Crane Worldwide Logistics is a full-service customs broker in the United States.
As a licensed corporation, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), we assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing import and exports. Our team has experience in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise.
“The trade world is constantly changing and we need to be prepared to address these changes in a moment’s notice. Crane’s distinctive holistic approach to customs and trade not only focuses on its responsibility to act with a sense of urgency and attention to detail, but to also serve as your advocate in seeking opportunities within the regulatory framework, while improving trade compliance.”
Vice President Customs Brokerage & Trade Advisory
Alexandra Kleinschmidt is a licensed customs broker, certified customs specialist and has an experienced background in leadership roles covering customs brokerage, compliance, ocean product and sales. Throughout her career, she has lived in multiple continents and speaks four languages fluently bringing global experience to this leadership role. She is a graduate from Loyala and Tulane University.
As your Customs Broker and Remote Location Filer (RLF) in the United States, we operate five regional execution centers (Laredo, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles) this includes northern and southern border entries for imported goods. At Crane Worldwide Logistics, we can file entries in any port of entry in the United States as well as submitting all types of entries as your Customs Broker, including temporary importations, carnets, warehouse, and foreign trade zone entries and help you understand the relevant rules and regulations for customs clearance.
Crane Worldwide Logistics brokerage services operate through an Automated Commercial Environment compliant technology platform and adhere to strict security criteria through its participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. At Crane – “pre-clearance” is standard, which is “wheels-up” for air shipments, and five days out from arrival for ocean freight. We also offer 24/7 services.
Crane Worldwide's global customs brokerage operations (including experts in Canadian customs) offer a variety of services to both importers and exporters including but not limited to: Duty Management, VAT deferment set-up, temporary import and export management, landed cost management, classification projects, duty drawback, audit assessments. We are currently AEO certified in several locations, including the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Taiwan.