Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES KEY LOGISTICS OFFER WHEN IT COMES TO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
What advantages does Key Logistics offer when it comes to international shipping?
When it comes to international shipping, Key Logistics provides a gateway to a global network of offices around the world that can assist you in providing door-to-door service for your shipments. One of the strongest international shipping advantages we provide is that we are partners of DB Schenker with an established global presence and local expertise in key centers around the world. We continually invest in the latest technology and training for our staff enabling us to provide cargo visibility, order execution and data management resulting in supply chain process improvement for our customers.
We will analyze your international shipping requirements and determine the type of equipment required to handle your cargo and then negotiate competitive freight rates with one of our experienced certified partners. We will then prepare all necessary international shipping documentation (ie. customs certificates, bank drafts, and negotiate letters of credit) and advise you on how to protect your receivables. And, if required, we can also set up marine cargo insurance. Key Logistics offers a complete logistics solution to your international shipping program and we’ll manage your cargo with a very high level of customer service.
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DO I NEED CARGO INSURANCE AND CAN YOU PROVIDE AN INSURANCE QUOTE FOR MY SHIPMENT?
Cargo insurance is not mandatory but to have it is a wise business decision. International cargo involves a complex chain of diverse service providers over multiple countries sometimes crossing many legal jurisdictions. The vast majority of time this process works without issues. However, if something goes wrong, it is important to have cargo insurance in place to protect your business. International cargo liability laws are complex and in certain situations shippers can become liable for losses to other shipper’s cargo under the general average rule.
Yes, we can provide a cargo insurance quote. Just ask one of our representatives by clicking here.
WHAT OVERSEAS SHIPPING SERVICES DOES KEY LOGISTICS OFFER?
Through our partners, there are a number of overseas shipping services that Key Logistics offers. We can first evaluate the type of equipment required to move your cargo. And if your overseas shipping needs specialized equipment, we can arrange a variety of containers as required such as flat racks and open top containers. We can also arrange refrigerated equipment for more delicate cargo that needs temperature control for overseas shipping.
Services can also be arranged if you have large, heavy or oversized project cargo. We can furnish any heavy haul equipment or machines that might be required to handle special cargo via break bulk. If needed, we can also supply Ro/Ro service, which utilizes specialized roll on, roll off ships. These special vessels allow vehicles and heavy machinery to be driven on and off for overseas shipping. Services requiring any special permits to move your cargo to the port, would be obtained by the carrier who we would contract to ship your goods. When needed, Key Logistics can arrange to have your cargo loaded and secured by a professional packer who would ensure your load would not shift to help eliminate the possibility of damages.
We partner with a number of LCL (Less Than Container Load) consolidators for smaller cargo. Price, service and your delivery needs are taken into consideration when deciding which consolidator to use. Overseas shipping services such as export packing and container loading can be arranged.
If your overseas shipping entails the movement of hazardous cargo, we negotiate on your behalf with the shipping line to confirm their acceptance of your cargo.For a fast, competitive overseas shipping quote please click here.