About Us

When it comes to shipping internationally, the job isn't done until customs is properly cleared and freight is delivered to the importer. That's why Mitsubishi Logistics America Corporation (MLA) offers customs brokerage along with our freight forwarding services. We clear customs for our clients across the US. Our customs compliance coordinators are trained to comply with all applicable rules of the multiple government agencies regulating our nation's imports, including FDA, FCC, USDA, EPA and Fish & Wildlife. All import entries are audited by licensed customs brokers with experience clearing a wide range of commodities including food, steel, textiles, pesticides, medical devices and military equipment.

Importers are responsible to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the details of all their ocean import shipments 24 hrs before freight is laden on board. Our brokerage operations transmit Importer Security Filings (ISF) on behalf of our importers to comply with that responsibility and minimize any delays caused by CBP's security concerns.

Our brokerage operations are full service and can help you with your customs bonds, ruling requests and duty drawback.

Air Import Services

  • Fast reliable freight recovery from the airlines.
  • On-going effort to establish a true security culture, and manage freight security through our global incident reporting structure to determine root cause and develop corrective action processes.
  • Customs- Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • MLA handles more than 20,000 filings (Customs Entries, RLF) per year from a complete menu of brokerage services.
  • Close working relations with Other Government Agencies (OGA's) such as FDA, FCC, DOT, F & W, etc.

Air Export Services

When goods need to be moved in the quickest possible transit time, MLA has the knowledgeable staff to meet your needs. Freight is placed on the first flight out and receives priority service, through to the destination airport and beyond.

Other Airfreight Services Other Airfreight Services

Multimodal Freight Transport (Sea/Air) Heavy Lift Air Freight
Perishable Goods Logistics Dangerous Goods Handling
Aircraft Charters Cargo Insurance
Fast and Flexible Door-to-Door Freight Solutions  

Ocean Import Services

MLA's goal is to provide a seamless, Door to Door service for our clients, regardless of FCL, LCL, or Break Bulk Cargo. MLA provides all Ocean Import Logistics & Transportation services needed to ensure a complete operation (Confirmed Bookings from Overseas, ISF Filing, Shipment Tracking, Arrival Notices sent, U.S. Customs Clearance, Warehousing services if needed, Local Domestic Inland Trucking & Handling to our clients Door Destination on the U.S. side).

MLA is AMS Certified, and also a member of C-TPAT.

Being AMS Certified, all AMS data is transmitted from our relaible overseas agents (including our related companies), and provides a smooth operation. Our direct communications with our overseas agents, and pre-planning with our clients, provide clarity, and prevent confusion when shipments arrive at the U.S. ports.

MLA has great experiences and knowledge in all kinds of commodities such as automotive parts, steel products/material, medical products, various kinds of chemicals (Hazardous & also Non-Hazardous Chemicals), machinery, plastics /compounds, toy, paper & etc.

Ocean Export Services

MLA is a full service provider of ocean export services for all possible export needs. MLA is a fully licensed NVOCC and Freight Forwarder offering LCL, FCL, Break bulk, and Freight Forwarding services to all parts of the globe. MLA has extensive contracts with all the major ocean carriers and can offer many options to fulfill your specific transportation needs.


MLA can assist with exporting cargo originating in Canada & Mexico (Direct exports or bonded entry through the U.S. prior to export), including custom clearance at the border.

Project Cargo

MLA specializes in Project Cargo, including over-size and over-weight cargo. MLA can provide the turn key services for all major projects including dismantle, export packing, heavy haul trucking, terminal handling, ocean transport, destination delivery, and unpack / installation.

MLA's well-trained staff can handle all special requirement cargo (Hazardous, Refrigerated, & Government Regulated).


MLA's well trained staff is very experienced at handling special documentation requests (Letter of Credit, Carnet, Legalization, NAFTA, and Certificate of Origin). Through our global office network, MLA can also offer a full variety of services at destination (Customs Clearance, FCL Deconsolidation, short/long term storage, and Door Delivery) to meet our customers' requirements.

Terms and Conditions

All services and transactions are subject to our Terms & Conditions of Service. Our liability is limited to the extent provided by law or our bills of lading, if issued or $50.00 per shipment.

Importers responsibility for duty payment:
If you are the importer of record, payment to the broker will not relieve you of liability for customs charges (duties, taxes, or other debts owed CBP) in the event the charges are not paid by the broker.
Therefore, if you pay by check, customs charges may be paid with a separate check payable to the "U.S. Customs and Border Protection" which will be delivered to CBP by the broker.

Bill Of Lading

Air Way Bill Terms and Conditions

Sea Waybill