Welcome from the Executive Director Commission LA Waterfront Stay Connected with the Port on Facebook Twitter and eAlerts
Follow the Port on Facebook Follow the Port on TwittereAlertsLAtitude
 

Freight Forwarders

Customs Brokerage is a profession that involves the clearing of goods through Customs barriers for importers and exporters (usually businesses). This involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation (and usually the payment) on behalf of the client of taxes, duties and excises, and facilitating communication between the importer/exporter and governmental authorities. Customs brokers in the U.S. will often prepare and submit documentation to notify or obtain the clearance from other government agencies such as the Food and Drug administration (FDA), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Fish and Wildlife service, and many others.

In the United States as is the case through much of the world, Customs brokers are licensed by the local Customs authority. In the United States, this authoriy is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection.

A freight forwarder is an individual or company that dispatches shipment via asset based carriers and books or otherwise arrange space for those shipments. Common carrier types could include waterborne vessels, airplanes, trucks or railroads.

Freight forwarders typically arrange cargo movement to an international destination. Also referred to as international freight forwarders, they have the expertise that allows them to prepare and process the documentation and perform related activities pertaining to international shipment. Some of the typical information reviewed by a freight forwarder is the commercial invoice, shipper’s export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import or transshipment. Much of this information is now processed in a paperless environment.

Local Freight Forwarding Companies

A-G H-P Q-Z
American Export Lines
13500 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(310) 895-7192
shipit.com
J&K Fresh, LLC
9911 Inglewood Ave.,
Suite 201
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 419-8770
jkfresh.com
Schneider Logistics Inc.
22351 S. Wilmington Ave.
Carson, CA  90745
(800) 800-3811
www.schneider.com/logistics

American Services
5221 W. 102nd Street,
#106-L
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 628-9990
americanserviceslax.com

The Janel Group of Los Angeles, Inc.
465-A S. Hindry Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 670-7623
janelgroup.net
Universal Cargo Management, Inc.
10825 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 216-4024
universalcargo.com
American Shipping Company
400 Oceangate, Suite 1106
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-2327
shipamerican.com
Martin Bencher USA LLC
400 Oceangate, Ste 1120
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 206-0645
martin-bencher.com

UTC OVERSEAS, Inc.
9133 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 642-0551
utcoverseas.com

Carmichel International Services
533 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 353-0800
carmnet.com
Norman Krieger
921 W. Artesia Blvd.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
(310) 668-5700
nkinc.com
Williams Clark Company
603 N. Fries Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90748
(310) 834-6458
williamsclarke.com
CDS Global Logistics, Inc. (USA)
898 North Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 726-0300
cds-worldwide.com
   
Coppersmith Inc.
525 S. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 607-8000
coppersmith.com
   
ENJ International
10251 Lorraine Lane
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 309-8134
   
Flegenheimer International
227 W. Grand Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-4366
flegenheimer.com
   

 

If your organization conducts business within the Port of Los Angeles and you would like to be listed on this page, please send an email to webmaster@portla.org.