About Us

Who We Are

We are specialists in import and export of temperature sensitive cargo. Making sure your perishable shipments arrive intact and on time is our mission. At Able Freight we have maintained superior customer service and satisfaction for 20 years. Our staff consists of industry veterans and innovators, who provide you with 24/7 service for both export and import needs to over 100 countries. Established in 1992 in Los Angeles, our extensive network combines air, ocean and ground transportation with customs brokerage services, dedicated warehousing and distribution centers for all of your transportation needs. We have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Guadalajara, as well as a network of domestic and international agents.

We are committed to the continuous “cold chain,” utilizing state-of-the-art technology and innovative packing procedures to ensure the temperature of your sensitive products is maintained throughout the shipping process. We have the experience to handle any size shipment of temperature-sensitive freight, including pharmaceuticals, semiconductor products and perishables, as well as general cargo. Able Freight is a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF), which means we carry out a TSA-approved security program and adhere to a strict chain of custody requirements. We are also Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) compliant, WQA certified, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) compliant, FMC/NVOOC licensed, ICAO/IATA compliant, a U.S. Customs Bonded facility, Dangerous Goods Certified, CCOF certified and meets the standards of the USDA National Organic Program.

What We Do

Transporting Freshness is what we do. Every second, worldwide, for every product, innovatively and on time.

Able Freight handles 60,000 tons of airfreight export per year. Our expertise in handling fruit, produce, flowers and other perishable products is unparalleled. We are proud to count many of the nation’s largest fruit and produce growers and brokers, as well as the U.S. government, among our customers.

Services

International
Handling of various perishable commodities exported from the United States to all points worldwide.

Domestic
Forwarding of perishable commodities within and throughout the United States.

Ocean Export Services
We will assist you with obtaining rates, booking your shipments, and arranging for trucking while ensuring that all documentation is accurate and completed in a timely fashion. Our staff is qualified to handle your Letter of Credit shipments.

Import and Product Quality Control
We can handle and extend the life of products flown to Los Angeles International Airport. Products are retrieved from inbound flights or trucks, re-cooled and re-hydrated, then forwarded to their final destination.

Assistance with Government Requirements
We will assist you with government requirements and documentation required by the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Customs, as well as governmental requirements at destination.

Multicultural/Multilingual
Differences in cultural and international business practices can cause delays that impact your temperature-sensitive shipments. Our team can interact with customers and overseas shipping partners in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, German, Russian and Tagalog.

How We Do It

With several hundred tons of air freight exported each week (60,000 tons annually), Able Freight is one of the most active forwarding agents in the United States. We handle fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, fresh and dry flowers, as well as pharmaceuticals and electronic components, which require controlled temperature monitoring.

Domestic & International Operations
Our experienced team has established and maintains strategic relationships with the airlines, forwarding agents and ports to expedite your freight in the fastest and most direct fashion.
We offer a complete range of services associated with logistics such as insurance, dangerous goods documentation and packaging, Letter of Credit negotiation, legalization of documents and registration with customs.

Maintaining the Cold Chain
As specialists in handling perishable cargo, we are knowledgeable with the handling requirements for all types of temperature-sensitive commodities, including produce, meat, fish, flowers, dairy products and pharmaceuticals.
Our warehouses operate 24/7 and are equipped with hydro-coolers, pre-coolers and coolers maintained at various temperatures. All pick-ups and deliveries are made with refrigerated trucks to ensure that the cool-chain is not broken. We use high-quality insulated liners, frozen gel packs and dry ice to ensure your freight arrives in the best condition. Special services such as pre-cooling, re-icing, quality inspections and re-grading are also available.

Regulatory & Compliance
We are in close contact with all of the government agencies to ensure full compliance with the current export and import regulations. We can take care of the TSA requirements, arrange for inspections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture, provide the Food and Drug Administration with complete shipper and grower data to satisfy their requirements, and provide customs clearance.