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USA Services Overview
Operations began in the United States in Chicago in 1969; since that time, KWE USA has followed an aggressive growth program to become one of the most respected forwarders in the US recognized for our quality of service and dedication to building long term partnerships with our clients and suppliers. Today, KWE USA employs over 500 logistics professionals at 31 offices nationwide.
Through an extensive global network, KWE offers clients throughout the United States with complete end-to-end logistics services and distribution services across the globe, some of which include:
- International Air Forwarding (offering varying service levels from NFO to deferred, handling all commodities including oversized, perishable, restricted articles and dangerous goods)
- International Ocean Forwarding (FMC & NVOCC)
- Third Party Logistics Services (actively engaged in a variety of projects ranging from warehousing and distribution to inspection and repack to vendor managed inventory)
- Import Customs Brokerage & Compliance (offering comprehensive brokerage services, duty drawback and compliance consulting)
- Inland Cartage
- All manner of Specialized Industry Services
- From time to time and in order to meet extraordinary demand amidst general shortage of available capacity, Kintetsu World Express provides direct chartered flight services from major origins in Asia to our Los Angeles and Chicago Gateways.
KWE USA’s operations, facilities, and personnel comply with federal and international Certification Standards recognized in the global logistics industry for quality and security. Our company is internally and externally audited on a periodic basis to ensure that these standards are consistently met.
Inbound Gateway Solutions
Los Angeles Gateway Services
The convergence of global supply chains to Los Angeles makes the air and ocean port complex an essential but challenging gateway hub for all industries, as peak seasons and unforeseen events can potentially worsen transit time and cargo rates.
To combat these possible issues, KWE utilizes its strategic assets in Los Angeles to provide direct on-forwarding services to the entire North American region. With a Container Freight Station located inside the airport, in-house customs and compliance, and control towers only ten minutes away, optimum visibility, handling, and warehousing services for shipments are ensured as they make their way to destinations in Western, Southern and Southeastern states, Mexico, and even Latin America.
- LAX Transpacific Inbound Gateway Service.pdf
- LAX-Gateway to USA Shuttle v1.2.pdf
- LAX Gateway to MEX Air and Truck.pdf
Shuttle from Los Angeles:
- Eastbound shuttles to El Paso, Dallas, Laredo and Atlanta.
- Northbound truck shuttles to San Francisco and more
- Southbound in-bond air and truck shuttles to Mexico and Guadalajara
Chicago Gateway Services
Similarly, complementary to its regularly scheduled block space agreements or supplementary ad hoc charters from major origins throughout Asia, KWE provides regular shuttle services from our ORD gateway into the Midwest, Southeast, Northeastern US and Toronto, Canada.
KWE charter services are CLEAN & SIMPLE - for ease of mind, even in changing times.
- on-going: PVG-JFK-PVG Starting 12 MAR 2022.pdf
Import Customs Brokerage and Compliance
Kintetsu World Express (USA), Inc., began providing Customs Brokerage services in 1989. Since that time, KWE has become a 'Best in Class' service provider meeting and often time exceeding client expectations. Whether it is timely clearance and delivery services; ad hoc customized reporting, or event driven notifications from our Unified Freight System, KWE has a service geared towards your every need.
KWE's Gateway Clearance centers are conveniently located near the largest ocean ports and airports and provide comprehensive Customs Brokerage services to our clients through our network of 35 branches within the United States. Offering full service Customs Brokerage, inclusive of, but not limited to, direct or HUB centralized Customs clearance processing, RLF processing, outport service processing, ISF filing, duty drawback, binding ruling services, as well as a host of comprehensive high level Customs and other regulatory agency compliance service projects, KWE is more than just a broker that clears shipments.
KWE's Corporate Trade & Compliance Group, an autonomous department reporting directly to the President of KWEUSA and the Board of Directors has been established to ensure the highest level of regulatory compliance for KWE and our clients. As a matter of record, over the years, KWE has historically maintained 100% compliance in the Letter of the Law category, and consistently scored better than 96% in Major Transaction Discrepancy measurements by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
KWE has also led the industry by establishing internal continuing education programs that require KWE's employees to maintain a specified number of credit hours per year. This same educational platform has also been used to extend our educational capabilities directly to our clients where changes in the regulatory environment and trade marketplace have necessitated client educational outreach programs be developed and deployed.
KWE places a high value on ensuring that our staff and our clients receive the right training and information, at the right place and at the right time. In this regard, KWE has also led the industry by establishing internal continuing education programs that require KWE's employees to maintain a specified number of credit hours per year. This same educational platform has also been used to extend our educational capabilities directly to our clients where changes in the regulatory environment and trade marketplace have necessitated client educational outreach programs be developed and deployed.
So, when you need more than 'just a broker' think of Kintetsu World Express (USA), Inc., because anyone can clear or deliver your shipment, but it takes a real Customs House Broker to represent and provide for your needs to allow you to compete in today's market.
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