From origin to destination, Estes provides solutions for every aspect of the journey for your international freight.
In addition to regular expedited services such as next flight out, our airfreight solutions include chartered flights and on-board couriers for hand-carried freight. Our subsidiary, Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW), is connected to a global freight network and is TSA-certified as an indirect air carrier.
Other certifications and affiliations include:
Licensed NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier and Ocean Freight Forwarder) (FMC: 022151NS)
C-TPAT (U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certified
IATA (International Air Transport Association) Endorsed Agent (for tendering cargo direct to airlines)
Nationally licensed customs broker
CCR (Central Contractor Registration) and ORCA (Online Representations and Certifications Applications) registered
CRAF (Civil Reserve Air Fleet) sponsored forwarder
SmartWay® Transport Partner (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Shippers often experience reduced rates by consolidating their LCL freight with other shippers’ cargo before transporting it to foreign markets. Estes can coordinate all of the required logistics.
We can also reverse the process by working with customs brokers to deconsolidate bulk, international shipments at the port. From there, multiple outbound shipments are created and delivered directly to the shipper's distribution centers, stores or customers.
Estes Forwarding Worldwide is licensed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to handle customs brokerage. This includes the sequence of customs formalities and other details that are critical to importing and exporting goods legally and quickly.
Customs Brokerage and related services include:
Import customs clearance
Importer Security Filing (10+2 Rule)
Other Government Agency (OGA) filings—including FWS, FDA, DOT and Lacey filings
Our wholly owned subsidiary, Estes Forwarding Worldwide, serves as an agent for transshipping freight to or from foreign countries. In addition, EFW handles the clearing of freight through customs. This includes full document preparation and arrangements for any needed shipping, warehousing, delivery or import clearance.