Trans-Overseas was founded as a U.S. Customs Broker on September 1, 1978, following the license approval by the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Customs. The initial operation of the company was focused on providing our valued customers with a high standard of import services that lead to the rapid growth of the company.
Our first expansion occurred in 1980 when a license was acquired from IATA to export airfreight shipments and this was soon followed by approval from the Federal Maritime Commission to become a foreign freight forwarder.
To accommodate our commitment to exceed the service needs of our clientele and allow for future growth, a new facility was built in 1985 to house our operations on 10 acres of land near Detroit Metro Airport.
This facility, with over 77,000 square feet of available warehouse space and 4 acres of outdoor storage space now includes a Foreign Trade Zone, US Customs Bonded Warehouse (Class 3and 8) for General Order cargo, Container Freight Station, a US Customs Devanning Station for intensive CBP/PGA examinations, and complete boxing and crating facilities.
To demonstrate our commitment to the future of our industry, considerable investment has been made over the decades to fully computerize our operations with the use of Enterprise Information Systems and onsite server-based storage. These systems are continually refined, integrated and upgraded so we are fully equipped to take on the challenges of a changing industry, be competitive in our pricing and provide the standards of service our clients expect and deserve. As we transition to web-based information systems to further enhance our information technology systems, our goal is to provide increased visibility and more responsive services to our customers in a real-time and secure environment.