Our Services

Global Leader in LCL Ocean Freight Consolidation

Vanguard moves shipments of all sizes all around the world. And we do it in the most efficient ways that fit the needs and priorities of each customer, even each shipment. We have more than four decades of experience in LCL ocean freight, so we know precisely how to maximize space to achieve the most efficient and fastest-possible ocean shipping.

But our services aren’t limited to LCL or even to ocean freight. In addition to providing a range of defined services, we draw on our deep expertise in international shipping, our unrivalled global network and partnerships, and our proven processes to deliver door-to-door total shipping solutions. Our services rely on standard global processes and incorporate industry-leading IT to give you increased visibility, predictability, and assurance.

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As the world’s premier LCL operator with a worldwide proprietary network, we have a truly global, hands-on presence. We offer comprehensive neutral airfreight capability at our trademark level of service.

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CFS & Warehouse

Vanguard has more owned and directly operated CFS and warehouse locations than any other NVOCC. The global network of facilities is a key element of our world-class LCL service offering, forms a central plank in our expertise in handling hazardous cargo, and allows us to offer a full range of value-added services.

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Customs Services

International shipping does not stop at transportation, but requires deep local expertise of customs. We partner to manage customs documentation, compliance and processes – whether that is your preferred broker or one from our own network. Whatever requirement or jurisdiction. We get it done.

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Full Container Load (FCL) Ocean Freight

While we’re renowned for our expertise in LCL, we’ll apply the same knowledge and experience to your FCL too.

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Hazardous Cargo

When it comes to transporting dangerous goods, Vanguard’s global controlled network of owned and managed facilities is of more value than ever. Combined with the expertise of a world-class in-depth hazardous team, this infrastructure allows Vanguard to deliver faultless process and regulatory compliance. As a result, we are the go-to partner for a variety of freight forwarders and chemicals companies when it comes to LCL hazardous cargo ocean transport.

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Inland Solutions

Our strong road capabilities allow us to provide seamless, door-to-door shipments for seagoing cargo and offer stand-alone LTL solutions for domestic use in America and Europe.

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IPI & Gateway

As a leading neutral non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC) with a larger owned network than any other provider, Vanguard is ideally placed to offer fully-integrated IPI and Gateway programs to support global ocean freight consolidation services. These unique capabilities allow us to optimize inland costs for our customers to an unparalleled degree.

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LCL Consolidation

By its nature, LCL is something of a jigsaw, with many pieces to the puzzle. It calls for expertise, agility, and a can-do team of people. A giant network helps too. Our vast web of own-managed facilities and trusted partner carriers gives us control of your shipment from seamless end to end.

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Technology Solutions

Digital solutions are core to what we do because they give you the best value for your shipment. They make life streamline and time efficient, creating real cost savings that we pass onto you.

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Ease of Doing Business

From our deep expertise in international shipping, to the world’s most reliable dedicated ocean shipping network, to our proven global practices and industry-leading IT, Vanguard has everything it takes to make shipping easy.

You get world-class efficiency, reliability, visibility, and lower costs—all delivered by friendly local experts. Nothing could be easier than that.

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