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Freight from the USA

E-Commerce and Remote shipping from the USA overseas

How it works | Shipping Partial Cargo

The website is a platform that offers international shipping services. It provides shipping solutions for both commercial cargo and household goods. The platform manages US International LCL Sea freight, which allows users to ship boxes, crates, and pallets from the USA to overseas destinations. The website also provides a real-time online sea freight price calculator that enables users to calculate international shipping costs for commercial and household goods.

Shipping freight remotely from the USA or managing US order deliveries from overseas may seem challenging. That is not right. With this online freight calculator, you can handle deliveries of sizable cargo from the United States to most countries worldwide in real-time. And you do it remotely, regardless of 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 US but need the goods delivered overseas. Select the destination country to which your order should be delivered in the online freight calculator, and begin 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-minute video on YouTube about how this online freight calculator works. Read below how easy it is to ship overseas any goods purchased remotely on Amazon, US eBay, or from any trader in the US. 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, just quote and book the international shipment online 24/7, receive shipping instructions within 24 business hours and submit the shipping order overseas.

If you are outside of the USA, then you should be aware that US sellers usually 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 US traders do not mind selling merchandise overseas but avoid being involved in procedures related to international cargo transportation from the USA. But if a US freight forwarder will arrange international transportation on behalf of buyers from overseas, they always welcome such business.

If a trader in the USA receives comprehensive shipping instructions, they properly prepare international shipping orders. They'll pack goods in shipping boxes and crates or palletize the shipping goods. Then, they'll label the shipping cargo with the provided shipping labels and either deliver the load 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 the email. As a result, your remote order will be settled for international shipping, and your cargo will be 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 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

Keep in mind that the freight calculator is designed for shipping relatively large cargo packed in boxes, crates, or on pallets by sea LCL from the USA. It is unsuitable for sending small parcels or sea freight containers from the US. You cannot use it for airfreight or shipping motor vehicles.

How it works

When negotiating a deal, you should clarify whether the US seller provides free deliveries within the USA.

Please note that 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 quotation to yourself. Please keep it on record till you complete your deal.
  2. Book your international sea freight shipment via the quote as soon as you are ready. Pay a deposit and receive shipping instructions in the email within 24 business hours.
  3. Read these instructions, and if everything is in order, forward the instructions directly to the US seller. Ask them to follow the instructions on delivering your shipping goods to the freight terminal in the US that is assigned in the instructions*.

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

  1. When calculating a price quote with the online freight calculator, select the' YES' option in the pickup (collection) options. PICKUP IS REQUIRED'. Get a quote, including a pickup cost.
  2. Book your shipment via the quote and receive our shipping instructions for the pickup by email.
  3. Email the instructions to your vendor in the USA. Ask them to follow the instructions and prepare your goods for pickup. An LTL trucking company will then 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! Suppose your US vendor hires a third-party US domestic trucking company (UPS, FedEx Freight, etc.) to deliver your boxes, crates, or pallets to an ocean freight carrier terminal (professionally called CFS - Container Freight Station). In that case, you have selected NO PICKUP REQUIRED, then upon receipt, our email with Shipping Instructions focuses the vendor's extreme attention to: 

Ensure 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). The CFS will accept the load for 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 sending several smaller orders from the US abroad that should be combined into one single shipment.

For example: 

Yes, it is possible. However, shipping partial cargo from the US has certain limitations and rules.

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 is considered a single international shipment to ship the cargo out of the US as soon as possible. I.e., suppose all export documents are in order, and there are no other particular reasons to hold shipment at the CFS. In that case, each cargo delivery will be matched with the carrier's booking number and automatically released to shipping from the USA without any additional notices.

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

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

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

Please note that when shipping from the USA, a partial cargo LCL is suitable for shipping relatively large cargo. Do not confuse LCL partial cargo with consolidating small packages into one box, like on

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, significant storage, handling, documents, etc., charges may apply.

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

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