Our global connections and knowledge of worldwide ports and customs have enabled American Shipping and Chartering to successfully arrange shipments of project cargoes worldwide. Our emphasis continues on maintaining our well-established reputation in the trans-Atlantic trade from the U.S. and Mexico to the C.I.S. (including the Russian Federation), continental European ports including the United Kingdom and vice versa. In addition, we are positioned to provide project cargo management activities in West Coast South American ports.

Since its foundation over 22 years ago, we have been fortunate to become associated with several leaders in the field of Project Cargo Transportation. We feel this is directly attributed to the experience of our personnel and our belief that we are responsible for our owner’s performance and that the service they provide is a direct reflection on ASC. Project Cargo Management entails the ability to coordinate, expedite and monitor shipments from all over the world to a particular job site meeting specific deadlines.

Successful management of project cargo activities requires the ability to be both flexible and versatile. As project cargo planning is usually in effect months in advance American Shipping and Chartering’s Project Cargo department believes in being involved in the planning stages. By taking a pro-active role in the planning or production stages of a project the Project Cargo department can assist to ensure that ocean and transportation activities can occur in a safe and economical manner.

Some of the services ASC routinely provides to accomplish this are:

  • Expediting orders placed by the Client to worldwide vendors
  • Coordinating shipping documents and insuring they are prepared to the Client’s specifications
  • Preparation of Cargo reports detailing the status of all orders encompassed by the project
  • "Marrying" together cargo from various points (domestic and worldwide), sometimes using multiple modes of transportation, to arrive at the destination at the same time
  • Arranging customs clearance and delivery for export and import of cargo from the point of origin and at the port of delivery
  • Centralized billing of all transportation costs
  • Communication with all concerned parties

From booking space with regular services to part and full charters, we style the means of transport to the cargo offered, reaping economies for the shipper. On-site supervision at key times before and during the movement to destination is standard to ensure cargo handlers benefit from instructions and customers are kept informed of developments.

For more information or for Project Cargo assistance contact:

American Shipping and Chartering
11451 Katy Fwy, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77079