Global Forwarding

We’ll keep your freight moving efficiently between countries and continents, fully compliant.

International scope, local expertise

XPO ships goods of all sizes and weights anywhere in the world. Our experienced team will guide your freight across customs points, providing local oversight at thousands of destinations through our global network of forwarding experts.

 

You will have superior visibility into freight in transit through our secure digital portal, with timely access to order details and tracking status. All customs filings with government agencies, as well as pickup and delivery data, are fully documented. We can also provide tailored forwarding services for oversized or out-of-gauge cargo, or goods that require special handling.

Key Capabilities

OTI and NVOCC – Licensed ocean transportation intermediary and non-vessel operating common carrier

 

Export and import – Domestic-to-foreign and foreign-to-foreign shipments

 

Worldwide expertise – A strong local presence in countries across the globe, with centralized control 

 

Customs clearance – Licensed customs brokers in place to facilitate all filings, bonds, duties and taxes

Plane loading XPO cargo

Export and Import

Ocean Services
Air Services
Support Services

FCL

Full container load

LCL

Less-than-container consolidation

LOLO

Lift-on and lift-off loads that don’t fit into a container

RORO

Roll-on and roll-off vehicles and wheeled machinery

Vessel charter

Large volumes, oversized cargo or bulk loads

Bulk

Primarily commodities, such as chemicals, raw materials or liquids

Air charter

Dedicated aircraft

On-board courier

Hand-carried

Direct

Next available flight

Consolidation

Weekly scheduled flights to major destinations

Documentation

Letters of credit, sight drafts and certificates of origin

Customs clearance

Customs filings, ISF filings, bonds, duties and taxes

Cargo Insurance

Asset value protection

Project services

Oversized or out-of-gauge cargo

Foreign-to-foreign

Originates and terminates outside of XPO’s countries of operation

XPO container on dock

Highlights by Country

Belgium

Belgium

Accreditations and certifications: Belgian Freight Forwarders Association; FIATA; air freight and sea freight licenses. Special expertise: Air and sea transport services; gateway to Europe; connected with hinterland by barge, rail and truck.

Brazil

Brazil

Accreditations and certifications: Registered with Cargo Account Settlement Systems (CASS). Special expertise: Aerospace and oil and gas verticals; full-country coverage from office in Sao Paulo.

Chile

Chile

Accreditations and certifications: Registered with Cargo Account Settlement Systems (CASS). Special expertise: Project cargo activity; aerospace and perishables verticals; full- country coverage from office in Santiago.

China and Hong Kong

China and Hong Kong

Accreditations and certifications: CATA; NVOCC; SAP compliance. Special expertise: Ocean export to the United States and Europe; nine offices with air import warehouses at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG); operating in the region for over 25 years.

France

France

Accreditations and certifications: AEO; ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001; Global Compact; regulated agent. Special expertise: AOG desk in Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG); experienced in chemical, aerospace, retail and luxury goods verticals, and military.

Germany

Germany

Accreditations and certifications: IATA; NVOCC; licensed to issue own bills of lading. Special expertise: Project cargo activity; oversized cargo; tailor-made transport for dry, frozen and perishable cargo; intermodal transport by truck, rail or barge; transloading; warehousing; container trading.

Ireland

Ireland

Accreditations and certifications: AEO; ISO 9001; ISO 18001; ISO 22000; AOG desk; registered with Irish Revenue Tax and Customs. Special expertise: Time-critical freight forwarding; air freight customs bond facility off-airside.

Netherlands

Netherlands

Accreditations and certifications: FENEX/FIATA; AEO; NVOCC customs licensed for export, import and transit. Special expertise: Sea and air express services; gateway to Europe; connected with hinterland by barge, rail and truck.

Russia

Russia

Special expertise: National, CIS and international multimodal freight forwarding; transport project management; project cargo activity; luxury goods vertical; operating in Moscow since 1994.

Spain

Spain

Accreditations and certifications: AEO; IATA; FIATA; NVOCC. Special expertise: Time- critical transport with pick-up within 60 minutes; 24-hour accessibility; cargo insurance.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Accreditations and certifications: HMRC-registered broker; AEO; BIFA; IATA; FIATA; NVOCC. Special expertise: Time-critical transport with pick-up within 60 minutes; 24-hour accessibility; cargo insurance.

United States

United States

Accreditations and certifications: SmartWay, C-TPAT, NVOCC, IATA, CNS. Special expertise: Integrated with XPO’s complete range of transport modes and logistics services for seamless multimodal solutions in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

XPO rail transportation

Domestic Services

Time-Critical and Time-Sensitive
Cost-Sensitive
Special Services

Air charter

Dedicated aircraft

NFO

Next flight out

Ground expedite

Exclusive-use vehicle

Day-specific

Next-day, two business days or three business days: morning or afternoon arrival

Deferred

Delivery within five business days

Full truckload

Large weight or volume, enough to fill a trailer

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

Less-than-truckload arrangements for smaller loads

Onsite asset retrieval

Management of technology asset disposal or remarketing

Exhibition forwarding

Management of trade show equipment transportation

Special handling

Medical equipment, life sciences, government and military freight