Sefco Export Management Company, Inc.
international freight forwarding and shipping services
- Fill out our shippers letter of instructions
(signed) and scan/email or fax it to us.
Main Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sefco's Main Fax: 718-732-2863
- ID required
For individuals - copy of Passport photo page and passport #
For Corporations - Company EIN tax ID #
This info is required for the EEI export declaration filing with US Customs.
- Please forward into us a scanned copy of the title for any vehicles to be shipped.
Originals must accompany the cargo to the port, look for formal instructions with your booking confirmation.
- Payment record:
Full amount as stated on the rate quote
+ any additional for insurance.
US commercial exports: US customs at some ports will require that the bill of sale be notarized.
Send us a scanned copy of all such documents, and HOLD ONTO the originals pending further instructions
Originals normally accompany the cargo to the port of export for handing in to US Customs at the port of loading.
- If the auto, boat or other equipment was purchased second hand,
then provide copies of the bill
of sale / commercial invoice to the unit.
- For agricultual &
heavy equipment, bill of sale/commercial invoice will be
US importers: Additional documents will be required in advance of receipt of cargo, including
signed, dated ISF importer security filing form; POA power of attorney for Sefco's designated US Customs broker.
Shipper/consignee/importers have the option to select their own US Customs broker for the US entry/clearance process.
Some US import clearance forms are accessible on our web site. Please review and follow our instructions.
Please see: www.sefco-export.com/import/isf.htm
For Companies located outside the United States
Banking details for international wires (incoming payment only)
Established Sefco accounts will be provided detailed instructions on how to pay.
Regarding banking details > Due to security reasons, this information is not provided to unknown companies or individuals.
Any new request from a company without a previous Sefco booking will require full and verifiable identification: www.sefco-export.com/shipping/real_ID_shippers.htm
This can be done through either:
Its easy. Its secure. Its free to use.
A new customer can make a down-payment on a Sefco quotation
and use either of these online systems to pay the balance when due.
Kindly send in your payment (quotation amount in full, if going in less than 30 days)
or pre-shipment deposit (50% of quotation total /or deposit amount specified on quote)
at same time as when you send in the SLI/contract information.
This will expedite the processing of your request.
PAY BY DIRECT DEPOSIT
"Direct Deposit" is done by going to a local CHASE bank branch and paying through the teller.
If you are in a rush, this is the fastest way to make payment.
works well if you are in a US location served by JP Morgan Chase Bank.
For details please click here: www.sefco-export.com/payment/directdeposit.htm
A completed SLI and ID must be on file with Sefco, to use this option. This is the quickest payment option
(no banking fees).
PAY BY CHECK
"BILL PAY" SERVICE through your own bank
If you are not in a rush, an excellent way to send in your deposit/retainer or quote payment,
is by using your bank's BILL PAY service.
JP Morgan Chase Bank, the Bank of America and many other major banks hav this service. It's secure, pretty easy to set up, done online.
Make payment to: Sefco Export Management Company, Inc.
Send payment to: 909 Third Avenue - No. 7299, New York, New York 10150 USA
Safe and secure payment. When using your banks "bill pay" service, no one gets to see your actual personal check, containing your checking account number or Bank ABA number.
These days, using business or personal checks that can easily be copied and reproduced is dangerous.
Bank fraud is widespread and there exists criminal rings that can take your information to print phony checks.
Stay away from revealing such information, and we recommend to use your banks "BILL PAY" service if you want to send a check-payment.
FOR EXPEDITED HANDLING
Please know that it usually takes a week for a check to arrive in the mail, when processed using most US bank "Bill Pay" services.
So it's not for urgent matters. But you save $ by eliminating bank wire fees.
For more info about Bank of America's BOA "Bill Pay" service,
For our consumer alert concerning fraudulent check scams, [click here]
SEND PAYMENT VIA: FEDEX courier, UPS, DHL, USPS
The best method for sending a check payment to Sefco, is via FedEx.
To expedite processing of new bookings, send us a scan of the check via email
along with the FedEx tracking number.
Also Ok to use UPS / DHL / or regular mail (for non-urgent matters)
Sefco Export Management Company, Inc.
909 Third Avenue - No. 7299, New York, New York 10150 USA
attn: Joseph Quinn/Bookings Dept.
Main Tel # 718-268-6233
ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS
BANK OF AMERICA
The payor will need to have an existing US Bank account to process.
This "BOA" online payment method is good for Commercial Cargo Acounts with repeat orders.
NEW ACCOUNT SET-UP is EASY as 1 - 2 - 3
1) Give us your name, email address, and tell us you want to go ahead with a Sefco quote.
2) Sefco can create a new customer account in our online banking invoice/payment system.
(This works for individuals as well as for companies).
You will receive an email with a Sefco proforma invoice from the Bank of America.
This is generated by the BANK OF AMERICA (BOA) online payment system.
The proforma invoice is based on your selected Sefco Export quotation.
Attached to the invoice will be the easy "Quick Start" instructions from the Bank of America.
This Sefco/BOA invoice allows the new account
to pay online using the secure BOA online payment center.
How it works...
It takes a couple minutes to sign up for the first time, and depending on the day its done
can usually take one or two business days to activate (although sometimes quicker/same day).
Two small test payments are sent by the Bank of America, to your bank account, to confirm its a valid account and to confirm the connection.
You see the two small payments appear in your account, and you enter these payment amounts online at the BOA bill payment enter.
Once the new account has been set up and activated, customers can use this online Bank of America system make any additional payments.
This is useful for clients that prefer to make a down payment, with the balance paid by/or before time of actual shipment. Marine insurance and any other services can be invoiced/paid using this system.
3) The new account makes the first payment using the BOA system.
Within minutes - SEFCO receives an email confirmation from the Bank that a payment has been submitted.
|IT LOOKS LIKE THIS...
From: Customer or Company Name / email@example.com
Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Payment notice for invoice # EX02282012EXPORT
You have been sent an electronic payment in the amount
of 000.00 USD. This payment is for invoice EX02282012EXPORT.
If you have questions regarding this payment, please
call Customers Name at TEL No. for assistance.
More info about Paying Invoices via Bank of America Online Payment Center
Once Sefco's accounting department receives the bank notification of payment,
your new booking request will be formally submitted to the designated ocean carrier.
Any origin services can be set-up with the service providers and confirmed in writing.
Please observe these steps and protocols, to facilitate proper handling and smooth processing.
Please be aware of SECURITY PROTOCOLS necessary for international shipments...
First time shippers with no previous EEI export declarations already in the system,
will need to be patient so that the normal required security checks and export documents can be processed.
Every new shipper with cargo that needs export clearances and an EEI Export Declaration (for any cargo valued at over USD 2500.00) must have their name
checked against the OFAC/SDN list maintained by the US Treasury Department , which is a security requirement for every export from the USA.
Repeat shippers/consignees can have export documents generated in usually one to two business days.
See our web site for further information on OFAC security checks.
[More info: security protocols]
Credit cards can not be used for ocean shipments.
We can help you get things moving.
please type in your details on all required fields and remember to SIGN at bottom
check the box showing how payment is being sent (online, check, bank wire, other)
Upon receipt of signed/completed SLI paperwork along with proper ID,
and receipt of payment - your booking request will be processed.
A copy of further instructions will follow via email.
Action on transfers showing as "pending" will need to wait for confirmation
that the payment has gone through successfully.
SEFCO EXPORT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.
CORPORATION BASED IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK USA
Administration: Forest Hills NYC
Trade Meetings/Working Group: Midtown Manhattan
Cargo Handling Stations / Receiving terminals:
specific address/locations confirmed in writing with each new booking.
Agent Locations Worldwide - Japan, UK, EU, Australia-NZ, Brazil
Contact us: SEFCO EXPORT