International Logistics

While doing business overseas offers wide-open potential for new markets, new sources and cost savings that matter, legal hurdles often get in the way. Helping you navigate complex regulations is a first step in the successful product journey that we’re here to provide—on-time, intact and on-budget.

  • U.S. government logistics
  • Oil and energy
  • Power generation
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical, medical and biomedical
  • Humanitarian assistance
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Our experience clears
the way

Suddath® works on your behalf to clear and deliver your products overseas using U.S. flag ocean or air transportation. We’ve been a global logistics partner since 1969, and a transportation management company for almost twice as long. The combined experience in international regulations and freight forwarding logistics lets us manage as much of the process as you need.

Our job is not just getting your shipments to worldwide logistics destinations, but minimizing taxes and duties wherever possible to expedite your product journey from established markets to new, emerging markets in Asia and Africa.


A world of capabilities, tailored to your budget

Some organizations look to us for end-to-end international supply chain solutions, while others have a robust process in place but need to fill certain gaps. We tailor a menu of services to fit your needs, and can scale up or down to keep ahead of the pace of your business. Strategic worldwide logistics solutions we offer include:

  • Supply chain management and assessment
  • Project planning, scheduling and implementation
  • Compliance with export regulations 
  • Federal customs clearance
  • Legalization, consular and export documentation
  • Insurance
  • Management reporting
  • Rate analysis and negotiation
  • Inventory control
Cargo Status Tracking

International logistics is as much about expert guidance as it is about hands-on skill, supported by teams, systems and equipment. Other services we can provide include:

  • Destination delivery
  • Warehouse and transportation management 
  • Pick-up/drayage
  • Export packing and crating
  • Cargo receipt and inspection
  • Bar coding, kitting, assembly and testing
  • Rigging and heavy lifts

When we’re working with your assets, your timelines and your budget, it’s also crucial to work seamlessly with your systems, and give you full visibility into the process. Our web-based shipment tracking and highly-flexible Ecommerce/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities offer you full transparency into your worldwide logistics activities.

The way we work

We assign a single Suddath point of contact as an extension of your team, working toward shared success. Expert multi-taskers and project managers, our consultants thrive on handling equipment from multiple vendors for multiple global logistics destinations. Along with on-time, intact, on-budget delivery, your satisfaction is the measure of our success. We continually apply metrics and repeated analysis to ensure we’re functioning effectively as a valued component in your supply chain.  

Wherever your product journey takes you, we can lead the way, or work with you side-by-side to get there. Contact us. We’d love to learn more about your business and talk about how we can help. 

Air Cargo and Ocean Freight

Suddath offers air and ocean freight solutions for time-critical air shipments, oversized machinery, cargo, third-country shipments, and outbound and inbound shipping.

  • Air imports and exports
  • Dedicated or partial air charters of any size
  • 20’- to 45’-high cube and refrigerated ocean containers
  • Open top containers and flat racks
  • LCL and FCL service
  • NVOCC services
  • Oversize/out-of-gauge
  • Breakbulk
  • Roll On/Roll Off 

High-Touch Global Logistics

High-touch logistics is about adding hands-on value—bringing detailed order fulfillment to shipping and transportation processes. One of the ways we apply special care is by supporting U.S. troops overseas, pulling boots of specific sizes and types from mass shipments to make sure they get to the right personnel in the right places. Prepping soldiers for unique climates and geographies is just one example where high-touch global logistics really makes a difference.

Meet the International Logistics Team

Bob Fruchterman

Senior Vice President, International Logistics

Bob helps organizations seize business opportunities on a global scale, helping them adapt import, export and ocean and air shipping expertise to meet customer demand. He specializes in managing commercial projects in the dynamic energy, mining and construction industries worldwide.

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