Shipping and Logistics

  • Freight Forwarding
  • Logistics
  • Customs Brokers
  • Locations

Freight Forwarding

SSCS' professional team of experienced and qualified freight forwarders and customs coordinators deal with global import and export shipments on a daily basis. Organizing and monitoring the entire transport from A to Z, the SSCS freight team is always on the lookout for the best prices and sailing / flight options. SSCS ensures that all modes of transport interconnect seamlessly. A typical example might be a combination of sea freight and air cargo, or transport by train and truck. In addition we also take care of customs documentation. SSCS can take care of your waivers and origin documents, as well as providing you with the right insurance policies.

Sea Freight

SSCS has a global network of contacts with various global shipping companies where customers receive the best rates and opportunities. Specialists are positioned globally with a variety of specialties needed for any endeavor, depending on any environmental sensitivity.

Ground Transport

SSCS ground team handles transportation of goods by rail and road with an extensive network of services:

  • Less-than-truckload (LTL)
  • Full truck load (FTL)
  • Last mile
  • GPS Tracking
  • Documentation

Air Cargo

Through extensive experience with various types of cargo transport and various departures and destinations, SSCS provides safe and timely air transport at the best rates with full customs management. SSCS also manages the hand-off from air to rail or ground, manufacturing location, to distribution and end location.

  • Price and shipper efficiencies
  • Custom checking and preparation
  • Door-to-door delivery
  • Storage and distribution

Warehouse and Distribution

SSCS maintains facilities all over the world that facilitate warehousing and distribution for any customer. SSCS can store any amount almost anywhere in the world. Because SSCS is a global shipper with distribution and shipping contacts all over the world as well. ISO certified, SSCS offers the following warehousing services:

  • 3PL — 5PL services
  • Cross-dock logistics
  • Kitting
  • Real-time management
  • Intermodal transport

Customs Formalities

Import and export require many different types of documents with a variety of administration experience and understanding of the differences by country and product. In addition to the customs documentation, SSCS also provides the preparation of origin documentation. SSCS provides the following customs services:

  • Import and export declarations
  • Handling transport documents
  • Preparation and authentication of documents of origin
  • Preparation of waivers


Many international shipments use different modes of transport, such as a combination of rail freight, air cargo and sea freight. Considerations such as speed, the price of freight transport, the environment, and even local transportation infrastructures can play a role in the choice of shipping mode.


Logistics is a combination of many factors that can be boiled down to two main ingredients:

1) Project Freight Management: Equipped with highly qualified and experienced specialists within all aspects of project transportation, SSCS offers global door-to-door services with a goal is to achieve efficient and cost-effective individual transport solutions. Services include everything from door-to-door land transportation, intercontinental, temporary storage, packing, documentation, erection on site and all other services connected to project deliveries.

2) Feasibility Analysis: Both steps require many levels of planning and execution at complex levels. It's planning both the expected and unexpected risks with high degrees of studious planning, sourcing, and inventory preparation. SSCS prepares preliminary analysis, evaluates expenses and costs, component sourcing, and reviews all the data to execute the ideal end-to-end efficiency for a successful supply chain solution.

SMART Supply Chain Services considers each of these elements along with the knowledge that each project involves a unique set of criteria demanding individual solutions.

Project Freight Management

Identifying and plotting the risks of freight management requires experience and expertise. SSCS has worldwide experience to deliver customized solutions for worldwide freight management.

SSCS manages every step of logistics management:

  • Guaranteed delivery
  • Information supply and systems diversity
  • Transparent cost-analysis and logistics solutions
  • Consolidated, specific cargo solutions reducing costs
  • Inspection
  • Expediting
  • Out of gauge shipping
  • Chartering

Feasibility Analysis

SSCS continually studies and explores the best options for its customers on transport solutions, including warehouse and distribution options. Our global team of specialists provide insight into:

  • Transport and lift studies
  • Transport modality research
  • Storage and warehousing planning
  • Project execution optimization
  • Equipment purchasing
  • Risk analysis

Industry Expertise

SSCS has expertise in a wide variety of specific industries and can resource experts, globally, in any of its worldwide locations to determine ideal logistics scenarios for the most sensitive situations.

  • Semiconductor
  • Hi-tech
  • Retail
  • Medical
  • Energy
  • Aviation & aerospace
  • eCommerce
  • B2B

1pl - 5pl

From manufacturing logistics to fifth-party logistic services, SSCS can vertically integrate managed basic logistics and distribution to constructing a sophisticated, integrated logistics plan that best serves multiple customers.

  • 1pl – Contract Manufacturing / Factory Order Management
  • 2pl – Freight Forwarding & Customs Brokerage
  • 3pl – Worldwide Distribution facilities
  • 4pl – Strategically manage 3pl on behalf of the customer to package and deliver to end customers.
  • 5pl – Managing of the complete supply chain network from sourcing to production to delivery.

Custom Brokers

For decades, we've provided quality and affordable logistics services to a myriad of customers and partners. During that time, we've expanded from customs brokerage, courier and import services to NVOCC freight forwarding and have increased our global service footprint to Canada, Europe, Asia and Oceana, utilizing EDI services to automate and expedite shipping needs.

As a member of the world's largest independent freight network, we have the strength and reliability of over 7,200 partner offices in 191 countries, covering more than 843 cities and ports worldwide.

Administration & Security Initiatives

Through extensive experience with various types of cargo transport and various departures and destinations, SSCS ensures safe and timely air transport at the best rates with full customs management. SSCS also manages the hand-off from air to rail or ground, manufacturing location, to distribution and end location.

  • Cargo Insurance
  • Import Bonds
  • Special Permitting
  • Best practice consulting
  • C-TPAT, IACSSP & WCO Security Programs


SSCS handles drayage, including harbor container trucking, warehousing and distribution of product, which includes the following:

  • Local drayage
  • National drayage
  • Container stripping & stuffing
  • Palletization
  • Pick & pack

Shipping & Freight Forwarding

SSCS specializes in arranging shipping and storage, including tracking inland transportation, document prep, warehousing, booking cargo space and negotiating freight charges. This includes worldwide ocean and air freight forwarding and local, national, and over the border trucking.

  • LTL (Less than truck load)
  • FTL (Full truck load)
  • Flatbed, oversized and specialty loads
  • IPI (Inland Point Intermodal/Rail & Road)


When you partner with SMART Supply Chain Services, you are partnering with a company that has contacts and facilities around the globe to coordinate, manage, and pass the baton to the next partner in shipping and logistics. Every global partner represents a specific expertise or suite of experience and knowledge to move and expedite product from origin to final destination through the supply chain.

The Americas

  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Newark, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Jose, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
Latin America
  • Guadalajara, MX
  • Monterey, MX
  • Brazil


  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Beijing, China
  • Chengdu, China
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Penang, Malaysia


  • Shanghai, China
  • Shenzhen, China
  • Singapore
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Zhengzhou, China


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • London, England
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands