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Shipping Household Goods from the USA with U.S. Freight Forwarders Vs. International Moving Companies

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This web page is mostly written in purpose to help inexperienced, first-time international shippers to understand the difference between shipping from USA household goods and personal effects with U.S. Freight Forwarders versus hiring an International Moving Company. AMID Logistics is a licensed and bonded U.S. OTI - Ocean Transportation Intermediary (U.S. Freight Forwarder). Information in this article mainly relates to international sea freight shipping from the USA. Particularly to shipping from the USA an LCL freight (Less than Container Load). I.e., shipping from the USA cargo in boxes, crates, and pallets.

You may continue reading about the difference or skip to most common issues related to LCL shipping that inexperienced, first-time international shippers should be aware of.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU SHOULD CHOOSE BETWEEN CONVENIENCE AND PRICE:

If within your budget, you can afford a convenience over the price, then you may search for a reliable international moving company for your relocation or shipping personal belongings from the USA overseas. An international moving company's surveyor should visit you and estimate the cost of labor, cost of packing materials, freight cost, etc. I.e., the international moving company should estimate how much it will cost you to ship your goods from the USA abroad without any extra efforts on your part. Some international moving companies offer "door to door" service. That means that they guarantee to dispatch your international shipment at the beginning to the very end. I.e., they promise that besides submitting your cargo to the shipping from the U.S., they will assist you in your cargo recovery in your destination country. They guarantee that they will work on your behalf with your destination country customs and seaport authorities, collect and pay on your behalf all cargo release charges and fees, deliver and unload your goods at the place you need. In this case, we'd recommend you to pay attention to the second part of your shipping service agreement with the international moving company, which relates to procedures on your cargo recovery at the destination.

However, the cost of using international moving companies on shipping household goods from the USA abroad is high. That is great if it is a business-related international moving and your employer pays the price. Otherwise, you may need to consider an alternative. The alternative is to ship goods with international ocean freight carriers. U.S. freight forwarders should assist you in this task. 

Running ahead, you can always hire a domestic moving company to properly pack and deliver your goods to an ocean freight carrier terminal. Such terminals professionally called CFS – Container Freight Stations. In this case, we'd suggest you ask your local moving companies if they are familiar with regulations and rules in international cargo transportation from the USA overseas. Particularly with ISPM15 regulations. It may be prudent to pay more but to be ensured that you will not get in trouble at the end of your international shipment due to improper packing of your goods.

Yes, generally you can ship from the USA household goods and personal effects with ocean freight carriers instead of involving an international moving company in the shipment. Then consider our ECONOMY LCL Sea Freight Service for shipping sizable boxes, crates, and pallets from the United States overseas. It is definitely much less expensive and:

However, when shipping from the USA freight LCL, unlike with international moving companies, there are specific rules and limitations that you have to keep in mind.

Eventually, all these rules and limitations are quite logical. Follow your common sense and everything will appear in order. However, sometimes, inexperienced first-time shippers, consider shipping of sizable cargo from the U.S. abroad as mailing a postal card overseas. Unfortunately, in the end, they pay for mistakes. Sometimes it can be a significant price. 

We do our best to make procedures on freight shipping from the USA as easy, stressless and predictable as possible. We are proud of our business. Our customer satisfaction survey index is 97%. We continuously receive feedback from our clients. Many customers return and shipping with us again and again. You may see AMID Logistics' customer reviews in this link.

Regrettably, sometimes we receive complaints. Almost all the complaints are from first-time, inexperienced exporters. THAT'S WHY, IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST-TIME INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SHIPPING FROM THE USA OVERSEAS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU READING THE REST OF THE ARTICLE BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT.

Below are the most common first-time shippers' misunderstandings and mistakes in shipping from the USA freight LCL, that we are facing in our practice. All these topics already covered in our FAQ, references, and documents web pages. However, in this article, we try to concentrate on customers confusions and provide examples.

PLEASE NOTE: All these requirements, regulations and restrictions are standard in international cargo transportation by sea industry. No matter which company you are going to use in your international shipping from the USA. You have to be aware of at least basic procedures on shipping cargo from the USA abroad by sea. If you do not understand something, before you are involved in an international shipment from the USA, do not hesitate to contact us or double-check with third parties.

1. It is the shipper's responsibility to pack shipping goods properly.

2. If a cargo pickup requested, then the shipper has to be prepared to meet LTL driver and, if necessary, to provide help on loading cargo into the pickup truck.

3. If cargo is going to be self-delivered to a line haul freight terminal for the transfer to an ocean freight carrier's terminal (CFS) for the shipping from the USA, then shipper should be prepared to deal on palletizing with the line haul terminal.

4. It is the shipper's responsibility to submit all necessary shipping documents.

5. Ocean freight (i.e., transporting from the USA by sea) does not guarantee transit time.

6. Responsibilities of ocean freight carriers and freight forwarders on shipping goods from the USA are to get cargo to a commerce zone of the destination country. ALL DESTINATION CHARGES RELATED TO THE CARGO RECOVERY ARE CONSIGNEE'S (RECIPIENT OF CARGO) RESPONSIBILITIES AND ON CONSIGNEE'S ACCOUNT.

7. The consignee is responsible for picking up of released goods at the destination freight terminal (CFS), or schedule a "door delivery" with the CFS and pay for the delivery to the CFS directly.

8. If shippers have no credit line with shipping companies, then they have to pay deposits. Actual shipping cost most likely will differ from the estimated shipping cost quoted.

9. Do not confuse LCL service with parcel services. The minimum charge of one cubic meter. Destination charges.

10. Find more about LCL freight shipping from the USA with AMID Logistics, LLC.

 

Shipping from the USA

 

1. It is the shipper's responsibility to pack shipping goods properly. 

In order to use LCL service on shipping cargo from the USA overseas, all your shipping goods must be properly packed: boxed or crated and labeled. You may self-palletize your cargo, or you can request the ocean freight carrier to properly palletize and shrink wrap your loose boxes at the carrier's freight terminal (CFS). Palletizing will cost you approximately $35-50 per pallet, depending on CFS. The fee includes the cost of the certified pallet. The charge will be added to the ocean freight carrier's invoice. Palletizing also may increase the chargeable volume of your cargo. However, this is the only way to ship from the USA a number of boxes safely, by protecting from damages or losses. Reliable carriers may even not accept to ship from the USA more than 3-5 boxes being not palletized. Find more about palletizing.  

At a glance these packing requirements may look complicated, but not at all. Use common sense. Your palletized boxes will be handled by forklifts and professionally loaded and secured in a 40' multimodal sea freight container to be prepared for the safe shipping from the USA. You can use regular moving boxes. Using heavy-duty boxes in shipping from the USA overseas is preferable but not absolutely necessary.

People ask: Can we ship from the USA goods in luggage cases, plastic bins, etc? Yes, you can. Just ensure that it is strong enough to keep the shape. Label every single item in case if your skid will be broken. AMID Logistics will provide you with a link to print your shipping labels. 

People ask: Does it safe to ship from the USA some valuables by the sea in 40' containers? What should we answer? Almost everything that you see in Walmart, Costco, etc., came by sea in the same containers. Add extra protection to your unique items. Bubbles wrap it. Insulate it. Hire a professional packing company. The majority of ocean freight shipments from the USA arrive without damages and losses. If you consider extra protection, then ensure your cargo

To avoid problems, extra charges and penalties you should stay away from shipping from the USA the following commodity:

If you are not confident that some of your goods are legal for the shipping from the USA, do not put your entire shipment at risk. Leave it. Do not ship. Otherwise, before to ship, ask for legal assistance in the United States, and in your destination country.

 

2. If a cargo pickup requested, then the shipper has to be prepared to meet LTL driver and, if necessary, to provide help on loading cargo into the pickup truck. 

In our LCL sea freight service, when cargo pickups requested, we hire U.S. LTL domestic carriers, but moving companies. LTL trucks are operating by single drivers. Then, on residential pickups, LTL driver may reject to handle bulky cargo since it is time and labor-consuming. 

Therefore, at a time of pickup, you have to be prepared to help the driver with your cargo loading. Also, you may need to call the trucking company, that assigned on your pickup in our shipping instructions, in advance to discuss and conduct your pickup conditions.

If you ship too many shipping units (you packing and shipping from the USA an entire apartment or house, for example), then the pickup option may not be available. You will need to self-self deliver your boxed and crated goods to the nearest to your freight terminal. Otherwise, you can hire a local moving company to transport your boxes to the terminal on your behalf. If you hire a moving company, then it is recommended to follow them, and control your cargo submitting to the shipping from the USA.

Please keep in mind that the pickup time window is typically from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You may call to the dispatcher of the trucking company on the day of pickup to find more specific driver's arrival time. The dispatcher's phone number is in our shipping instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: If for any reason you are not ready to meet the pickup driver on the scheduled pickup day, then that's OK. However, in this case, you must call the dispatcher of the trucking company in advance directly. 

When calling, refers to your pickup reference number. Obtain a new pickup reference number. Notify us to track your pickup. No changes in your LTL bill of lading required. Use the same LTL bill of lading that you received with our shipping instructions.

 

3. If cargo is going to be self-delivered to a line haul freight terminal for the transfer to an ocean freight carrier's terminal (CFS) for the shipping from the USA, then shipper should be prepared to deal on palletizing with the line haul terminal. 

In our online freight calculator, domestic U.S. LTL line haul terminals listed in lowercase with an asterisk. Orlando, FL* for example. On the one hand, unlike ocean freight carriers terminals (CFSs) LTL line haul terminals are not obligated to palletize cargo. On the other hand, most of the time they palletize loose boxes to handle cargo by forklifts. However, they do not follow ISPM15 rules since the rules do not apply on U.S. domestic cargo transportation.

According to our experience, typically, line haul freight terminals accept loose boxes and palletize it without questions asked. However, occasionally, they may request to palletize boxes or charge a fee to palletize. 

In order to avoid confusion, before delivering your loose boxes, you may contact the linehaul terminal in advance in order to conduct the business. When calling, always provide the LTL bill of lading number attached to our shipping instructions. Otherwise, the terminal will not be able to assist you. 

PLEASE NOTE: Do not confuse palletizing shipping boxes at LTL U.S. domestic line haul freight terminals with palletizing at ocean freight carriers' terminals (CFS). In our online freight calculators, CFSs are listed in uppercase and highlighted. PHILADELPHIA, PA for example.

CFSs should always offer to palletize, or re-palletize and shrink-wrap internationally shipping cargo for the fee of $35-50 per pallet, including the cost of a certified pallet to obey ISPM15 rules. Find more about palletizing. CFSs typically do not accept cash on palletizing. The fee will be added to the carrier's freight.

 

4. It is shipper's responsibility to submit all necessary shipping documents 

All ocean freight carriers follow the same rule: "No docs, no ship." That means that your cargo cannot be released to the international shipping from the USA unless all necessary export documents are in order and submitted to the ocean freight carrier. If cargo already at the origin Container Freight Station (CFS), but some documents are missing, then it will stay on hold at the CFS till all necessary documentation be present. Otherwise, cargo must be taken back by the shipper.

Free storage time is limited. Depends on CFS, free storage time varies from week to a few weeks. Then storage charges will begin accumulating. If a shipper decides to take his cargo back, then in order to get the terminal's release on his cargo return, he must pay an in/out fee on top of storage charges.

Do not delay your export documents. Prepare and submit all documents in advance, or the latest, on the day after your cargo delivered and stored at the CFS. 

IMPORTANT! Do not enclose or attach any shipping documents to your cargo. Do not write a list of the enclosure on shipping boxes. It may attract thieves. All documents must be sublimed electronically.

Does it look too complicated? Not at all. 

In general, most important that you will submit a commercial invoice that lists items you are shipping from the USA abroad, and the value of the items in US$. Find more about the commercial invoice in this link.

People ask: I'm shipping household goods from the USA. How can I get a commercial invoice? 

The answer is: It is easy. If you ship household goods from the USA, then you describe your items and assign the value on it on your own. That's it. This document is called a Valued Packing List. AMID Logistics will provide you with a link to submit your Valued Packing List online. Find more about Valued Packing List in this link.

Good news: When you're writing your Valued Packing List on your household goods or personal effects, you do not have to list every spoon and fork. Provide a general description like used tableware, clothes, disassembled furniture, etc. 

Bad news: Avoid too uncertain descriptions in your Valued Packing List like '17 boxes with mixed household goods. The total value is $2,499'. It may be OK to get your goods released for shipping from the USA. However, destination county's customs may ask your consignee (recipient of the goods) for a more detailed list. 

Depending on the destination country, the ocean freight carrier may ask shippers for some additional documents like copies of photo IDs, tax info, etc. However, there should not be anything complicated to get it and provide. Freight Forwarder should inform and guide you in the required documentation necessary to obtain the release for your goods to depart from the USA. 

IMPORTANT: If in your valued packing list you assign the total value of goods US$2,500 or higher, then you must submit the U.S. Shippers Export Declaration (SED). You can submit Shippers Export Declaration by yourself, or AMID Logistics will file it on your behalf for $35. In order to do so, we will need from the shipper either EIN (U.S. tax ID) or copy of the shipper's foreign passport. Read more about Shippers Export Declaration in this link.

IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND that as soon as your goods are entered into commerce zone of your destination country, all issues related to the import recovery, including providing all required by destination's customs import documentation, is consignee's responsibilities (in respect of dealing with customs professionally called 'Importer of records'). Neither freight forwarder, nor ocean freight carrier will be able to assist you in it. 

However, with LCL Sea freight you are not alone. With LCL, your bill of lading always contains the contact information of ocean freight carrier's destination agent. The agent should issue to your consignee an official arrival notice and guide you in the complexity of your import recovery. Read more about arrival notice in this link.

Finally, always remember that it is you are shipping goods from the USA overseas but no one else. Freight forwarders and carriers are only assisting your needs. Then it is the shipper's and consignee's responsibilities to submit all necessary shipping documents required by the ocean freight carrier, origin and destination country officials, and third parties involved in your international shipment.

 

5. Ocean freight (i.e., transporting cargo from the USA by sea) does not guarantee transit time. 

If your shipment is time-sensitive, then upon receipt of a freight quote, you may ask for the nearest vessel schedule. 

Most of the time sea freight shipments depart and arrive as scheduled. However, delays may occur. Reasons for delays are not just weather conditions. Your multimodal LCL shipment's transit time depends on cargo and documents cutoff at CFS, trucking or rail traffic, hubs and seaports conjunctions, and many other factors during your cargo transportation from the United States to the place of delivery in your destination country.

In addition to the routine delays, associated with different factors during cargo transportation from the USA overseas, we would like to note separately a possibility of delays associated with cargo quarantine by the United States Customs and Border Patrol. Such delays are extremely rare. However, if the CBP flagged a container for the examination, then the delay may take uncertain time. Until the hold is released, the cargo will not be able to sail on a vessel. Furthermore, there will likely be additional charges due to the exam, equally divided into all owners of the cargo loaded in the container. No one can help with that. All complaints should be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Please keep in mind that sea freight cannot guarantee transit time. If you ship sea freight, then sometimes you may experience delays.

 

6. Responsibilities of ocean freight carriers and freight forwarders on shipping goods from the USA are to get cargo to a commerce zone of the destination country. ALL DESTINATION CHARGES RELATED TO THE CARGO RECOVERY ARE CONSIGNEE'S (RECIPIENT OF CARGO) RESPONSIBILITIES AND ON CONSIGNEE'S ACCOUNT. 

Above is already explained about responsibilities on providing proper documentation on international sea freight shipping from the USA. However, as soon as exported from the USA goods will reach the destination, providing adequate documentation is not the only issue at the time of import recovery. 

IMPORTANT!!: You made your decision to ship goods from the U.S. overseas. Then you must clearly understand that as soon as your goods exit the U.S. Commerce zone, U.S. laws do not apply on your cargo. CARGO RECOVERY AT DESTINATIONS AND ALL CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECOVERY ARE CONSIGNEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND ON THE ACCOUNT OF THE CONSIGNEE. Neither U.S. freight forwarder nor ocean freight carrier will be able to manage your import recovery overseas. Ocean freight carrier's destination agent should guide you in your import recovery. However, the agent is not a U.S. business. If you will face a problem with your cargo recovery at the destination, no one but your consignee (in respect of import recovery professionally called Importer of Records) can be aware of and work on issues that lead to the problem. 

Yes, International Maritime Laws should apply to your freight. But depending on the country that you ship to, the laws may be interpreted in different ways. Do not say about other subjective factors peculiar to your destination country. 

Typically, with LCL freight, you do not need to hire a destination country's customs broker. Carrier's destination agent is the customs broker as well. However, we suggest that in case of problems with your import recovery at the destination, your first step is to apply for legal help from an independent customs broker in your destination country.

DESTINATION CHARGES: ANY IMPORT IS SUBJECT TO DESTINATION CHARGES. NO MATTER, EITHER YOU SHIP A COMMERCIAL CARGO, OR YOU'RE SHIPPING FROM THE USA HOUSEHOLD GOODS OR PERSONAL EFFECTS. Destination charges (sometimes called local charges) occur at the destinations. Therefore they are not considered freight charges. We inform shippers about destination charges through all the process of initiating of every single shipment. At a time of booking, shippers must agree with this statement: 'I understand that Destination charges are payable by consignee...'. Otherwise, shipments cannot be initiated. Find more about destination (local) charges in this link.   

Skilled exporters aware of and always consider destination charges in their business. Typically carrier’s destination agent contact information is in our shipping instructions. Shipper may contact the agent prior to proceeding with a shipment. If shippers would like to estimate the charges in advance, then upon receipt of a quote in our online freight calculator, they may ask us about the contact information of the prospective carrier’s destination agent. Having the information they may contact the agent to find about cargo recovery procedures at the destination and estimate the charges. Note that during processing your international shipment the carrier may change their agent. The agent's contact information must be reconfirmed in your bill of lading. However, typically the procedures on your import recovery and the destination charges should remain about the same.

Please keep in mind that without a quote or booking reference number we unable to see shipment's routing. Then before requesting an ocean freight carrier's perspective agent contact information you have to obtain a quote or booking reference number on our website.

NOTE THAT A PART OF OR ALL DESTINATION CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED TO BE PAID AT A PORT OF ENTREE, BUT AT THE FINAL DESTINATION. Depends on destination country's customs regulations, all or a part of destination charges must be paid at the port of entree. Then cargo will continue to travel to the final destination freight terminal cleared with customs. Otherwise, it may be transferred to the final destination in bond and required to be cleared with customs at a bonded freight terminal at the final destination. Also, note that sometimes destination charges may be divided by separate invoices related to particular parties involved in import recovery.

What we can suggest if for some reasons you will experience problems with the recovery of your LCL sea freight shipment at the destination?: 

  1. If for any reason you will not be contacted by sea freight carrier's destination agent on/in a few days prior ETA (Estimated day of Arrival), do not wait and contact them first. The contact info is in your bill of lading.
  2. Always request a legal Arrival Notice. Your Arrival Notice must be dated and contain the agent's letterhead and destination charges breakdown. Phone calls or random emails are not enough.
  3. Deal properly with sea freight carrier's destination agent. Respect the agent's job. Their business is to get a release for your goods as quickly as possible. Follow the agent's instructions. Pay destination charges and fees (sometimes called Local Charges) and possess your released goods.
  4. If you face a problem with your shipping from the USA, do not hesitate to contact us. However, if you will not provide a copy of your legal Arrival Notice, most likely we will unable working with the carrier on your behalf. I.e., we will always need a copy of your Arrival Notice.

REMEMBER: IMPORT RECOVERIES ARE TIME SENSITIVE! As quickly you begin working on it as less probably that you will face deadline penalties: storage, demurrage, Customs penalties, etc.

You may also need to be aware of certain import requirements and limitations in your particular country listed in this link

 

7. The consignee is responsible for picking up of released goods at the destination freight terminal (CFS), or schedule a "door delivery" with the CFS and pay for the delivery to the CFS directly. 

Often people ask us for 'door-to-door' service. With LCL Sea freight, there is no 'door delivery' service included in the shipping cost quoted. 

At the origin, in the United States, you can self-deliver your boxed or crated cargo to a freight terminal, OR we can arrange a pickup of your boxed or crated cargo from your door.

However, your goods will be shipped to a bonded warehouse located within the greater area of the designated city in your destination country (not to door).

Bonded warehouse (CFS) means a freight terminal under the destination country's customs supervision. I.e., if cargo did not get the CFS release, then it is still out of the commerce zone of your destination country.

Ocean freight carrier's destination agent assigned in your bill of lading should guide you in your import recovery and get the release for you. Typically the agent is a customs broker as well. Then all that you will need is to follow the agent's instructions, pay destination charges, and obtain the release. Cleared with customs and released by the destination CFS, your cargo should be self-picked up from the CFS by the consignee. 

Most ocean freight carrier's destination agents and CFSs offer delivery service for an additional cost. Then, you will be able to order a 'door delivery' and pay for the service at the destination directly to them. Otherwise, your consignee may hire a local cartage company to arrange a pickup of released goods to be delivered 'to the door.' 

Read more about destination (local) charges in this link.

 

8. If shippers have no credit line with shipping companies, then they have to pay deposits. Actual shipping cost most likely will differ from the estimated shipping cost quoted.

Sometimes people ask us about COD (Cash on Delivery) or Freight Collect service. They probably confuse international cargo transportation service with a sale of goods by mail order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance. If the goods are not paid for, they are returned to the retailer. 

If you are a first-time shipper with us, then we are welcome you to use our service. However, you have to pre-pay at least 75% of the estimated shipping cost calculated based on weight/measurements (w/m) information provided by you in your quote and booking.

Please keep in mind that at a time of quoting and booking your international LCL shipment from the USA, most of the time it is difficult to provide the exact sizes, weight, and a number of your shipping units. Do not be frustrated. That's OK. Just roughly estimate. The actual volume, weight, and the number of your shipping from USA units most likely will differ from the number and measurements that you have provided at the time of booking. Upon your cargo delivery to the ocean freight carrier's shipping terminal (CFS), the CFS will calculate and reconfirm the actual number of your shipped units, the overall volume, and weight. 

Also, you will receive our final invoice, less the deposit already paid, not upon arrival of your cargo to the destination, but at a time when your cargo departed from the USA. I.e., we will invoice you at a time when your sea freight bill of lading (which is the title on your shipping goods) will be generated. Sometimes we may invoice you upon proof of your bill of lading. Find more about sea freight bill of lading.

Once again please: Your invoice will be based on the actual weight/measurements of cargo you have shipped but on the estimated shipping cost calculated at a time of quoting and booking. The invoice may also reflect unaccounted cost from the carrier not included in the initial booking (if any), such as charges related to palletizing, fumigation, GRI occurred during the shipment, etc. In other words, you pay for what you actually have shipped, but that you had estimated to be shipped. If you have overestimated your w/m, then you pay less. If you have underestimated your w/m, you pay more. That's why we request a 75% deposit, but 100%. Note that this billing practice is common in the industry.

 

9. Do not confuse LCL service with parcel services. The minimum charge of one cubic meter. Destination charges.
 
LCL service designed for shipping considerably sizable cargo. In LCL there is the minimum charge of one cubic meter. I.e., if you ship a cargo of total volume less than one cubic meter you will be charged for one cubic meter anyway. Certain destinations may have minimums of two or three cubic meters.
 
Sometimes people calculating the shipping cost in our online price calculator are wondering: why do changes in dimensions of shipping units not result in price changes? That is because the total volume of their cargo does not exceed the minimum charge on one cubic meter. As soon as the volume will exceed the minimum, the price begins to change.
 
What is more important that LCL FREIGHT IS ALWAYS SUBJECT TO DESTINATION CHARGES. Do not confuse freight (or the statement ‘freight prepaid’) and destination charges (sometimes called local charges). DESTINATION CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN LCL QUOTES AND MUST BE PAID BY CONSIGNEES (cargo recipients) at destinations. U.S. freight forwarders do not connect to destination charges. If you would like to estimate the charges, then request a quote in our online freight calculator. Then reply to the quote and ask us about the contact information of the prospective carrier’s destination agent. Having the information you may contact the agent directly to find more about your cargo recovery procedures and estimate destination charges. Note that the carrier’s agent may be changed during processing shipments. The information must be reconfirmed in your bill of lading. However, most of the time cargo recovery procedures and destination charges should be about the same.
 
In other words, if you ship small parcels, then using FedEx, DHL or another parcel service may be more convenient and cost-effective. LCL becomes cost-effective if you ship sizable and/or heavy items. 

 

10. Find more about LCL freight shipping from the USA with AMID Logistics, LLC.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND READING Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on LCL Sea freight shipping from the USA on our website BEFORE STARTING SCHEDULING YOUR INTERNATIONAL SEA FREIGHT SHIPMENT. It should help you to understand the general procedures and price of your international shipping from the USA.

You may find more information related to shipping household goods from the USA in this link as well – INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM USA OVERSEAS

NOTE: Our primary business is LCL freight shipping from the USA. However, in many cases, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND, WHICH KIND OF SEAFREIGHT SERVICE YOU ARE GOING TO USE. For your convenience we have separated our website by sub-domains for different kinds of sea freight services:

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

 
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