We offer the full suite of direct and third party logistics and supply chain services including: warehousing, forwarding, brokerage, customs clearance, and consultative services.
Whether you need a dedicated service for one form of transportation or are looking for a full international logistics plan, Argents has the experience to advocate on your behalf with carriers, destinations and international service providers. You can lean on our expertise to create efficient solutions to move your international cargo today.
The air cargo market looks different now as planes have been stripped of seats and flown carrying all freight in formerly passenger aircraft. Rates will be volatile and you’ll need an advocate who can offer options and guidance for your cargo. Argents is the expert you need.
What was once thought of a languid ship drifting across the ocean has now become a headline grabbing industry. With the explosion of e-commerce and surge of imports, ocean freight is getting hot and you don’t want to try to navigate it on your own. Lean on our carrier connections, industry wide network of partners and decades of experience to protect your ocean cargo.
Project cargo can be daunting and worrisome for inexperienced shops but at Argents, we’re excited to see the solutions we can create to suit even the most time-sensitive, oversized, and complicated cargo. Do you need to shut down a street and get a crane? Argents knows a way!
Near-shoring options for cargo in Canada and Mexico will drive cross border cargo to new heights as more companies take advantage of the benefits of the USMCA. While that’s good for rates, it could lead to delays, unless you’re rolling with Argents. Our cross border agents are experts at the pitfalls and delays that can plague other carriers. We have a solution to suit your situation.
Argents operates strategically positioned hub offices, linked to all major domestic air, truck and rail carriers. Within the U.S., multimodal solutions bring carriers together to meet your exact needs and shipping requirements.
Remaining in constant contact with carriers electronically and telephonically provides the highest level of service in the industry. Argents communications to both you and your customers ensure all parties are kept apprised of shipment progress.
You don’t have to pay for space you aren’t using when you contact Argents for your less-than-truckload shipments. We’re able to consolidate your cargo with other shipments to increase efficiency and value while saving you time in transit.
While trucking used to be a simple industry, driver shortages, seasonal demands and trying to make up for airport and seaport delays have injected new levels of complexity. Regardless of equipment, time in transit or other special need for visibility or security, Argents has a plan to ensure you get the equipment you need on a schedule that fits.
The first and final mile of a transportation journey is where heroes are made and friendships are lost. Seeing your shipments to their destination is a critical part of what makes Argents stand shoulders above others. You can trust us to be there until the last drop is made.
Expedited freight is the service that separates Argents from competitors. Our trusted name and experience is working full-time in your corner to offer the shortest transit times for your budget. Whether you need team drivers or dedicated service, Argents can find you a solution to meet your timetable without breaking your budget.
Before the pandemic, the logistics industry had a finite definition of peak season – late July through early December was the busiest period for shipping worldwide. In the post-pandemic logistical landscape, peak season became a theoretical concept to define an ephemeral spike in supply chain activity during two years of abject chaos. In fact, the… Read more »
Representatives from Argents recently attended the WCA Regional Conference, and while some normalcy has returned relative to the last two years, staffing and labor shortages were at the heart of nearly every conversation. The World Cargo Alliance operates multiple global networks of independent freight forwarders and customs brokers operating in nearly every country on the… Read more »
The South Carolina Port Authority (SCPA) is making moves to get ahead of the game. They’ve announced several key strategies they’ll be implementing to mitigate peak season disruptions and avoid the debilitating congestion the ports suffered in the early part of the year. The SCPA reports: “SC Ports has moved roughly 2.7 million TEUs thus… Read more »
In the past, when making policy, Federal Reserve officials didn’t give too much consideration to supply chain challenges. The consensus was that supply chain issues would manage themselves and the Fed would manage the economy, independent of those issues. However, that strategy could soon be changing. With a possible impending recession (though, the ATL Fed… Read more »
Finding balance in logistics is often less about finding a network loaded with divergent businesses and expertise, and more about creating a Venn diagram that carries passion, dedication, friendship, and communication in the overlay. One lesson we’ve learned at Argent’s, and try to impart each day, is that there is no substitution for a team… Read more »
Last week, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) held its annual conference in Tucson, Arizona. Our Director of Import Operations Liz Deaton was in attendance. The conference brings together customs brokers and freight forwarders from across the United States and many of the vendor partners with whom we work including software,… Read more »