Sefco Account Profile:
We work for the person responsible for paying the charges, the decision-maker, principal/USPPI and owner/manufacturer of the commodity/product.
Requests for logistics trade support requires payment of a retainer for credit toward our time, effort and services.
New accounts must be prepared to remit a retainer, paid in advance of our sustained support services.
"Free" initial consultation/quotes/advice covers up to and not more than one hour staff time.
Sefco Export Management Company, Inc.
Commercial P/A purchasing agency services -
Commission a Feasibility Study
Basic benchmarks are set, before service is rendered.
Are you a known shipper or an established Sefco Export account?
Are you the Party of Principal Interest? [USPPI]
Is SEFCO billing a company?
New commercial logistics accounts require an initial deposit/retainer.
Your company EIN number is required to become an
established account / known shipper.
interested in working with our company on
commercial exports/imports, should provide full information including:
1) Your complete name, address, phone number, email address .
2) Exact location of cargo at point of origin (zip code/postal code)
3) Accurate commodity description including weight/measurement
4) Indication of when the cargo will be ready for shipment*
(*if not being shipped in the near term, approx. next 30-days, any rate will
be an estimate only subject to reconfirmation within 30-days of actual shipment.)
5) Become known.
If the shipper is
not a corporation with a Federal Tax EIN, Sefco will need the exporters/importers personal Social Security or Passport number
(including a legible photocopy or scanned copy of your passport).
All exports valued at over USD $2500 require a SED-shippers export declaration, including
the above information. Without complete details our company can not arrange shipping and can not provide
a rate confirmation.
Being "known" to our company does not necessarily mean that you are a officially designated and US Government approved "TSA Known Shipper".
Air cargo rate quotations are for "TSA Known Shippers" only.
Additional charges will apply to "unknown" air-shippers. For further information and links concerning transport security,
Sefco Export - Commercial Accounts - Form Downloads
COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS: DOWNLOAD OUR APPLICATION FOR SERVICE/CREDIT FORM
General Inquiries from non-established commercial accounts
If lacking any prior payment or payment history -
new inquiries will be attended to, on a first come first served basis.
For prompt service we recommend
sending in your initial retainer to engage our services.
Commercial Export Import Support Services
Are you a third party logistics company and are not the owner of the property to be shipped?
Do you need support with rates and routings? You will need to register with our company first, and send us your initial
retainer for service, before we can start working on your requests.
Please click here.
Logistics Trade support, minimum retainer: USD $ 450.00
Time/Effort - professional services - unless otherwise agreed, will be billed out on a basis of up to 15 min increments at the rate of $45/quarter hour.
Ask for an estimate of the time/loe level-of-efforted needed for your project. As a Federally licensed, bonded and insured service provider,
SEFCO dedicates time and professional attention to our base of paying customers. Initial consultation or quotation, allows for up to one hour SEFCO staff time/attention.
Consulting services (beyond any initial "free advice") include:
Hypothetical Calculations: Logistical Analysis and Design Input for Engineering
For manufacturers: services performed upon receipt of retainer - cost as agreed
Logistics Trade support:
Do you need help with specialized cargo such as RoRo service? Sefco Export is not a steamship line.
If you work for an nvocc/common carrier, forwarder or logistics provider, and you have cargo that needs to move,
unless you have a deposit/retainer on file with our company, we may be able to offer you general advice only.
The only way Sefco can handle an export consignment is upon receipt of a signed contract with a deposit.
All export documentation/handling, bookings, etc are to be done by our own in-house, US Government licensed and approved
freight forwardering department and designated operational partners.
If you need our expertise and guidance, please be sure to send in your initial retainer for service.
Attention prospective shippers / Sefco accounts:
Do you own the cargo?
If you are not the USPPI (principal) and are a third party - without final decision making authority and actual title/control over the cargo that needs to be shipped
- then new accounts (logistics companies) need to send in a retainer for service beyond one hours staff time total.
Companies that have already worked with SEFCO, are generally regarded as a returning account and we will try to be as flexible as possible to accomodate all.
Time constraints require a retainer for proper attention to be given to all other new requests.
Ro Ro Vessels
Charters, availability, spot rates for project cargo.
Import Warehousing and Distribution
Gateway Port Services - All US Coasts Served
Commercial Trade Management & Support Services
N e w A c c o u n t s
Credit Application required
Port Operations: Shippers/Consignees must establish credit with terminal operators
A 12% p/a purchasing agent service fee plus $ 150.00 flat documentation charge will apply
to accounts needing SEFCO to advance funds to any 3rd party service providers, including
port terminal operators. Refer to Sefco's purchasing service guide for details on our handling fee schedule.
To expedite the handling of cargo at US ports, established commercial shippers working with Sefco
are encouraged to complete and return their credit application(s) to the applicable port operators, and to send a copy
of the credit application to Sefco's accounting department.
As a service to our customers, a copy of the credit application form(s) required by terminal operators and other service providers will be sent via email
and in some cases, will be posted on our website, including:
Commercial Trade Management & Support Services
Established accounts (with deposit/payment received) get top priority attention.
Sefco gets paid for what we do. Therefore...
Our customers come first, and we look after their best interests.
This is what is expected of us,
and we deliver.
If you need something done or answered "now" - please
be sure to FedEx your deposit to our main office in Forest Hills, NYC USA.
Information requests for commercial projects that may or may not occur, far into the future (i.e., 6 months to a year +) have to wait their turn - unless you are already an established Sefco account with a
payment on record.
Our existing / established customers have our priority attention.
Please send in your initial deposit / payment, so we can properly service your account.
Requests for assistance and commercial rate confirmations from
uncertain prospects or unknown parties, may not receive the attention it
deserves unless a retainer or deposit is received.
Our Basic Policy for Commercial Inquiries from Unknown Parties
Any export/import shipper will need to become "known" by presenting Sefco with a copy of appropriate identification
(such as a copy of your passport or other ID).
We exercise caution and prudence in handling any such proprietary information.
Our company arranges international moves.
If cargo is going to cross over an international border, ownership is assigned to a true/responsible party.
Therefore it is going to become necessary - at some point - for the property owner to present such identification
(such as passport # or Social Security#).
In a nutshell: a "real" international shipment means there is need for real ID.
Without real ID, there is no shipment. We arrange overseas shipments.
This includes, but is not limited to, HHG/PE door to door moves.
Vehicle and heavy equipment moves. Special projects.
If Sefco does not arrange the export/import move directly,
we can work on projects for which a consultancy fee, retainer or deposit has been received, on a time basis.
Information and Guidance:
Sefco Export does not provide free research.
A proforma offer and agreement for paid consulting (R&D, special projects) can be furnished upon request.
For some details on our commercial consulting and purchasing services,
For free access to our informal advice
and for links to research customs duties, import regulations, etc.
COMMERCIAL INQUIRIES - ESTABLISHED ACCOUNTS - SERVICE OPTIONS
Consider hiring SEFCO EXPORT to provide for you an accurate report of all known costs
with routing advise, suggestions and other practical assistance.
Sefco Export Management Company, Inc.
COMMISSION A FEASIBILITY STUDY
examine and prepare
Consultacy Offers specify the staff tasked to any project,
estimated length of time required for the task, and any other estimated outside costs.
Rates for Feasibility Studies are based on the LOE "level of effort",
the estimated level of staff involvement and amount of time/effort required,
the use of the company's USG designated "QI qualified individual" time/resources,
the use of outside specialists/subcontractors, and cost of communications and supplies as may be deemed necessary.
All Consulting/Feasibility Study offers are subject to SEFCO's confidentiality agreement, a copy of which will be made available to our new accounts.
A non-refundable retainer is required before work can begin.
Sefco is engaged by written contract/agreement outlining the parameters of the task at hand.
Our default option for billing consulting services is by the hour. Refer to our online tos terms of service for further details.
Basic benchmarks are set, before work begins and service is rendered.
How you can become an established account? Work with us at least once. We'll send you further instructions!
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