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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

  • 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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"For the 28th consecutive year ... recommending Universal Logistics as the international freight forwarder and customs broker"

Book and Periodical Council

April 10, 2023

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