Negotiating ocean freight contracts that specifically cater to your needs and budget is essential to the bottom line and smooth operations of your business and at USSA we can assist you with exactly that. Negotiating ocean freight and shipping contracts is no easy task. It’s important that you have extensive industry knowledge and are up to date with the latest global freight rate trends in order to secure the best possible rate for yourself. This is where being a member of a shipping association is helpful. The skilled and experienced members (at USSA that’s 25-years of experience) will contribute a broad variety of negotiating skills which will certainly stand in your favour.
Our shipping association is familiar with the ocean freight shipping process. We will be able to review all invoices, carrier contracts, bill of ladings, accounts and anything else that will affect your business. We will also ensure that we maintain good relationships with top carriers to ensure the safe delivery and handling of your consignment while saving you time and money.
Of course we will also ensure that you suffer / are exposed to minimal risk when shipping goods to customers. Suppliers are responsible for any damage or loss of goods while on route to their destination port. We keep that risk to a minimum, ensuring your peace of mind.
If you want to secure ocean freight contracts that work in the favour of your business, take the time to get in touch with us at USSA without delay. To become a member, simply check that you comply with our requirements and make an application. Applicant members must be voted in / accepted by two-thirds of our existing members. You will find a wide selection of ocean freight contract options and skilled negotiators at USSA. Contact us via email or telephone for more information and advice today.
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