Strategic Partners

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Transportation and Shipping

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DHL, the world’s leading international shipping specialist to exporters and importers across more than 220 countries and territories, is pleased to partner with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) to help small-to medium-sized U.S. companies increase their international export sales success.

As the only carrier in the U.S. dedicated specifically to international express shipping, DHL delivers the global logistics expertise to complement the exporting support provided by CS global trade specialists, business contacts and resources. With DHL, even the smallest firm can reach over 90% of the world’s GDP within just 2-3 days. DHL capabilities span international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services.

DHL, a part of Deutsche Post DHL, is a global network composed of 275,000 employees worldwide who are focused on offering superior service quality and local knowledge. With programs in the areas of climate protection, disaster relief and education, DHL is committed to social responsibility. For more information, visit

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DHL Global Forwarding is present in over 150 countries and territories across the globe with a workforce exceeding 4,000 employees in the United States.
As part of the world's leading logistics Group, DHL, we provide solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs, from standardized logistics operations and multi-modal transportation to highly individualized sector specific solutions and industrial projects.

In Air Freight we can organize scheduled flights and chartered planes from a wide range of major carriers, as well as on our own carrier.  In Ocean Freight we provide services from Full Container Load (FCL) delivery and traditional Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments to multi-vendor buyers’ consolidation, across all continents. Our service portfolio is completed with various Value Added Solutions like Customs Brokerage or Cargo Insurance.

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FedEx and the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) currently operate an initiative aimed at boosting exports from small and medium-size businesses. This unique public-private sector partnership was launched in mid-2004, when FedEx was selected via a competitive procurement process.

The primary function of the FedEx-CS initiative is to provide a unified framework of exporting services through private sector and U.S. government resources. Specifically, the initiative provides small and medium-size businesses with information and tools that address the complex facets of international trade.

Since the start of our alliance, FedEx and the CS have held more than 200 exporting seminars / outreach events around the world and exposed more than 10,000 small and medium-size businesses to exporting. We have also supported several trade missions to help companies explore business development opportunities in booming markets such as China, India and Latin America.

FedEx and the CS can effectively help businesses large and small streamline the export process through our joint resources. FedEx provides access to a growing global marketplace through a network of supply chain, transportation, business and information services serving more than 220 countries and territories. The CS has global trade specialists across the U.S. and in more than 80 countries. Together, our efforts are leading to dynamic changes in export assistance.

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As one of the world’s leading carriers, Lufthansa is proud to partner with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS); supporting their efforts to aid small-and medium-sized enterprises’ export initiatives. Together with our partners United Airlines & Continental, we are able to offer various corporate products which can reduce the cost of international air transportation for any size of company, while increasing efficiency on the road due to our strong combined network and high quality product.

After nearly 80 years’ experience as a passenger airline, we know that air transportation connects people globally and enables the positive exchange of ideas, goods and services. This knowledge and our worldwide reach will help support U.S. companies and facilitate bringing their contributions to the international marketplace.

Lufthansa is a global aviation group, with more than 95 centers of operation throughout the United States. Lufthansa employs nearly 10,000 aviation professionals in the United States including passenger services staff, cargo logisticians, aircraft maintenance technicians, IT specialists and teams of airline catering personnel at 47 customer service centers across the country. Lufthansa also invests significantly in goods and services from hundreds of American suppliers – including state-of-the-art aircraft and engines from our U.S. partners.

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The Maryland Port Administration oversees and manages the six public marine terminals of the Port of Baltimore.  Its mission is to stimulate the flow of waterborne commerce through the State of Maryland in a manner that provides economic benefit to Maryland citizens.   The Port Administration also manages the Port of Baltimore’s nationally-renowned dredging program.   The Port of Baltimore is one of the top ranked ports in the U.S. for cargo and dollar value of cargo.  In 2011 the Port of Baltimore had the largest increase of cargo growth among all major U.S. ports.  The Port of Baltimore also offers year-round cruising to the Bahamas, Bermuda and Caribbean. 

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Port Canaveral offers containerized, refrigerated, project, ro/ro, bulk, and breakbulk cargo service to and from Central Florida to the global marketplace, handling 3.9 million short tons of cargo in 2013. By mid-year 2014, Port Canaveral will have more than 1800 feet of new dock space, two new ship-to-shore cranes, and 60 acres of land available for development of general cargo and container terminal facilities. Port Canaveral’s central location in Florida makes it closer to more major markets overall than any other seaport and offers more than 80 million square feet of distribution and industrial space located within an one-hour drive.

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UPS and the U.S. Commercial Service have a long-standing partnership to help U.S. companies grow their exports. Together, we equip businesses with the resources, tools and know-how to streamline the export process and turn international trade into a competitive advantage.

UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight, facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.