Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 15,600 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include air and ocean freight consolidation and forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, distribution and other value added logistics services.
As an International Air Transport Association (IATA) agent for all major airlines, Expeditors provides a full menu of air logistics solutions for shipments around the globe and for a wide variety of industries.
At Expeditors, we understand that airfreight is a premium and costly service. Our specialists help you save money with solutions that focus on quick transit, constant communication, consolidation, and intermodal opportunities.
Access to available aircraft capacity around the world allows us to stay flexible and further customize and optimize supply chain solutions for the best routing, pricing, and delivery speed.
Additional airfreight expertise and services:
•Local business practice knowledge
•Import and export documentation and procedure proficiency
•Peak period capacity solutions
•Regulatory and transportation compliance knowledge
•Domestic air services: deferred, time definite, next flight out, and charter
As a licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary and world-class Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Expeditors provides flexible and integrated ocean freight services to create the most highly adaptable, reliable and customizable solutions in the industry.
Our approach starts with having the most experienced and dedicated ocean management team, positioned globally to provide skilled and local expertise in all major trade lanes, and backed by one common systems platform. Highly respected and trusted by our service providers, our preferred status with core carriers is coupled with the right people, capacity and pricing in place to successfully execute on our customers’ needs while providing superior customer service.
Ocean freight services and features include:
•Ocean freight forwarding and consolidation
•LCL and FCL container management
•Domestic ocean services
•Large carrier footprint - 40 service contracts with ocean carriers ensure global coverage, capacity, and competitive rates
•Innovative and sophisticated systems and tools
•Highly integrated with Expeditors’ services – Order Management, Sea+Air, Customs Brokerage and Distribution
Expeditors Ground transportation specializes in performing value-added, white glove, and time definite services to ensure ultimate satisfaction for your customers. These services, in addition to domestic air, ocean, and rail shipments, are what we call Transcon.
Through our integrated network of premium service providers, we have access to top global, regional and local asset-based carriers around the world, providing optimal space allocation and pricing. We set a very high bar for our service providers, ensuring the most stringent performance, security, equipment and technology standards are applied to your shipment.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics are at the core of how we operate every step of the way. Every milestone in the life of a shipment is captured and measured in our systems in order to drive process improvements uniquely tailored to our customers’ business needs.
Transcon service offerings:
•White glove: Specialized end-to-end handling for high value, high touch products
•Time definite: From same day to deferred, pick-up and delivery services without size or weight restrictions
•Cross border: Integration of customs brokerage, cargo management, and transportation into a seamless supply chain solution
•Temperature controlled: Frozen, chilled and controlled temp expertise utilizing state-of-the-art monitoring systems
•Network management: Single point of accountability for improved responsiveness and simplified communication
•Domestic and cross-border rail and intermodal
Expeditors’ multimodal program combines Sea+Air shipping services for savings over straight airfreight shipments, all while maintaining reasonable transit times. Combining Sea+Air shipping service can also help you minimize destination warehouse charges.
All multimodal shipments stay integrated within our global network, systems, and operational procedures, and receive Expeditors’ support from start to finish
Better transit time and performance
Transit times for multimodal service fall between normal air and ocean shipments on the same lane, with time savings up to 50 percent over an ocean transit. Select Asian routes act as capacity buffers and offer transit times similar to air transit but perform much better thanks to space availability.
Simplified shipment documentation
Sea+Air services at Expeditors move on a single transport document and a single per-kilo rate covers all transportation and trans-shipment costs.
Global tracking and reporting
Global visibility for all Sea+Air shipments is provided by Expeditors’ online tracking system, exp.o®, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) communication protocols process Sea+Air shipment information.
Expeditors offers Sea+Air service on the following trade lanes:
•Asia via Dubai to Europe, Africa, and North America
•India/Pakistan via Dubai to Europe, Africa, and North America
•Asia via Incheon, Hong Kong, Taipei, or Singapore to Europe and the Americas
•Asia via North America (Los Angeles and/or Miami) to Latin America
•Europe and Middle East via Miami to Latin America
•Latin America Sea+Air and Air+Sea to Europe, Asia, Middle East, and India
•Air+Sea from Europe and North America to Australia and New Zealand via Asia
While a massive or heavy load such as an oil rig or an earth mover presents a special set of challenges, it still has one thing in common with every other piece of cargo: it needs to get there.
Project Cargo gets it done with integrated logistics project management, a creative and customized transport plan, and a network of strategically placed oversized freight specialists to supervise the move every step of the way. Project Cargo experts also work to ensure that the most appropriate routing and modes of transport are used, while helping you understand every aspect of your transportation costs.
Project Cargo provides transportation solutions for:
•Power generation plants
•Petrochemical and oil refineries
•Manufacturing plants (auto, pharmaceutical, power generation)
Inbound Logistics announced Expeditors as a 2017 Green Supply Chain Partner in their June 2017 issue. Expeditors won the recognition based on four benchmarks: measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement, and industry recognition.
Sustainability improvements and efficiency within the supply chain are a core part of our DNA as a company and have been since our founding in 1979. We offer consolidation services and network solutions that not only save our customers time and money in their supply chains, but also reduce carbon emissions during shipping.
Notable recent achievements internally have included saving 8.5 million pages of paper since October 2015, diverting 60 tons of waste from the landfill via food waste and composting programs at our headquarters, and converting 20+ facilities to LED lighting.
As a non-asset based logistics company, we are uniquely positioned to partner with more efficient and environmentally friendly service providers on behalf of our customers. Our Service Provider Management team has worked hard over the past year to incorporate Environment and Sustainability as part of our Total Value Proposition, which is used to select, qualify, evaluate, and reward service providers.
More details about our Environment, Social, and Governance programs can be found in our new Sustainability Report.
We look forward to continuing to engage with customers, service providers, and employees on environmental sustainability.
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