What are some of the most important criteria upon which a Shipper/Exporter bases their selection of an International Freight Forwarder in today’s Global Marketplace? Seacrest Logistics, Inc. offers the answers to these questions
Q. How long has the company been in business?
A. Seacrest Logistics has been in business since 1992 and is incorporated in the State of Texas.
Q. Is the company financially sound?
A. Seacrest Logistics is licensed with the Federal Maritime Commission and as such has demonstrated financial responsibility. Additionally our accreditation with Cargo Network Service and membership in the World Cargo Alliance and the National Customs Brokers Association requires that we meet or exceed strict financial obligations.
Q. What is the experience of the staff?
A. Seacrest Logistics two principals have over sixty (60) years of experience in all aspects of the International Freight Forwarding Industry. All other staff have an average of ten (10) years experience.
Q. Does the company have Global Capabilities?
A. Seacrest Logistics is a member of the World Cargo Alliance. As such, we have 2,887 offices in 164 countries. In addition, we have company owned offices in the major ports and airports in Nigeria.
Q. Can the company offer full service International Freight Forwarding?
A. Seacrest Logistics is a “One-Stop” International Freight Forwarder offering one of the widest ranges of services in the industry to meet the most demanding needs of any Shipper and or Exporter.
Q. Does the company have Errors and Admissions and or Professional Liability coverage?
A. Seacrest Logistics maintains E&O coverage up to $50,000 and can increase this coverage depending on the circumstances of the shipment.
Q. Is the company bonded?
A. Seacrest Logistics is bonded in the amount of $50,000 for International Freight Forwarding Services and $75,000 for our Non Vessel Common Carrier License.
Q. Does the company maintain regulatory compliance?
A. Seacrest Logistics maintains TSA, FCPA & BIS security and security training requirements as well as U.S. mandated regulatory compliance.
Q. Is the company compliant with standard industry licensing requirements for Ocean and Air shipments?
A. Seacrest Logistics is the holder of an Ocean Transportation Intermediary License issued by the Federal Maritime Commission and as such is duly authorized to carry on the business of International Freight Fowarder services to facilitate shipment via an ocean going common carrier from the United States to Foreign countries.
Seacrest Logistics is fully accredited by Cargo Network Services an IATA company to carry on the business of International Air Freight Forwarding services to facilitate shipment via airborne common carrier from the United States to Foreign countries.
Q. Is the company flexible, available and responsive to client queries?
A. Seacrest Logistics as an independent streamlined organization can guarantee service levels above and beyond the major Multinationals. Decision making is on the spot and availability to decision makers is 24/7 with most client queries answered within 24 hours if not sooner depending on the nature of the query.