Global Forwarding

We’ll keep your freight moving efficiently between countries and continents, fully compliant.

Any Size, Weight or Mode

XPO can ship your goods anywhere in the world. Our experienced team will guide your freight through customs points, providing local oversight at thousands of destinations in Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom.

 

For domestic shipments within North America, we can arrange the most efficient mode or design a multimodal solution. Our tracking technology gives you real-time visibility of each shipment in transit.

 

OTI and NVOCC – Licensed ocean transportation intermediary and non-vessel operating common carrier

 

Export and import – Domestic-to-foreign and foreign-to-foreign shipments

 

Worldwide expertise – A strong local presence in countries across the globe, with centralized control 

 

Customs clearance – Licensed customs brokers in place to facilitate all filings, bonds, duties and taxes

 

Cross-border North America – Freight forwarding throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada

 

Domestic North America – Options based on your criteria for speed, economy and special handling

Crane lifting XPO container

Export and Import

Ocean Services
Air Services
Support Services

FCL

Full container load

LCL

Less-than-container consolidation

LOLO

Lift-on and lift-off loads that don’t fit into a container

RORO

Roll-on and roll-off vehicles and wheeled machinery

Vessel charter

Large volumes, oversized cargo or bulk loads

Bulk

Primarily commodities, such as chemicals, raw materials or liquids

Air charter

Dedicated aircraft

On-board courier

Hand-carried

Direct

Next available flight

Consolidation

Weekly scheduled flights to major destinations

Documentation

Letters of credit, sight drafts and certificates of origin

Customs clearance

Customs filings, ISF filings, bonds, duties and taxes

Cargo Insurance

Asset value protection

Project services

Oversized or out-of-gauge cargo

Foreign-to-foreign

Originates and terminates outside of North America

XPO global forwarding

Highlights by Country

Belgium

Belgium

Accreditations and certifications: Belgian Freight Forwarders Association; FIATA; air freight and sea freight licenses. Special expertise: Air and sea transport services; gateway to Europe; connected with hinterland by barge, rail and truck.

Brazil

Brazil

Accreditations and certifications: Registered with Cargo Account Settlement Systems (CASS). Special expertise: Aerospace and oil and gas verticals; full-country coverage from office in São Paulo.

Chile

Chile

Accreditations and certifications: Registered with Cargo Account Settlement Systems (CASS). Special expertise: Project cargo activity; aerospace and perishables verticals; full- country coverage from office in Santiago.

China and Hong Kong

China and Hong Kong

Accreditations and certifications: CATA; NVOCC; SAP compliance. Special expertise: Ocean export to the United States and Europe; nine offices with air import warehouses at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG); operating in the region for over 25 years.

France

France

Accreditations and certifications: AEO; ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001; Global Compact; regulated agent. Special expertise: AOG desk in Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG); experienced in chemical, aerospace, retail and luxury goods verticals, and military.

Germany

Germany

Accreditations and certifications: IATA; NVOCC; licensed to issue own bills of lading. Special expertise: Project cargo activity; oversized cargo; tailor-made transport for dry, frozen and perishable cargo; intermodal transport by truck, rail or barge; transloading; warehousing; container trading.

Ireland

Ireland

Accreditations and certifications: AEO; ISO 9001; ISO 18001; ISO 22000; AOG desk; registered with Irish Revenue Tax and Customs. Special expertise: Time-critical freight forwarding; air freight customs bond facility off-airside.

Netherlands

Netherlands

Accreditations and certifications: FENEX/FIATA; AEO; NVOCC customs licensed for export, import and transit. Special expertise: Sea and air express services; gateway to Europe; connected with hinterland by barge, rail and truck.

Russia

Russia

Special expertise: National, CIS and international multimodal freight forwarding; transport project management; project cargo activity; luxury goods vertical; operating in Moscow since 1994.

Spain

Spain

Accreditations and certifications: AEO; IATA; FIATA; NVOCC. Special expertise: Time- critical transport with pick-up within 60 minutes; 24-hour accessibility; cargo insurance.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Accreditations and certifications: HMRC-registered broker; AEO; BIFA; IATA; FIATA; NVOCC. Special expertise: Time-critical transport with pick-up within 60 minutes; 24- hour accessibility; cargo insurance.

United States

United States

Accreditations and certifications: SmartWay, C-TPAT, NVOCC, IATA, CNS. Special expertise: Integrated with XPO’s complete range of transport modes and logistics services for seamless multimodal solutions in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Cross-Border

Rely on our more than 30 years of experience moving goods across the Mexican border by rail, ground and air.

 

Intermodal shippers have the benefit of our extensive rail relationships and container capacity. XPO cross-border specialists are stationed at key ports and inland terminals, where dedicated drayage transport is available at either end of the rail service. Freight movements are coordinated by our US freight forwarding team and our Mexican office in Querétaro.

 

For urgent shipments, we offer expedited road transport day and night, as well as air charter options: dedicated aircraft direct and next available flight. Non-urgent modes include brokered dry van using our large carrier network in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and consolidated air transport on weekly flights.

Customs agents inspecting a container in mexican border
Cross border truck on the road

Domestic Services

Time-Critical and Time-Sensitive
Cost-Sensitive
Special Services

Air charter

Dedicated aircraft

NFO

Next flight out

Ground expedite

Exclusive-use vehicle

Day-specific

Next-day, two business days or three business days: morning or afternoon arrival

Deferred

Delivery within five business days

Full truckload

Large weight or volume, enough to fill a trailer

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

Less-than-truckload arrangements for smaller loads

Intermodal

Rail for long-haul movements, supported by extensive drayage capacity

Onsite asset retrieval

Management of technology asset disposal or remarketing

Exhibition forwarding

Management of trade show equipment transportation

Special handling

Medical equipment, life sciences, government and military freight

Diversity

Minority business teaming program