Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier


Using our strong, long-term carrier relationship, Sumisho Global Logistics can provide reliable and secure ocean freight solutions.  Our customers value our expertise in International Ocean Freight Forwarding across a global network that includes dozens of partners across five continents.

Full Container Load (FCL)

Our longstanding relationships with a wide range of carriers means we are ideally placed to get space on ships and find schedules that meet our cutomers’ needs; all provided with competitive rates.  Our FCL services supported by web-based tracking systems enabling you to gain visibility of your shipment status.

Less-than Container Load (LCL)

Our less-than container load services give you the flexibility to meet your varying requirements, safely and reliably.  Providing our own consolidation services supports you in managing freight costs and shipment times.

Non-Containerized Cargo and Project Cargo

Non-containerized, over-sized industrial equipment and large machine parts present their own handling and stowage challenges in the supply chain.  Sumisho Global Logistics has the skills and diversity of experience to ensure safe, reliable movement around the globe.  Our Project Cargo Team has deep experience in all modes of transport.  They, in turn, can draw on local hands-on expertise to handle the most complex project cargo, from concept, through planning to final execution.

Vessel Chartering

A key element in providing full-service transportation to our customers is in our vessel chartering arena.  Through our charter brokerage service, Sumisho Global Logistics helps our customers to develop, negotiate and arrange suitable vessels to carry their specific bulk cargoes.  Whether your bulk shipment is destined for domestic or international ports, we’ll follow through to ensure the smoothest operation possible.

For your existing trade lanes, or in development of new lanes, our chartering teams in New York, Tokyo and Dusseldorf are eager to assist you in these activities.  Our current core charter trade is in the transportation of steel products (e.g., steel coils, billets, pipes, and wire rod), grain products, mineral sands, fertilizers, petroleum coke, alumina, ferrous minerals, cement and clinkers.  Through our direct contact with various chemical tanker owners, we support our clients in import and export of liquid chemical shipments as well.

Again, with our history in worldwide trade, Sumisho Global Logistics possesses the expertise to handle your chartering business well.

Marine Insurance

Prudence dictates that you protect your products en-route to market.  Through our group companies, Sumisho Global Logistics is afforded the opportunity to offer our clients marine insurance with premiums that are quite competitive.


Job-site attending is also a scope of work for which Sumisho Global Logistics has strong abilities.  Witnessing vessel discharge or coordinating the-railcar-with-the-crane-with-the-truck-with-the-deadline is challenging for some.  For Sumisho Global Logistics, it is what we do.  Let us do this on your behalf too.

Other Services

The logistics industry has seen many new changes and regulations regarding international documentation and compliance. Our staff keeps up-to-date with the changes and is ready to assist you in navigating your way through all the confusing paperwork.  There is no reason to have your company subject themselves to needless fines and penalties.  Sumisho Global Logistics is ready to protect your interests in all compliance matters.