If it is such a “small world” and technology has been “bringing us all closer” …. Why is shipping international freight so complicated? WE DON’T BELIEVE IT IS AND WE CAN PROVE IT!
At Mainfreight – our specialized transport services make global transportation a simple process. We make our team and our resources YOUR shipping department. If there is a hiccup our teams will communicate quickly and often, identify the root cause, present corrective actions and MAKE IT RIGHT. Think about that – do you really have a proactive partner now? Are you tracking shipments? Are your clients asking for shipment information? It’s not that hard to get it right and we can show you how.
How does all this work?
We operate from the local branch and our teams understand the local process. You get 214 branch locations in 160 cities and 70 countries...we do things a little bit differently here. In fact, it’s not even really about how many branch locations we have because the truth is that our people in the branch make the difference. We will be easy to do business with, we have a passion for process and our teams are highly trained to make your experience special.
What is in it for you?
A network that covers all of the major cities in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. We have integrated our ground transport, line haul ,airfreight, ocean freight, customs clearance, distribution, logistics and warehousing. This is YOUR advantage – the entire process managed by local teams on a single company platform, supported by a single global database. We are a team of experienced professionals delivering world class service.
Shipping cargo is a fairly simple process which involves a few important documents prepared on the shipper’s behalf. These documents include but are not limited to: a commercial invoice, a packing list, a shipper’s letter of instruction. The shipper must also be defined as a ‘known shipper’ by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Also, the shipper must fill out an application for credit with his or her sales representative prior to shipping.
No, not all international shipments require the payment of duties. Whether or not an international shipment would require a payment of duties would be determined by the commodity that is being shipped, and the harmonized tariff/Schedule B number that coincides with the product. Once this is established, who pays the duty is determined by the shipping terms.
"I am writing to tell you about the wonderful service provided to us by Mainfreight in Connecticut. I have not encountered one person who has not gone over and beyond the call of duty to assist us in our shipping needs, everything from scheduling pickups at the last minute to generating airway bills for us. Also, they are on top of our shipments at all times whether it’s to and from Malaysia or right here in the USA. I hope you can let them know how much we appreciate them." -Steve
Measurements taken early Monday morning by Air Force reconnaissance aircraft indicated an alarming drop in Hurricane Sandy's central pressure.
After hovering near an already-impressive 950 millibars much of Sunday night, the pressure suddenly dropped to about 942 millibars before 6 a.m. Eastern time. Maximum winds strengthened from 75 mph to at least 85 mph.