Transportation

Selecting the most efficient and cost effective transportation option can be challenging. At Expeditors, we work with you to create solutions that are flexible and result in the most highly reliable and customizable service in the industry.

As a non-asset based global logistics provider, Expeditors partners with key air, ocean and ground carriers to provide customizable and integrated global transportation solutions. These partnerships allow for greater leverage in both space allocation and pricing, along with the ability to offer more consistent transit and lift options.

In addition, we offer multimodal transportation solutions, such as Sea+Air and Air+Sea. These multimodal options provide greater flexibility in both timing and price. For urgent or specialized shipments, we have customizable logistics options to keep your cargo visible and moving through your supply chain.

To best support your ever-changing logistics needs, we are continuously evolving our transportation services with the development of customizable value added solutions, such as: capacity programs, direct delivery, time definite services, cross dock, temperature control, garment on hanger, charters and project cargo services.

For more information on how we can support your international transportation needs, please contact your local Expeditors representative.

Air

As an IATA agent for all major airlines, we provide a complete package of air logistics solutions. We understand that air freight is a premium and costly service, so our program focuses on quick transit and constant communication, combined with the ability to seize cost saving opportunities such as consolidation and intermodal options.

Ocean

As a licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary and world class NVOCC, we offer a full array of ocean freight services including ocean freight forwarding and consolidation, and LCL or FCL container management. Using our contractual relationships with steamship lines, we offer highly flexible scheduling.

Vessels of Concern

Expeditors strictly prohibits its carriers, representatives, agents and any other person or entity that handles an Expeditors' shipment from utilizing or otherwise dealing with any Specially Designated National (SDN) or prohibited vessel as designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury. This includes, without limitation, the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), its vessels, and any other vessel owned, operated or chartered by IRISL or by any other Iranian interests. A complete list of OFAC's SDNs and prohibited vessels can be found at http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sdn.

In addition to the vessels identified by OFAC, Expeditors also maintains its own list of entities and vessels of concern.

Transcon

Our Transcon solutions provide intra-continent, value added supply chain services across the globe. Whether by intra-country air, intra-country ground or cross border ground service, we provide knowledge based solutions to keep your inventory moving to its final destination.

Resources

  • Direct Delivery - Cross Dock

    Expeditors' newly enhanced cross-dock program is a streamlined and cost effective logistics solution that allows Expeditors to manage customer orders from multiple origins into a centralized inbound hub for subsequent merging of deliveries to final end users while providing end-to-end visibility at the order level. This automated process is characterized by the sharing and reuse of data between the origin branch and inbound hub and fully supports advanced planning for merging deliveries and final delivery provider selection. In other words, the inbound hub can plan and finalize the consolidated deliveries and choose the delivery provider prior to actually receiving the inbound orders from origin. This in turn facilitates an expedited turnover process to the final leg delivery provider immediately upon customs release. This supply chain optimization tool provides customers with reduced costs and improved transit times. Find out more.

  • Direct Delivery - Final Mile Service

    Final Mile is a DC-bypass program that enables customers to bulk ship multiple orders directly from non-U.S. manufacturing facilities to selected U.S. gateways under one consolidated international house air waybill (per gateway) for subsequent breakdown and distribution throughout the country to multiple final consignees. Find out more.

  • LCL Express

    "Express" and "Ocean LCL" are two shipping terms not typically heard together. However, to help bridge the gap between air freight's speed and consistency and ocean freight's economy, we have created LCL Express. This service is designed to be simple, fast, secure and reliable. Read an article to learn more.

  • Sea+Air - Multimodal Solutions

    Expeditors offers mulit-modal alternatives to our airfreight service. These alternatives are known as our Sea+Air and Air+Sea services. Our Sea+Air and Air+Sea services include the value-adds that come with our airfreight service and maintain reasonable transit times while offering substantial savings in overall transportation costs. This program is also unique in that, while using multiple modes of transportation, customers receive a single transportation document and a single rate per kg for the entire transportation costs from the port of origin up to the airport of destination. Our clients also benefit by receiving the same reliable service, tracking and reporting capabilities just like an air shipment. Shipments moving on Expeditors' Sea+Air and Air+Sea services move completely within our global network and can be tracked and traced through Expeditors' on-line tracking system. This enables us to offer the same seamless customer service on all multi-modal shipments. Read a full article about Sea+Air.

  • Transportation Service Conditions
  • Forwarders Cargo Receipt Terms & Conditions
  • House Air Waybill Terms & Conditions
  • Ocean House Bill Terms and Conditions PDF