Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2013
Among the premier shipping and warehousing service providers that many smaller and larger companies around the world rely on, Hawthorne Global is proud to announce that the company has received its NVOCC license. This new license offers its customers with an even more affordable and effective way to import and export goods on a global scale, further establishing Hawthorne Global as one of the premier Freight Forwarder Companies in Houston, Texas.
What Is An NVOCC License?
An NVOCC is a non-vessel-operating common carrier as determined by the Federal Maritime Commission. One of this commission’s many responsibilities involves monitoring and enforcing compliance of the Shipping Act of 1984 and the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998. Both of these pro-market shipping regulations were designed to deregulate the industry in favor of improved trade and commerce, but shipping tariffs were still in place for many cargo carriers. In May of 2010, the Federal Maritime Commission announced an NPR, or notice of proposed rule-making, that provided a tariff exemption to those cargo carriers who were classified as a licensed NVOCC. This exemption is in place when a negotiated rate agreement between the shipper and the licensed NVOCC has been executed. While there are specific rules that must be met for this tariff exemption to stand, it provides the cargo carrier with the ability to pass savings from the tariff exemption onto its customers.
Complete Shipping Solutions
Hawthorne Global has established itself as a leader in import and export shipping over the years. In fact, for over 47 years, the company has provided companies with a convenient and simplified way to pass goods through customs and to ship goods to the desired destination. The company offers a full range of services to provide its customers with complete shipping solutions suitable for all of their needs. Customers can benefit from expert guidance and support as their products pass through customs, and this can ensure that goods are received at the intended destination on time. Hawthorne Global also provides an extensive network of freight forwarding services to meet its customers’ needs. In fact, through its ownership of United Shipping, it provides access to 105 forwarders in almost 80 countries around the globe. On-site representatives are available in each of these locations to provide customers with the personalized attention that shipments demand. The company also boasts over 70,000 square feet of warehouse space to provide space suitable for storage, repackaging and other tasks. To complete the task of shipping goods to their final destination, Hawthorne Global has partnered with Port Dispatch Services, Inc. to ensure safe, prompt delivery of goods to their final destination.
Companies that require international shipping services understand how crucial it is to find and work with the best shipping service provider available. For years, Hawthorne Global has been the premier choice that companies have relied on. Now that the company has received its NVOCC license, it adds even more value to its customers. Companies that are looking for a cost-effective, full-service solution for international shipping needs should contact Hawthorne Global today.
Hawthorne Global’s headquarters are located in Houston, Texas, where they are involved in customs brokering and logistics management for businesses at home and abroad who import, export or transfer goods in the course of daily operations and are in need of cost effective shipping solutions. For over 50 years, Hawthorne has served as the parent company to a host of subsidiary companies that support their freight forwarding, transporting and warehousing services.