Affordable Freight Services

For over twenty years Approved has provided world-class freight forwarding and logistics solutions at affordable rates. We understand no two shipments are the same, and strive to deliver personal and efficient services at competitive rates. Approved’s fast, flexible and smart transportation solutions have made us the freight forwarding and logistics company of choice. However, it is our affordable rates that keep customers coming back. Whatever your budget is, Approved is dedicated to providing a cost-effective solution to fit your freight and logistics needs.

Rates

We are proud to offer a variety of services at very competitive rates. For a shipment-specific quote or a client-specific rate, please call Customer Service at (800) 533-4826 or email a request to quotes@approvedforwarders.com.

For a shipment-specific quote, please have the following information ready:

  • Origin – City, State and Zip Code
  • Destination – City, State and Zip Code
  • Commodity (the more detail the better)
  • Number of pieces
  • Total weight (including packaging)
  • Dimensions of each piece – Length, Width, Height (including packaging)
  • Value
  • Special handling requirements, if any

For client-specific rates, please provide the following:

• Payment Type (Credit upon approval, check or credit card)
• Previous quarter’s average volumes in weight and cubic feet
• All commodities
• Any special requirements

Less than Container Load Ocean Freight Charges
We bill rates based on cubic feet and density. The cubic feet and density of a shipment are calculated with the following equations:

Cubic Feet = (length in inches) x (width in inches) x (height in inches) ÷ 1728

Density = Weight ÷ Cubic Feet

If your shipment is more than 45 lbs per cubic foot, a density factor is applied to rating charges. This means you will be billed for every multiple of 45 lbs rather than per cubic foot.

For example: if the shipment weighs 3,000 lbs and is 50 cubic feet, the density is 60 (3,000 ÷ 50). We then take the weight of 3,000 ÷ 45 which equals 66.7, and this becomes your billing factor. In this case, charges would be based on 67 units rather than 50 units.

Full Container Load Ocean Freight Charges
Ocean charges on Full Container Load Shipments are calculated on a per shipment, customer, or project basis. We can arrange door-to-door delivery of shipper-loaded containers anywhere in the U.S., or we can receive your freight at our Terminal and load it into your dedicated container.

Hazardous Materials
There are additional charges associated with moving hazardous shipments.

Pickup Services
Pickup charges are rated on a per shipment basis. We utilize different trucking companies across the U.S. to ensure the best service, fastest transit, and most competitive pricing. Pickup charges are rated differently from ocean freight charges. Trucking charges are based predominately on weight, commodity, and distance.

Destination Services

Delivery
Because we’re under the same ownership as Royal Hawaiian Movers and DeWitt Transportation Services of Guam, we’re able to offer much more competitive pricing and coverage, than other freight companies. Hawaii delivery charges are calculated based on zones, zip code, and size. Guam delivery charges are the same across the island.

Will Call
Will call service is available at each of our terminals, allowing you to pick up your freight from our warehouse. The charges for this service cover trucking from the destination port, unloading the freight, and pulling the shipment for pickup.

Container Spotting
We offer container spotting for a reduced price if your facility is capable of receiving and offloading shipping containers. This is a flat rate and includes our driver dropping the container and your facility and picking up when you are finished offloading.

Special Services
We also offer Military Delivery, White Glove Service, and Inside Delivery for additional fees.

Fuel Surcharges
Fuel surcharges are applied to the ocean freight charges and adjust to match the shipping line’s current fuel rates.

Air Freight
We offer airfreight service through our partners and can quote you on a per shipment basis.

Consolidation Projects
Rated on a per project basis.

Oversized Freight – Flat rack & Flat bed Services
Rated on a per shipment basis.

Warehousing & Distribution
Each of our Terminals can offer a variety of options for warehousing and distribution. For more information, please contact Customer Service.

Transportation Management
Our team of logistics professionals can provide rates and service for all modes of transportation throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico as well as to and from Hawaii and Guam. Contact our insidesales@approvedforwarders.com.