INTERNATIONAL

BFS International is a licensed and bonded Ocean Freight Forwarder.

Through a full range of services, we help small and mid-sized businesses export their products from the U.S. to ports/points worldwide.

 

Our Expertise 

We have 20+ years of experience and knowledge of the shipping industry.

BFS specializes in shipping agricultural products.

We can arrange your LCL (less-than-container-load), FCL (full-container-load) and Airfreight shipments from point of origin to their final destination.

 

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE 

Customer Care – It's personal. Our customers are treated with a personal touch on every shipment. The same person handles your order from beginning to end.

Service or Response - Our response time to rate quotations, carrier services and documentation is unmatched.

Consulting – Assisting customers with contract interpretations, industry language and terminology associated with your exports.

Simplicity – We offer our customers a trouble-free, all-inclusive invoice with each order. We will consolidate all vendor fees into one invoice for each of your shipments.

BFS International provides the following services to our customers: 

  • Work with carriers to obtain the best freight rate and routing for your shipment.

  • Secure space/booking with steamship line or nvocc.

  • Assist shipper in determining phytosanitary needs, process samples and/or tests in order to obtain a Federal Phytosanitary Certificate, when necessary.

  • Interpret sales contracts for correct shipment routing and processing of documents.

  • Coordinate with suppliers, warehouses, truckers, terminals and carriers to expedite your shipment.

  • Provide inland haulage/drayage from your facility to the dock.

  • Track status of shipment before, during and after laden on board the vessel.

  • Submit AES/ACE filing (formerly known as the SED – shipper's export declaration).

  • Provide carrier with B/L instructions and guidelines for your shipment.

  • Prepare documentation – Commercial Invoice, Packing list, Certificate of Origin etc.

  • Process documentation in accordance with your sales contract or letter of credit.

  • Consolidate multiple vendor charges into 1 all-inclusive invoice to you

Additional services: 

  • Letter of Credit

  • Phytosanitary

  • Insurance coverage

  • Legalization/Consularization

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Notary

  • Courier

FOR RATES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE - CALL OUR INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT AT 503-206-3266 OR GET A QUOTE