Air and ocean IMPORTS

Import Services You Can Rely On

Your cargo has a destination and a tight timeframe. It is our team’s job to make it a reality. We work directly with airlines, ocean lines, and more to ensure your imports arrive safely and on time at a price you can afford.

Our team is adept at managing incoming and outgoing, as well as anticipating and planning for all of the details that will ensure a successful delivery for our customers. Let’s be honest. A lot can go wrong. It’s why our team is ready and waiting to support your organization. We are committed to keeping you informed throughout every step of the process.

During times of global upheaval, imports can be difficult to manage. Customs change in the blink of an eye. Our team walks you through the process and provides you with a single point of contact. Your cargo is in good hands.

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS

International shipping is anything but simple. Fortunately our team is full of experts who understand the ins and outs of importing your cargo. Learn about our import services by clicking the arrows below.

Air Imports

In 2019, air freight was responsible for 61.3 million metric tons of cargo. That’s why understanding the air transport industry is our job. We make sure you have all the facts and data to make informed logistics decisions. Our team works with our partners to provide competitive rates and reliable solutions. Plus, once your imports have made it into the country, we offer domestic air freight to and from all United States airports. We’ll see your shipment through, from foreign origin to domestic destination.

Ocean Imports

Our team of experts knows the ins and outs of the ocean import industry. TOC holds direct service contracts with the seven largest global ocean carriers, as well as many smaller niche carriers. This gives vessel access to all three alliances, and virtually every route and string out there. When it comes to such an important mode of transportation, it’s important to get every detail right. We’ll manage land side routing by rail and/or truck as needed. Our in-house customs brokerage department can preclear your cargo prior to arrival to the port, which helps ensure there are no delays in submitting your entry to customs for clearance.  Plus, with our detailed shipment load planning, you’ll be sure that your ocean cargo is packed safely and efficiently, so you save money while getting the job done.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

Our capable and experienced team is standing by to assist organizations and supply chains across the globe. Click the button to get in touch with our team.

Our Certifications

TOC Logistics International holds the following certifications:

CNS an IATA Company: Endorsed Agent

Accredited as an IATA agent, TOC Logistics International, LLC. has a direct contract connection with the airlines and provides high-quality service and dependability that airlines and their clients expect.

CTPAT Validated

TOC Logistics International, LLC. is certified by CTPAT, a voluntary government business initiative to strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and US border security.

TOC Logistics International, LLC. is recognized as a Licensed Customs Broker by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This means we can provide expertise regarding entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise.

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has licensed TOC Logistics International, LLC. as an NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Container Carrier) for providing ocean/air services.

Federal Maritime Commission logo

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has also licensed TOC Logistics International, LLC. (License No. 023587NF) as a FF (Freight Forwarder) for providing ocean/air services.

TOC Logistics International, LLC. has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification to demonstrate our commitment to customers and globally recognized quality of service standards.

Our Services

Air and Ocean Services

Deliver cargo quickly and reliably with air and ocean freight options.

Supply Chain OPTIMIZATION

Optimize your supply chain and create new efficiencies.

Customs Brokerage

Our customs brokers make international shipping easy.

Time Critical Logistics

Our team can help you reduce time critical logistics and save money.

Consolidation Programs

Increase efficiencies and boost savings with our consolidation programs.

The FMC’s Increasing Role in Detention and Demurrage Issues

The Federal Maritime Commission has taken significant steps to address long-standing issues surrounding detention and demurrage billing practices. Learn more about measures aimed to enhance transparency, fairness, and accountability in maritime logistics, making the FMC an essential advocate.

2024 Mid-Year Review of the Logistics Landscape

As we approach the midpoint of 2024, taking stock of the current landscape and charting a course forward is crucial. Looking back at the trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the logistics market in 2024, with a particular focus on digital transformation and the influence of global economic conditions, let’s see what may lie ahead.

Why Cargo Shipping is One of the Most Sustainable Options for Carriers

Environmental consciousness is at the forefront of global discussions, and the transportation industry plays a critical role in determining its sustainability trajectory. Among various modes of transportation, cargo shipping is one of the most eco-friendly options available. The TOC team is here to help you explore the most efficient options for your supply chain.

For Shippers: How to Prevent Cargo Theft

Recent published reports highlight a rise in cargo thefts worldwide, including higher loss averages. TOC manages more than 1,000 carriers across the globe and knows how to keep your cargo safe and give you peace of mind. Explore key tips for protecting your cargo and preventing theft.

Understanding Cargo Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide for Businesses

Cargo insurance serves as a safety net for businesses engaged in transporting goods. The various types of insurance needed are dependent on the type of transportation from Marine or Air Cargo insurance to Land and Multimodal Transport insurance. Learn more about these various types and key considerations when selecting insurance.

Buyers’ Consolidations: A Strategy for Cost Reduction in the Supply Chain

In this fast-paced world of logistics, efficiency is vital. Innovative businesses are always looking for strategies to minimize expenses without compromising on quality or service. One strategy, integrated into the core of TOC Logistics, is buyers’ consolidations and their unique positional pricing model that allows companies to only pay for the space actually used in shipping. Learn more today.

Risk Management in Supply Chains: Best Practices and Solutions

Recent events underscore the critical importance of effective risk management in supply chains. As freight forwarders navigate these turbulent waters, it is crucial to mitigate potential disruptions from unexpected challenges, from labor disputes affecting transit networks to geopolitical conflicts impeding vital trade routes.

International Transportation: Taking a Closer Look at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Challenges reshaping international trade routes are drawing attention to the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (CITT), a strategic transportation route that spans the narrowest part of the country, connecting the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico. The CITT provides a shortcut for maritime transportation between the two oceans and offers an alternative to the Panama Canal and Red Sea regions.

Global Trade Challenges: Red Sea Crisis and Panama Canal Restrictions Reshape Shipping Lanes

Disruptions in key trade routes, including drought impacts in the Panama Canal and Houthi-led attacks in the Red Sea, are leading shippers to rethink shipping routes. To limit shipping in these areas, alternative routes are being used, reshaping shipping lanes in the global supply chain.

Driving Sustainability Through Strategic Partnerships

The business landscape is undergoing a profound shift, with sustainability taking center stage. With approximately 80% of CO2 emissions occurring within the supply chain, we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint by implementing green logistics and integrating...