Customs Brokerage
& Forwarding

Your Precious Cargo.

Expertly managed by a team of customs specialists with 25+ years experience.

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 Navegate™ provides customs brokerage and freight forwarder services as agents of North Star World Trade Services, Inc. IATA 01-1-9580/0012. 

Our experts design compliance programs to help you skillfully manage your compliance with U.S. Customs, so you can reduce risks and streamline paperwork. A dedicated team handles all your global freight forwarding needs, from end to end, anywhere you ship around the globe.

Customs experts in the business for 25+ years

With 25+ years of experience, our customs experts help you take the hassle out of global shipping. We know what papers to file, can classify your freight correctly, help ensure your import security filings (ISF) are on time and complete, and more. And when everything changes, we’re already on it.

Share in our vast knowledge of customs

All our customs experts are U.S. Customs Licensed. In the United States and around the world, our extensive knowledge and long-standing relationships help your cargo move through customs fast. We take care to evaluate your situation, avoid common mistakes, and help you apply “reasonable care” to help you avoid delays and costly fines.

Skillfully Manage Your Import & Export Freight

A smart global forwarding plan plus our innovative technology can get your supply chain moving fast, proactively managing risks and saving you money. Our customs and compliance specialists know all the latest international laws, security measures and shipping regulations, so you maintain a fast, effective flow of import and export goods.

Smart Software that Sees You Through

Our cloud-based logistics software keeps all your documents and decisions in one place, so you know exactly where your freight is, anywhere in the world. Your customized dashboard gives you full visibility to ETAs, deliveries, customs release status, ISF tracking, and more–all in real time–ensuring you can proactively manage situations, before they delay your cargo and cost you money. Put our powerful, secure technology to work for your global freight forwarding, and soon you’ll see your supply chain moving faster and smarter than ever. All with the peace of mind that comes with full control.

Expert customs services for your peace of mind

With 45+ years of experience in global logistics, we help speed your freight to and from anywhere in the world. Our customs specialists know the importance of your security and accountability for all your customs and freight forwarding needs, so you can relax and focus on running your business.

Freight & Customs Brokerage

Navegate, as agents of North Star World Trade Services, Inc., IATA 01-1-9580/0012, offers customs brokerage capabilities at all U.S. customs ports, special training on the latest regulation changes, full freight forwarding services, plus a full suite of services including bonds, insurance, distribution, foreign trade zone, warehousing and customs drawback, and more.

Customs Bonded warehouses & freight stations

Get quicker devanning and improved access to capacity for import freight with our Customs Bonded warehouses and authorized container freight stations. Access distribution services, safe storage, transloading and more.

Customs filing & compliance

Everything you need for smooth sailing through customs, including assistance with import and export filings, ISF filings, import bond preparation and maintenance, and more. Navegate also helps manage provisions on container devanning and X-ray examination for held cargo.

Full NVOCC service*

Use our NVOCC contracts to get easy access to both FCL and LCL capacity, so your freight can keep moving, avoiding unnecessary warehousing or other costly delays.
(*) Navegate provides NVOCC and ocean freight forwarder services as agents of North Star World Trade Services, Inc. FMC No. 2297NF

Distribution services worldwide

Let us handle all your distribution needs, including crating, packaging, consolidating and transloading, deconsolidating, legalization and fumigation, and more, anywhere in the world.

Online tools for filings and documentation

Get paperless release for your export cargo, automated AES filing, shippers letter of instruction, certificates of origin, packing lists, commercial invoices, and more. All held securely in Navegate’s powerful technology, so you can stay on top of your supply chain, 24/7.

“Letter of credit” negotiation

Get worldwide banking assistance to make sure your “letter of credit” is ready, so you can receive prompt payment for your cargo.

Hazardous cargo team

Our specialists will help you handle your most sensitive shipments with care, no matter the mode, anywhere in the world.


We know customs and forwarding. We’d like to get to know you.

As a business in a growing or competitive industry, it’s critical you maintain a steady flow of import and export goods to manage your production and inventory. We’re here and ready to help you create solid plans for your global forwarding, so you can continually improve speed and efficiency all along your supply chain.