Getting To Know MASC Members: John S. James Co.
1. A brief summary of your services will tell us...
John S. James Co. was founded in 1941, and as a third-generation, family-owned company, our mission of offering personalized service to the international transportation community quickly established our firm as a leader in the international freight forwarding and customs brokerage industries. Our founder’s initial vision, to provide unparalleled service to our customers, still resonates in our culture today. Our reputation for excellence is a direct result of our commitment to service and professionalism.
2. What regions do you serve?
With over 130 employees in six Southeast USA locations, our services include International Freight Forwarding, Custom House Brokerage, NVOCC, Property Brokerage, Warehousing, full Air, Ocean, Truck and Rail transportation, Special Projects, Foreign Trade Zone operations, Marine Cargo Insurance, Consulting and Auditing.
3. What might we be surprised to know about you?
Our company was built on our unparalleled commitment to regulatory and compliance adherence, which led to our ability to expand our transportation services. With over 20 ocean carrier contracts covering outbound and inbound USA ocean transport, and multiple agreements with air carriers, NVOCC’s, and motor carriers, we can build complete transportation services for our clients and international partners. John S. James Co. has a Trade Services department that provides classification services, auditing, compliance training and consulting.
4. What are you most proud of?
In 2016, John S. James Co. received the President’s “E” Award for excellence in Export Services. The President's “E” Award was created by Executive Order of the President to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports.