NVOCC and Freight Forwarder Services

The Preferred Partner For Reliable and Secure Ocean Freight Transportation

Are you looking for an expert international ocean freight forwarder?

As the premier provider of international ocean freight forwarding, we are uniquely equipped to provide you with robust and secure services across five continents. With dozens of partners including NVOCC to Asia and other major ports, our customers know that they can count on us for fast, efficient shipping. Our customer service team is experienced in handling a wide variety of goods and will take care of all your paperwork from A-Z so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We guarantee that your shipment arrives safe and sound at its destination each time – no matter how many miles away it may be. We’re equipped with latest software technology solutions to ensure maximum safety during transit along with optimal visibility over your shipments at all times.

How does an NVOCC work?

An NVOCC, or Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier, is a type of ocean transportation intermediary (OTI)– an ocean carrier who specializes in providing transport service, but, unlike ocean freight forwarders, does not own their own ships. They are common carriers who typically acquire space on vessels and containers through leasing or purchasing transactions with ocean carriers, then use their own House Bill of Lading to make contractual arrangements with customers. An NVOCC is able to provide customers with cost-effective transport solutions while avoiding the risks associated with owning and operating a fleet of vessels. They can also be more flexible and responsive to customer’s needs than other shipping companies as they are able to quickly adjust their operations according to market demands.

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What types of NVOCC and Freight Forwarding services does SGL offer?


SGL offers a full range of ocean freight transportation options to meet the unique needs of our customers, whatever they may be. These include Full Container Load (FCL), Less-than-Container Load (LCL), Non-Containerized Cargo and Project Cargo, Vessel Chartering, Marine Insurance, Job-Site Attendance, and more!

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Full Container Load (FCL)

Our longstanding relationships with a wide range of carriers and shipping lines means we are ideally placed to get space on ships and find schedules on international carriers 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 supports you in managing freight costs and shipment times.

Non-Containerized Cargo and Project Cargo

From massive industrial machines to tricky over-sized components, Sumisho Global Logistics is your solution for a successful transport of any project cargo! Our experienced Project Cargo Team has the versatility and locally sourced shipping industry knowledge needed to develop secure plans that guarantee reliability around the globe. Let us help you get it there – safely and efficiently!

Vessel Chartering

Our comprehensive charter brokerage service at SGL provides customers an array of vessels for their bulk cargoes – no matter the destination. Let our international freight forwarding business teams guide you through any current or new trade lanes, as we specialize in ocean transportation and services for products such as steel (including steel coils, billets, pipes, and wire rod,) grain products, mineral sands, and much more! Additionally, with direct contact to chemical tanker owners throughout the world, facilitating import/export of liquid chemical shipments is a breeze. We promise smooth operation every time when it comes to your shipping needs!

Marine Insurance

Prudence requires you safeguard your products on their journey to the marketplace. By harnessing our collective companies, Sumisho Global Logistics can provide clients with access to cost-effective marine insurance coverage – giving them peace of mind as they voyage towards success!

Job-Site Attendance

Sumisho Global Logistics is an expert in on-site attending services, and we can handle the complex tasks that come with it. Whether you need a vessel discharged or to coordinate railcar movement within tight deadlines — this entire process is our specialty! Trust us for your job site attendance needs; let’s make sure each operation runs smoothly.

Other Services

Sumisho Global Logistics is here to provide guidance and expertise on the ever-changing international documentation and compliance with global trade regulations. Our staff of professionals are committed to helping protect your business from potential fines or penalties so you can focus on what really matters – growing your company! Let us assist with navigating through all the relevant shipping documents and other complex paperwork, giving you peace of mind in knowing that no details will be missed.

Make The Oceans Your Ally With SGL USA

Our global presence and expertise, combined with a partnership network as vast as the ocean itself allows SGL to offer the best and most reliable service in international ocean freight. Our team is experienced in handling a wide variety of goods, and our technology solutions, including innovative software for NVOCCs, provide optimal visibility and safety during transit at all times. Our process guarantees your shipment will arrive safe and sound each time, no matter its destination or how many miles away it may be. Investing in us as your shipping company means investing in quality and trustworthiness. We lower the risks of doing business on an international scale with the best practices for secure international shipping that we bring to the industry. Let go of all the guesswork by trusting SGL to be your NVOCC and freight forwarders – Request a quote today to get started on effortless, efficient ocean transportation services!


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