Ocean Freight

Reliable Air & Ocean Freight Forwarding

As an international freight forwarder, Landstar plays an integral part in the transportation process handling both ocean and air transportation. We arrange the movement of cargo according to the customers’ needs and offer supplementary services such as shipment tracing, warehousing and storage, and the preparation of letters of credit. Our freight forwarding services are popular among shippers because we work with numerous air, road, rail, and water transportation companies to find the least expensive and most efficient freight routings possible.

Freight Forwarding Services

Landstar also provides a number of freight forwarding services. At the beginning of the sale, we can provide the exporter with a quotation on:

  • Freight costs

    Freight costs

  • Port charges

    Port charges

  • Consular fees

    Consular fees

  • Cost of special documents

    Cost of special documents

  • Insurance costs

    Insurance costs

  • Freight forwarder’s fees

    Freight forwarder’s fees

At the request of the customer, Landstar can make actual arrangements and provide necessary services for expediting the shipment to its oversees destination. This can include:

  • Booking space with the carrier
  • Completing export documentation
  • Arranging cargo insurance
  • Advising on foreign import regulations
  • Providing guidance on packaging, marketing, and labeling
  • Arranging for products to be packed and containerized at the exporter’s
  • request
  • Freight Consolidation
  • Export clearance
  • Advance arrival notification
  • Proactive real-time shipment tracking and tracing

Air Freight Forwarding: Landstar’s domestic air, international air, and charter air cargo services provide door-to-door service throughout North America and around the world. Air freight forwarding services include pick-up and delivery of cargo in every shape and size including hazardous materials, time-sensitive, perishable commoditites, fragile and high value cargo. Landstar can also ship directly from your origin of choice to your intended final destination without intermediate off -loading or transfers.

Landstar is registered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and works with full range of cargo aircraft and carriers at major airports across the world. In smaller airports, we can guarantee space on key commercial flights to ensure the most direct routing.


  • IATA Certificate of Endorsement

    IATA Certificate of Endorsement

  • Indirect Air Carrier Approval

    Indirect Air Carrier Approval

  • FMC – Ocean Transportation License (NVOCC)

    FMC – Ocean Transportation License (NVOCC)

  • C-TPAT