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Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM

After-hours operations & express shipments available


Air Freight

As an IATA Cargo Agent, Schaefer Trans works with a large network of IATA member airlines to provide global distribution for your cargo.  If time, safety or pricing is your main priority, we have the right answer for you.

  • Fast, flexible and budget friendly air freight solutions are tailored to answer any specific needs

  • Full or partial charter transportation services

  • Tailored door-to-door logistic services

  • Hazardous cargo


Schaefer’s proprietary equipment helps to safely load and unload freight, maximizes space occupancy in the aircraft while minimizing costs.

Online tracking and Schaefer‘s proprietary status report are provided from departure throughout the entire transit  with delivery confirmation.


Ocean Freight

Schaefer Trans is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as an International freight forwarder as well as a bonded, tariffed, non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC).  We have long established direct relationships and agreements with global carriers. This means we can secure discounted rates and shipping priority for our customers.

  • Reliable, flexible and cost-friendly worldwide ocean freight solutions

  • Charter vessel transportation

  • Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL) core services 

  • Roll-on / Roll-off (RORO)

  • Multimodal door-to door transportation

  • HAZMAT Certified moves

  • Break Bulk or Consolidations 

  • Oversized, or special non-containerized load equipment 


Electronic status reports and online tracking guarantee peace of mind for our customers.  Our Dedicated staff offer continuous monitoring and customer support.


Ground Transportation

Schaefer Trans’ customers benefit from our global organization’s infrastructure and expertise in providing dependable and cost-effective solutions for ground transportation.  Forty years of experience secures our unparalleled market position in our scope of the local markets as well as national networks of providers.

  • Full Truckload (FTL) or less than truckload domestic and international transportation

  • Enclosed or open carrier, flatbed trucks 

  • Temperature controlled transportation

  • Special Projects (oversized or dimensional cargo)

Inter-Modal and Multi-Modal Transportation

Schaefer Trans is the preferred architect in designing reliable, efficient and rapid intermodal or multimodal transportation pathways for major automotive firms.  Finding the optimal combination between air, ocean, ground and rail transportation requires careful planning, coordination and experience in all the different transportation modes. Whether it be intramodal (multiple bills of lading) or multimodal (unified bill of lading), Schaefer’s group of experts will handle your cargo movement while minimizing transit time and costs.  Our goal is to empower our customers to focus their efforts and resources on their bottom line and productivity, not on logistics.


Other Services

Custom Brokerage

For more than four decades, Schaefer Trans has provided personalized customs services to all our clients. We offer peace of mind rapidly and resourcefully clearing the freight through Customs.  We do this by leveraging local proficiency in and compliance with CBP regulations. This makes Schaefer Trans your expert in guiding your way through the complexities of Customs Clearance.

Trade Shows/Event Management

Our team of experts are highly specialized in planning, organizing and coordinating the logistics for trade fairs and events.  Whether it is the LA Auto Show, CES trade show, or Beijing Auto Show, we are your one stop for all your logistics needs. We tailor solutions and deliver your exhibition goods and equipment whenever and wherever you need it most.


At Schaefer Trans, our consulting experts work closely with customers to streamline logistics processes and add a competitive edge.  We tailor and deliver swift solutions for your transportation and sourcing needs based on careful analysis of the logistics requirements and optimized modeling and simulations.  We identify budget friendly, reputable providers that are specifically selected for your individual business needs and saving you time and money.

Project Management

Logistics projects typically involve multiple vendors and carriers and require services beyond transportation.  Leave the research to Schaefer, and we’ll ensure the successful execution and interface with multiple contractors and subcontractors. Our niche market is automotive logistics, industrial project management, trade shows and expositions. Our know-how in managing onsite qualified labor, extensive equipment, network of capable warehouses and vendors as well as reverse logistics leaves nothing to chance.

Event Staging

In need for stage design, custom lighting, booth enhancements? We can help. A professional team will meticulously plan and execute impressive displays to enhance your brand performance. For more than forty years, reputable car manufacturers have relied on Schaefer‘s key competencies in building long lasting impressions with precision and efficiency, anytime and anywhere in the world. 

Packaging, Repackaging and Labeling

Four decades of experience in providing specialized packaging and crating services for air, ocean or ground transportation means your precious cargo is in good hands. 


Our services include:

  • custom packaging and crating (full or open frame crate)

  • hazardous and dangerous goods packaging (including documentation and consultancy)

  • heavy duty and oversized freight packaging and crating, ocean container loading, blocking and bracing, vehicle loading, blocking and bracing and more.  

Warehousing and Storage

Schaefer‘s warehouse solutions help streamline supply chain processes and lower storage and distribution costs.  We planned our service to accommodate a wide-range of commodities and storage needs: long or short term, temperature controlled and established high security and privacy services. 

Transportation Insurance

“All risks” international insurance with comprehensive coverage provided by one of the world’s most experienced aviation and ocean transport industry partners. Single or multiple shipment insurance policies offer peace of mind, protect against financial losses and lengthy claims or legal processes. Rest assured, with Schaefer you will always have the best transportation insurance solution for your needs!

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