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Freight from the USA

E-Commerce and Remote shipping from the USA overseas

How it works | Shipping Partial Cargo

Shipping freight from the USA remotely or managing U.S. orders deliveries from overseas may seem like a challenge. That is not right. With this online freight calculator, you can manage deliveries of sizable cargo from the United States to the majority of countries around the world in real-time. And you do it remotely, regardless of your location, from the convenience of your office or home PC. Or even on the go, from your smartphone.

It doesn't matter which country you are in. You got a deal in the U.S., but need the goods to be delivered overseas. Just select the destination country that your order should be delivered to in the online freight calculator, and begin the international shipping from the USA abroad. No need to wait for a price quote. Just quote, book, and ship.

Click on the image below to watch a three minutes video on YouTube about how this online freight calculator works. Read below how easy to ship overseas any goods purchased remotely on Amazon, U.S. eBay, or from any trader in the U.S. The only limitation is that your shipping goods have to be packed in boxes, crates, or stored on pallets.

Video about how the freight calculator works

If you are in the USA and your customer requires an international delivery, then just quote and book the international shipment online 24/7, receive shipping instructions within 24 business hours, and submit the order for the shipping overseas.

If you are outside of the USA, then you should be aware that most of the times, U.S. sellers deliver orders within the United States. Many of them even include the shipping cost in their prices. I.e., they may ship orders within the USA for free.

However, most of them do not ship goods from the USA overseas. The U.S. traders do not mind to sell merchandise overseas but avoiding to be involved in procedures related to international cargo transportation from the USA. But if a U.S. freight forwarder will arrange international transportation on behalf of buyers from overseas, then they always welcome such business.

If a trader in the USA will receive comprehensive shipping instructions, then they properly prepare orders for international shipping. They'll pack goods in shipping boxes, crates, or palletize the shipping goods. Then they'll label the shipping cargo by provided shipping labels and either deliver the cargo to a freight terminal within the United States or submit it to a pickup driver for further shipping out of the USA.

When you quote and book your cargo with this online freight calculator, your seller in the USA will receive such shipping instructions in email. As a result, your remote order will be settled for the international shipping, and your cargo on the way to the destination.

In other words, with this online freight calculator, you're focused on international trade, and the calculator takes care of the international shipping. You manage deliveries from the United States from the comfort of your office or home, no matter where you are.

Shopping freight LCL from US

Just keep in mind that the freight calculator designed for shipping from the USA relatively large cargo packed in boxes, crates, or on pallets by sea LCL. It is not suitable for shipping from the U.S. small parcels or entire sea freight containers. You cannot use it for airfreight or for shipping motor vehicles.

How it works

At a time of negotiation a deal, you should clarify either the U.S. seller provides free deliveries within the USA or not.

Please note, if you don't know the exact weight/measurements of shipping goods, that's OK. Just roughly estimate. Your shipping cost will be adjusted to the actual w/m of your shipping goods. 

A. If Yes, your vendor provides free deliveries within the USA, then:

  1. Get a price quote on shipping your goods from the USA with this online freight calculator. Email the quote to yourself. Keep it on records till complete your deal.
  2. As soon as you are ready, book your international sea freight shipment via the quote. Pay a deposit and receive shipping instructions in email within 24 business hours.
  3. Read these instructions and, if everything is in order, forward the instructions directly to the U.S. seller. Ask them to follow the instructions on the delivery of your shipping goods to the freight terminal in the U.S. that is assigned in the instructions*.

B. If Not, your vendor DOES NOT provide free delivery within the USA, then:

  1. When calculating a price quote with the online freight calculator, select in the pickup (collection) options the option 'YES. PICKUP IS REQUIRED'. Get a quote, including a pickup cost.
  2. Book your shipment via the quote and receive our shipping instructions on the pickup in email.
  3. Email the instructions to your vendor in the USA. Ask them following the instructions and prepare your goods for the pickup. Then an LTL trucking company will arrive and pick up your cargo for further shipping from the USA overseas.

All further procedures in your international cargo transportation will be similar to the shipping regular cargo procedures explained in this step-by-step guide.  

*IMPORTANT! If your U.S. vendor hires a third party U.S. domestic trucking company (UPS, FedEx Freight, etc.) to deliver your boxes, crates or pallets to an ocean freight carriers terminal (called CFS - Container Freight Station), i.e., you have selected NO PICKUP REQUIRED, then upon receipt our email with Shipping Instructions focus the vendor's extreme attention to: 

  • The freight terminal address and the contact information and;

  • If they deliver cargo directly to an ocean freight carrier's freight terminal (CFS), then to the OCEAN FREIGHT CARRIER'S BOOKING NUMBER. The number is the KEY NUMBER to recognize and accept your shipping cargo at the CFS. Note that CFSs are listed in our online freight calculator in upper case, highlighted and WITHOUT asterisk (*) like PHILADELPHIA, PA, for example.

  • If they deliver cargo to a U.S. domestic Line-Haul freight terminal (LH) for the transfer within the USA to a CFS, then YOUR KEY DOCUMENT IS AN LTL INLAND BILL OF LADING. Note that LH terminals are listed in our online freight calculator in lowercase a WITH asterisk (*) like Austin, TX*, for example.

Ensure that you have placed your OCEAN FREIGHT CARRIER'S BOOKING NUMBER as the key reference number in all your delivery orders to CFS. Do not confuse the carrier's booking number with AMID Logistics's internal customer reference number!!! Your cargo will be recognized at CFS by the CARRIER's BOOKING NUMBER (not by AMID Logistics's reference number). Then cargo will be accepted by the CFS to the international shipping from the USA. See where you can find the ocean freight carrier's booking number in the sample of our Dock Receipt:

Ocean freight booking is the KEY reference

Shipping partial cargo. Combining two or more orders into a single shipment

Shipping Partial Cargo means shipping from the U.S. oversees several smaller cargo deliveries that need to be combined into one single shipment.

For example: 

  • You booked an international shipment with our online freight calculator. You got our shipping instructions containing a CFS's address, contact phone number, and an international ocean freight CARRIER's BOOKING NUMBER for your orders' deliveries within the U.S.
  • Then you submitted online several smaller Amazon or U.S. eBay orders.
  • Then you provided to all your U.S. sellers the address and contact phone number of the CFS to deliver all the orders UNDER THE CARRIER BOOKING NUMBER.
  • You want the CFS to consolidate all the orders in one single shipment.

Yes, it is possible. However, there are cerian limitations and rules in shipping from the U.S. partial cargo.

Typically each LCL shipment booked with us (and the shipment's booking and reference numbers) is related to only one single cargo delivery. Each cargo delivery considered a single international shipment with an intention to ship the cargo out of the U.S. as soon as possible. I.e., if all export documents are in order and there no other particular reasons to hold cargo at the CFS, then each cargo delivery will be matching with the carriers booking number and released to the shipping from the USA automatically without any additional notices.

If you need to combine two or more cargo deliveries into one single shipment/bill of lading under the same carrier's booking and AMID's customer reference numbers, then it must be requested in advance and approved by AMID Logistics.

If approved, then partial cargo shipping is subject to AMID Logistics partial shipments' fee of $35 per every single additional cargo delivery on top of the first delivery. Ocean freight carrier's CFS storage, handling, documentation, etc. fees may apply as well.

Important: Some international ocean freight carriers do not offer partial shipments service for shipping cargo from the USA. Partial shipments may be subject to the carrier's fee (if applicable). If a partial shipment is not approved by AMID Logistics, then every single cargo delivery to CFS will be processed on a regular basis such a single shipment. In other words, if you did not conduct a shipping partial cargo in advance, then you must book and pay for each additional delivery received after the first delivery separately, as for individual shipment.

Please note that shipping from the USA a partial cargo LCL fits for shipping relatively large cargo. Do not confuse LCL partial cargo with a consolidation of small packages into one box like on MyUS.com.

Typically SHIPPING PARTIAL CARGO LCL IS LIMITED BY UP TO 3-5 DELIVERIES WITHIN 10-25 DAYS to the same ocean freight terminal (CFS) under the same booking number. If the number of deliveries or/and the time limit will be exceeded, then significant storage, handling, documents, etc. charges may apply.

For more details regarding shipping from the USA any kind of partial cargo, please contact AMID Logistics, LLC, in advance.

 
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