Exporting to the United States?

June 17, 2024

Shipping to the United States from Europe

The United States was the largest partner for EU exports of goods (18.3 %) and the second largest partner for EU imports of goods (11.0 %) in 2021. The United States is also the United Kingdom's largest trading partner accounting for 16% of the UK's international trade for goods and services. European trade with the U.S. continues to grow. 

Crane Worldwide Logistics is headquartered in Houston, Texas with leading logistics capabilities that include an established network of warehousing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S..and a fully owned domestic trucking service

As a leading global logistics solutions provider, our services include a full suite of supply chain solutions to support your exporting requirements into the United States from Europe. 

Air Freight to the United States

Air Freight: As a leading freight forwarder with leverage and partnerships with major airlines transporting cargo from Europe to the United States, our air freight capabilities include full freight charters and air freight consols

Air Freight consolidations, otherwise referred to as 'freight consols,' are made up of individual consignments that are consolidated at our key warehouse hubs in Europe and built into aircraft units bound for the United States. Freight experts at each of our European air freight hubs build consolidated freight shipments from multiple shippers with each shipment transported under individual house air way bills. Key air freight hubs include both London and Frankfurt

Benefits of consol shipments include:

  • Cost effective air cargo transportation
  • Consistent and forecastable space​
  • Guaranteed capacity throughout the year​ with block space agreements.

With end-to-end handling of air freight shipments by our experienced logistics teams including customs clearance, our goal is to provide a cost-effective and effective service for your air freight needs into the United States. 

Charter Flights: Crane Worldwide Logistics regularly handle charter flight operations out of Europe into the United States. Dedicated charters are available for your ongoing or urgent airfreight requirements. With our own domestic trucking service in the United States, multiple destinations are accessible.

Ocean Freight shipping to the United States

Our close relationships with major ocean shipping lines enables our ocean freight experts to provide competitive pricing and flexibility. The flexibility that we have at Crane Worldwide Logistics with rail service providers and port of entry/port of discharge, allows us to create the best ocean freight shipping solution for our clients with transit times to suit your delivery requirements into the United States.

We have you covered in all major trade lanes between European ports such as Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp to U.S. destinations with the additional benefit of our own domestic trucking network and warehouse solutions throughout the U.S. 

Transloading & Cross Dock - Throughout the United States, Crane Worldwide has the ability to Transload / Cross Dock with the ability to fully utilize our FTL trucking service, you can find out more here

Customs Brokerage in the United States

As a licensed corporation, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as your customs broker, we assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing import and exports. Our customs brokerage team has experience in the customs entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise. Our trade advisory experts are on hand to provide guidance for your imports and help you navigate U.S. regulations.

Need to understand if there are potential duty savings on your shipments? Get in touch. 

Warehousing in the United States

Crane Worldwide is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has warehouse facilities throughout the country. Providing a full 3PL service includes contract logistics services.

Cincinnati warehouseBy way of example, we have warehouse space available in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is strategically located in the heart of the U.S. in Ohio State, making it easily accessible to both East and West Coast markets.

It is within a day's drive of over half of the U.S. population, which helps reduce transportation costs and delivery times.

With great transportation links and Crane Worldwide's own fleet of domestic trucks, our 3PL warehouse in Cincinnati can provide you with your distribution center requirements.

Additionally, in Columbus, Ohio, a new facility has been added to our portfolio, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions and we will connect you with our global team for support. Click here


Your Integrated Logistics Service to the United States

Crane Worldwide Locations in the United StatesCrane Worldwide Logistics has an extensive network of offices and warehouses throughout the United States with our own dedicated domestic trucking service.

Further information on our U.S.locations is available here

Our goal is to provide agile and flexible supply chain solutions that provide not only cost benefit for our clients, but, superior service to adapt to changing events in the supply chain, a key area to consider when exporting to the United States.

Using Crane Worldwide Logistics network for transportation solutions using our freight forwarding services and delivery, storage and value added services in the United States can provide our clients with an integrated logistics solution to export to the United States from the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Reach out to a logistics advisor today, clicking the link below to request more information. 

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