly regulates and controls such activities. In the United States, any business that provides international cargo transportation services must be licensed and bonded.

If you ship from the USA a relatively sizeable cargo in boxes, crates, or on pallets, then AMID Logistics (American Multimodal International Deliveries) is here to support your international cargo transportation needs.

AMID Logistics is a licensed and bonded U.S. Freight Forwarder - U.S. Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Our primary business is LCL freight (Less than Container Load). We support LCL shipping on behalf of small and midsize exporters in the USA as all well as over the world. We manage e-commerce orders targeted on the U.S. market and help customers shipping from the USA household goods and personal belongings. If you are an inexperienced first-time international shipper, then after reading this article, you should be prepared for international shipping cargo from the USA overseas.

 

Shipping international using ocean freight services

 

Do not confuse services provided for cargo transportation from the USA by sea. It all depends on the size of cargo, cargo transportation arrangement, and modes of transportation. Sea freight, in general, falls into four categories:

  1. Parcel services.
  2. Shipping goods from the USA with international moving companies.
  3. International sea freight services are provided by Ocean transportation intermediaries (OTI).
  4. Direct sea freight carriers. In respect of international cargo transportation - steamship lines.

When shipping goods overseas, please keep in mind that all the devices assist exporters in their international cargo transportation needs. However, only the shippers and consignees are held responsible for proper cargo packing, export and import documentation, customs formalities, and all charges beyond freight scope. 

AMID Logistics is a U.S. freight forwarder. In respect of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations: ...An Ocean Transportation Intermediary is ...an ocean Freight Forwarder... An Ocean freight forwarder is an individual or company that dispatches shipments from the United States via common carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments on behalf of shippers. Ocean freight forwarders also prepare and process the documentation and perform related activities pertaining to those shipments...

When dealing with a U.S. freight forwarder in international cargo transportation from the USA, shippers should also be prepared to deal directly with other parties related to the shipping. It can be U.S. domestic ground transportation companies that deliver cargo to ocean freight carriers; ocean freight carrier's agents, which handles cargo recoveries overseas; customs, any particular organization if a load is under their supervision, etc.

 

Common phases in LCL freight

International shippers should keep in mind these three common phases in any LCL cargo transportation cycle. 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. Most of the time, it is regarding destination charges.

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

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

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

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

 

Different Modes of Cargo Transportation from the USA by Sea

For your convenience, we have separated our online freight calculator by sub-domains for different modes of cargo transportation from the USA:

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

 
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