Our Heritage

John S. James Co. was founded in 1941 in the city of Savannah, Georgia (USA). 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.

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In the years since our founding, our operations have expanded to offices in six strategically located transportation centers throughout the southeastern United States. However, physical locations do not limit our ability to provide global service to our clients. We maintain corresponding partnership agreements with a multitude of companies in the United States and around the globe, enabling us to handle shipments to and from all international ports. Further, our membership in the Global Logistics Associates (GLA) affords us access to a network of professional partners all over the world.

Our organization employs over 100 International Customs and Forwarding Specialists, serving the needs of the transportation community. John S. James Co. provides unmatched expertise in the handling of customs document preparation and cargo coordination in the International Marketplace.