We Are Miami’s Most Reliable Freight Forwarder

Founded in 1995, Tical Shipping, Inc. (dba Tical Ocean Consolidators) is an integrated international logistics freight forwarder and shipping company. Based in Miami, Florida, Tical Shipping, Inc. has earned a strong reputation for integrity, reliability, and exceptional personal service.

We Are A Fully Licensed And Certified Freight Forwarding and Shipping Company

We are licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as:

  • A non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC)
  • A domestic and international air freight forwarder
  • An intermediary ocean transport company (OTI License No. 13740N)

We are also certified to handle hazardous materials, such as batteries and chemicals.

We Have Been a Licensed NVOCC Since 1995

Tical Shipping, Inc. (dba Tical Ocean Consolidators) has been a licensed non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) since 1995. The differences between a freight forwarder and a NVOCC can be summarized as follows:

  • NVOCCs can own and operate their own or leased containers but a freight forwarder does not
  • In the U.S. and other countries, NVOCC operators must create a public tariff and file their tariffs with the government; a tariff is a document that sets forth the contract rules and rates
  • NVOCCs are accorded the status of a virtual “carrier” and can accept all liabilities of a carrier

The advantage of working with us as your NVOCC is that we are transparent about contract terms and shipping rates. There are no unpleasant surprises to worry about (unlicensed freight operators have been known to hold goods hostage). And we can take full responsibility for your shipment, just as a carrier would.

We Have The Experience To Handle Complex Shipments

Shipping solutions must weigh three factors: time, cost, and product type. With 20+ years experience, Tical Shipping, Inc. has mastered the art of balancing all the factors that go into complex cargo shipments. In fact, many freight forwarders who are twice our size ask us to handle their more complicated freight assignments.

  1. Inexperienced freight forwarders may be able to handle very simple shipments, but they cannot manage complicated cargo situations because they do not understand all the options and risks.
  2. International cargo and domestic cargo require extensive expertise, including knowing packing and customs clearance requirements as well as shipping options.
  3. An inexperienced freight forwarder can cost you in unexpected delays and unnecessary expenses and penalties, while damaging your credibility and relationships with your suppliers and customers.

Experience is the single most important factor in making sure your shipment moves smoothly and without delays, fines, or other problems.

We Have The Right Connections Wordlwide

There are a large number of companies that specialize in routing cargo between places. However, the freight industry is based on personal connections between people. Over the last two decades, Tical Shipping has built up a network of relationships with carriers, agents, and other freight forwarders.

  1. It takes time to build up these personal networks and it also takes time to establish a strong business reputation in the industry.
  2. A freight forwarder with a well-known ethical reputation is likely to have a wider network of resources. This can help you greatly if there is a port strike, customs issue, or other delay.
  3. A reputable freight forwarder will provide schedule integrity, meaning that you can have greater trust that your goods will arrive when planned.
  4. A reputable freight forwarder will handle your shipment with diligence and advise you on risks, whereas an unethical service provider will take shortcuts that could expose you to substantial financial loss.
  5. The reputation of your freight forwarder is also important because funds must be managed and coordinated with overseas deliveries. Any delay in funding will hold up your shipment.

Other Reasons You Should Choose Tical Shipping, Inc.

Choosing Tical Shipping, Inc. as your international freight forwarder provides you with the highest level of professional experience and personal service in the industry.

  1. With Tical Shipping, you not only get superior service, you also get the most competitive pricing on ocean, air, and trucking transport.
  2. We have the ability to ship by any mode of transport to any destination in the world through a network of overseas agents
  3. We can handle multiple types of shipments, meaning we can handle your freight needs now and in the future
  4. We can handle any type of cargo, including oversized machinery, clothing, perishables food, chemicals, hazardous materials, vehicles, sensitive instruments, pharmaceuticals, and high-value cargo
  5. We have strong relationships and contracts with multiple ocean, air, and land carriers so you get the best prices and superior scheduling reliability, even if there is an unexpected event like a port shutdown
  6. We can provide any mode of delivery, including port-to-door, door-to-door, roll-on roll-off, etc.
  7. We can provide third-party bonded warehousing in any port area for any type of cargo
  8. We offer special services, such as packing and unpacking of containers, freight consolidation and de-consolidation, inside pickup and delivery, and express service

We also provide complete import-export services though a network of customs broker partners, and specialize in fulfilling the provisioning needs of the cruise industry.