Air, Ocean & Customs Brokerage

Universal provides a broad range of International Global Trade Management Services that will plan and arrange transportation and importation of all types of containerized general commodities and bulk freight into North America and exports worldwide.


Air Freight Forwarding

Universal offers Domestic and International Air Cargo and Expedited Delivery services. We leverage our network of long-standing relationships with Commercial, All Cargo, and Charter Air Carriers. Our Customers get superior service and the flexibility to meet their unique delivery demands. We are TSA-Approved and IATA-endorsed. We are HazMat certified.

  • Domestic Air Service Options
    • Charters
    • Same Day
    • Next Flight
    • Next Day AM/PM
    • Second Day
    • Deferred Air
  • International Air Service Options
    • Charters
    • Hand Carry
    • Import and Export
    • Customs Clearance

Ocean Freight Forwarding

Universal customers can select container import and export Door-to-Door and Port-to-Door services with the Ocean transportation and Customs Clearance. Universal Intermodal can also perform the drayage from the port of entry to the ultimate consignee. We are an FMC-licensed NVOCC, Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) that:

  • Arranges cargo movement to an international destination
  • Dispatches shipments from the United States via common carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments on behalf of shippers
  • Prepares and processes the documentation and performs related activities pertaining to those shipments

We have relationships that allow us to service every major global port.

  • Full Container Loads (FCL)
  • Less-than Container Loads (LCL)
  • Temperature-controlled Cargo
  • Oversize or Overweight Shipments
  • HazMat Certified



Customs Brokerage

Universal provides complete North American Customs House Brokerage services. We have more than 30 years of experience as a licensed customs broker in the United States and Canada. We have earned a solid reputation as a skilled and proficient Global Trade Management partner with fully automated customs brokerage, and eManifest capabilities.

Our services include:

  • Automated customs clearance through Automated Commercial Systems (ACS)
  • Duty and payments through Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS) and Automated Clearing House (ACH)
  • Importer Surety Bonds – “eBonds”
  • All entry types
  • Nationally-permitted – release at all Ports of Entry
  • Protests and petitions
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and Advance Commercial Information (ACI) eManifest for commercial carriers
  • US Customs Authorized Exam Station



Documented Success

Universal delivers, and we have the documented cases and economics to prove it. We also have scores of satisfied customers who will provide you with superb references.

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Move Forward with Universal

Let us conduct an assessment of your current Transportation operation to determine how Universal can provide the innovative transportation services you need, improve your delivery results and save you money!

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