International Freight Forwarding and Logistics Since 1974

Ocean Freight | Air Freight | Warehousing and Project Cargo | Import Customs Clearance | Overseas Car Shipping


Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, American Export Lines is a full-service freight forwarder licensed by the FMC as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary NVOCC (Org# 002469) and by IATA/CNS (CNS# 01134480012) as an Indirect Air Carrier, providing complete international freight forwarding and logistics services, including: ocean freight, air freight, 3PL warehousing, intermodal and trucking logistics, import customs clearance, cargo insurance and other value added logistics services.

We handle IMPORTS AND EXPORTS door to door and have a network of reliable agents throughout the world. We are experienced in heavy lift and project cargo logistics as well. As a member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), Los Angeles Customs Broker & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA), WCA, and the California Trucking Association, we are an active forwarder in the international trade and logistics community. Our diverse range of expertise also comes with a diverse set of employees who speak multiple languages including: Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Farsi, French, Spanish, Tagalog, and Hebrew.


Our Services:
Ocean Freight (FCL, LCL, Flat Racks, Open Tops, Reefer/Refrigerated, Out of Gauge)
Air Freight
3PL Warehousing, Intermodal and Trucking Logistics
Import Customs Clearance
Insurance for International Cargo
Hazardous Goods Shipping / Dangerous Goods Shipping (ICAO and IMDG certified) 


Request a Quote or Call Us (800 874 4748 | +1 310 523 2300 Ext. 192) to ship today.