We Provide Customs Clearance For U.S. Imports At All Ports Of Entry

Tical Shipping partners with fully licensed and qualified customs brokers to provide customs clearance services for imported goods at all ports of entry in North America.

We can also arrange to pre-clear your exports before departure at all airports approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (currently 15 different airports in six countries.)

Our location in Miami, Florida puts us in a unique position to handle exports from Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean into the U.S.A. Further, we are a complete logistics solution. With one phone call, your entire import supply chain is taken care of, including re-packing, warehousing, partial deliveries, and other value-added services.

We partner with certified and reliable customs brokers, who are:

  • C-TPAT providers, meaning your cargo is less likely to be examined and more likely to clear customs quickly
  • Participate in U.S. pre-clearance operations, meaning your cargo can be cleared prior to departure
  • Participate in trade programs like the Container Security Initiative
  • Are certified by Cargo Network Services (CNS) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Are ABI/ACE (Automated Broker Interface) certified, meaning documentation and tracking can be managed in near real time and is paperless

Customs clearance services

  • Rates all commercial invoices and issues for proper duty rates
  • Prepares and files U.S. Customs bonds if needed
  • Provides necessary documents to U.S. Customs and other government agencies (OGA)
  • Follows up with specific Customs departments, including the Department of Agriculture,  Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other agencies
  • Stays in touch with domestic carriers to ensure prompt pickup and delivery
  • Manages the complete supply chain, including intermodal freight shipping, bonded warehousing, and repacking, with full capabilities as an international freight forwarder

More about what we do

  • We participate in U.S. federal free trade zone initiatives, including the Miami Free Zone (MFZ), an important foreign trade zone which handles imports from 62+ countries and re-exports to 80+ countries
  • Bonded secure warehousing and freight transport services, both U.S. and international
  • Freight segregation, repacking and crating
  • Local and regional freight delivery in the U.S.
  • Multi-modal freight shipping both domestically and abroad

We Help U.S. Exports Reach Markets in Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East

More than $770 billion in goods is exported every year from the U.S. and that number in growing. The biggest share of exports – 96% – is done by small companies, not big players. Small manufacturers need to know their shipments are given personal attention and dedication to detail. That’s where Tical Shipping comes in. We have worked with small U.S. exporters since 1995 and have helped export everything from apparel to pharmaceuticals. While there are a number of Miami export companies, none came match our combination of service, expertise, and pricing.

  • Our export team expedites transit and lowers shipping costs because we know all the latest regulations and freight forwarding options
  • We know how to ship your cargo, for example temperature-sensitive freight should be booked below a steamship’s deck
  • We know boycott regulations and whether a shipment must be handled under consular legalization, licensed status, or hazardous materials certification
  • We export all products, including tobacco products, perishable foods, pharmaceuticals, electronics, luxury goods, vehicles, and apparel
  • We do breakbulk and transloading from one country to another
  • We do less-than-containerload (LCL) shipments for smaller shippers
  • We provide letters of credit and other documentation services
  • We offer warehousing storage in bonded and non-bonded facilities and distribution
  • We are a NVOCC freight forwarder with the ability to reserve large amounts of cargo carrier space and reduced rates, and then consolidate cargo to pass along those savings to smaller exporters