List of Shipping Companies in USA

The United States is a federal republic and is one of the developed countries of the world. The geographical condition in the country is extremely diverse across its length and breadth. USA has a wide network providing transporting systems and is well connected by road, rail and air. Its maritime transport system is also very efficient and a large bulk of cargo is transported by ships to various parts of the world. The major part of the water transport system is used for transportation of freight. There are many boating services provided for pleasure purposes like fishing. Passenger services are also made available to those who need to commute from one island or state

Shipping services are offered by various shipping companies in USA from its numerous ports and harbors located in the country. The transportation services offered by the shipping industry include:

  • Cargo Shipping Services
  • Freight Shipping Services
  • Chemical tankers
  • Petroleum tankers
  • Refrigerated shipping services
  • Vehicle carriers services
  • Roll off / Roll on Services

With more than 40, 000 kilometers of navigable waterways, USA has a number of fleets on which trading is carried out, but the foreign are not allowed to trade in the US. Therefore, any type of trading between foreign countries and US must take place on US flagged ships.

Shipping routes are basically flagged off from the major seaports in the USA. On the east coast is the New York port, the Gulf coast in New Orleans and Houston, and on the West coast is Los Angeles. There are some important shipping routes like the Great Lakes Waterways, Mississippi River System, and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Shipping costs are as per the rates decided upon by the shipping authorities worldwide and the organizations for world trade. Most shipping companies have their websites from where the tariff can be seen.  

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