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Freight from the USA

About the Online Freight Calculator

This real-time online freight calculator above is designed to get you instant access to international LCL sea freight rates by well-known and most reliable U.S. ocean freight carriers to ship cargo from the USA overseas. If you are concerned with shipping boxes, crates, or pallets from the USA, you are welcome to use them. It is free to use. Begin calculating the cost of shipping boxes, crates, or pallets by selecting your destination country. This online freight calculator perfectly works for experienced exporters as well as for first-time international shippers.

It is also a great tool to ship from the USA sizable purchases on Amazon, eBay, or virtually any seller in the United States. With this online freight calculator, you have remote access to the business in any country listed on the freight calculator.

Click on the picture below to watch a three-minute video on YouTube about how to calculate freight costs on cargo shipping from the USA overseas.

Online freight calculator

With this online freight calculator, you can schedule an LCL ocean freight shipment from the USA overseas online 24/7, at virtually any location around the world, no matter if you travel from place to place. Having access to our website is all you need to initiate your international shipment. After you quote and book a shipment, it provides various payment options and supports international shipping documents flow online.

Three Options for Cargo Delivery in the USA

As you calculate an international price quote with this LCL sea freight calculator, you may decide either to self-deliver your boxes, crates, or pallets to the nearest to your freight shipping terminal or request to pick up (collect) them at your cargo location.

If you will self-deliver your boxes, crates, or pallets to the nearest shipping freight terminal (or cargo delivery cost within the USA is included in your purchase), then note the essential difference between U.S. shipping freight terminals WITH or WITHOUT ASTERISK (*) as it listed in the drop-down menu of terminals in the USA in the online freight calculator

International freight shippers should be aware that U.S. domestic Line Haul and Pickup charges are based on the dimensional weight and freight class of shipping cargo. Find more about the dim. weight and freight class in this link.

Online freight calculator

At the end of the calculation, type your ZIP code and get a shipping cost, including the pickup option. Provide a valid email and submit your international sea freight quote request online. You should receive our reply email with the complete ocean freight quote momentarily.
Experience difficulties in finding a U.S. ZIP code? Use ZIP Code Lookup.

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How do I find an address for my cargo delivery in the USA?

The advanced database in the online freight calculator contains numerous international ocean freight carriers and U.S. domestic U.S. LTL carriers' addresses related to shipping cargo from the USA overseas. Each carrier has an exclusive freight terminal within a city-zone. Terminals are located in cities that are listed in the freight calculator. As soon as you get a freight price quote in the freight calculator, you should see the addresses in the quote. See the screenshot above.

However, upon booking via the quote, the freight delivery terminal address and the contact phone number must be re-confirmed on every single shipment. This information will be reconfirmed in the email with our shipping instructions generated on your shipping from the USA.

In other words, upon your booking request submitted online via your freight quote obtained in the freight calculator and deposit payment, we will initiate your international shipment. We will match up the shipping freight terminal provided the freight quote to the up-to-date ocean freight carrier's availability. You must not deliver your cargo to the shipping freight terminal until receiving our email with shipping instructions and your dock receipt (and, if necessary, the LTL carrier's bill of lading).

Having our shipping instructions, you can deliver your boxes, crates, or pallets to the freight terminal to initiate your shipping from the USA overseas. You might call the freight terminal in advance to find out about working hours, directions, etc., or regarding your pickup conditions if a cargo pickup is requested.

Keep in mind that when you communicate with a shipping freight terminal, the key reference number for your shipment differs depending on the option that you selected at the time of booking:

Important: Shipping freight from the USA overseas is a complex process. Each international shipment is unique. To eliminate any misunderstandings or mistakes, you MUST NOT accept any verbal statements as final (particularly on a shipping freight terminal location). All commitments and promises MUST be documented in email.

Do not deliver cargo to shipping freight terminals without completing bookings online or before receiving our shipping instructions. Your shipment will not be recognized, your cargo not be accepted, and you will return it. You may consider our shipping instructions a ticket for your international shipment that you need to purchase in order to ship freight from the USA.

Other options in the freight calculator. Value of shipping cargo. 

To calculate a complete shipping cost with this online freight calculator, you have to assign a value of shipping from the USA goods. Depending on the value, you can consider options for filing a U.S. shipper's export declaration and maritime cargo insurance.

At the time of calculating shipping cost in the online freight calculator, you just estimate the value. You will be able to change the value at the time of booking. Finally, the value of shipping cargo will be declared based on the value in your commercial invoice or the valued packing list. You can prepare this essential shipping document later. However, it must be provided before cargo will be delivered to the international ocean freight carrier's terminal (CFS).

If, for some reason, you do not have any commercial invoice, OR you are shipping from the USA household goods or personal belongings that are not for sale, then you can assign a value on your shipping goods by yourself in the form of a valued packing list/proforma commercial invoice. With this online freight calculator, you will be able to submit your valued packing list/proforma commercial invoice online via a link provided in our shipping instructions.


About the U.S. Shipper's Export Declaration (SED).

While calculating shipping costs in the online freight calculator, you select an option on U.S. Shipper's Export Declaration.

If you are shipping from the USA goods with a declared value less than US$2500, your international shipment is exempt from filing the U.S. Shipper's Export Declaration. Your ocean freight bill of lading will state: NO AES REQUIRED, AS CARGO VALUE UNDER $2500 (SECTION FTR 30/37A).

If the value of your shipping cargo is US$2500 and higher, then your international shipment must be declared to U.S. Customs by submitting a U.S. Shippers Export Declaration (SED).

Then, in the online freight calculator, you should select an option on the filing.

International shippers can submit U.S. Shippers Export Declaration on their own on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website Otherwise, you can select the online freight calculator option and ask us to submit it on your behalf for the fee of $35.

To submit a U.S. Shippers Export Declaration on your behalf, we will need from you either your consigner's U.S. employer ID number (EIN) OR a copy of your foreign (not the U.S.) passport's page with a photo and clear passport number on it.

Note that U.S. Customs does not accept SSNs on SED filing. If you are a U.S. Citizen, then you have to provide EIN. Read about U.S. SED in this link. Read about obtaining U.S. EIN for the purpose of shipping cargo from the USA valued at US$2500 and higher (if you do not have one) in this link.

About Maritime Cargo Insurance

Finally, as you calculate an international shipping cost in this online freight calculator, you can choose Maritime cargo insurance coverage.

The cargo insurance on shipping freight from the USA is optional. Make your selection at the time of quoting. You will be able to change your mind at the time of booking. Read more about Maritime cargo insurance and international Ocean freight shipping carriers' liabilities in this link.

About Us

AMID Logistics, LLC (American Multimodal International Deliveries) is a licensed and bonded U.S. Freight Forwarder, U.S. OTI - Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Since 2007, our primary business has been international cargo transportation from the USA by sea. Particularly shipping from the USA LCL freight. I.e., shipping from the USA cargo in boxes, crates, and pallets. From our office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we manage international shipments virtually from any location in the United States.

Having years of experience, we support businesses and individuals around the world in their international cargo transportation needs in shipping cargo from the USA. We support shipping from the USA Household Goods and Personal Belongings as well as shipping from the USA variety of Commercial Freight. Household Goods and Personal effects international shippers should consider our Economy LCL Sea freight service for shipping boxes, crates, and pallets versus shipping their belongings with international moving companies.

We welcome you to utilize our online freight calculator for your international shipping needs. Our online freight calculator is a part of our international shipping system. It works in real-time online 24/7. With this online freight calculator, you will calculate the international shipping cost of shipping boxes, crates, and pallets in minutes.

We also welcome you to participate in our AFFILIATES AND REFERRALS NETWORK. You can read AMID Logistics client testimonials and CUSTOMER REVIEWS. Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US about your business related to shipping freight from the USA.

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