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BookFreight

Industry-leading freight and customs brokerage services for the Book Industry.

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Introducing BookFreight, the total logistics solution for the book industry, available exclusively within Canada from Universal Logistics.

Universal Logistics is a founding member and the sole Canadian representative of BookFreight, a key competitive advantage because it gives our clients, including many of the world’s major publishers, printers and retailers, access to a worldwide network of freight forwarders with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, UK and USA.

What logistics service is right for your book business?

  • Freight experts, based in London, New York, Hong Kong and Toronto, who can help you cut freight costs and optimize transit times by tightly controlling shipments and working closely with major printers and distribution centers in Europe, Asia and North America
  • Fastest books-to-shelf transit time
  • Proven ability to handle the unique and highly time-sensitive freight shipping needs of over 100 book publishing businesses
  • Book & Periodical Council’s (BPC) recommended customs broker and international freight forwarder since 1995; associate member of the BPC
  • Customs brokerage services for over 75 years and international freight services for over 55 years, an unmatched track record achieved by consistently providing the most reliable service, fastest transit times and competitive pricing
  • Canadian and U.S. customs clearances and daily truck freight services between Canada and the United States, the ideal one-stop solution for the largest publishers, printers and retailers
  • Value-added consulting, including highly specialized expertise on how to handle Customs’ audits of book publishers
  • Regular participation in book publishing events, such as major book fairs in New York, London, Frankfurt and Bologna
  • Seminars on customs brokerage and freight, focusing specifically on book publishing challenges and opportunities

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  • Weekly import (ocean & air) consolidation services from the UK since 1969, created at the request of the book industry
  • Weekly import (ocean & air) consolidation services from Hong Kong and Shenzhen
  • Weekly ocean export consolidation services to UK, Europe and Asia
  • Ocean & air consolidation services from key printing centers, including China, Singapore, Italy, Australia, Germany, Spain and France
  • Daily truck freight services to and from all major book sources in eastern and western Canada and multiple U.S. States, including Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
  • Canadian and U.S. customs clearance services

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A “transshipment” occurs each time your freight is moved from one container to another, or from one vessel to another during the shipment’s journey.

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