John S. James Co. holds Federal Maritime Commission License #150-F. We offer quality, professional and personal service for International Air and Ocean Forwarding. Our employees are well versed in all phases of export transactions. We pride ourselves on the preparation and filing of accurate documentation in a timely manner. Our unparalleled level of service and expertise adds up to cost savings and increased efficiency for your international transactions.


Our personnel understand the complexities of export transactions. Their vast experience translates into decreased uncertainty in your international dealings.


Our integrated export program allows us to tailor documents according to your firm’s and your customer’s individual needs. Whether you require Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) document exchange, invoice transmission and classification, or automated Bill of Lading processing, we can meet your needs. 

Document Distribution

All necessary documentation is distributed to the proper parties, per your instructions. We ensure that foreign consignees automatically receive pre-alert notification of impending shipments, and that banks receive Letter-of-Credit documentation in a timely manner.

Rate Quotations

Our rate quotations provide you with the best service possible at competitive prices in order to expedite the movement of your cargo.

Global Coverage

As your international freight forwarder, we become an extension of your company. In addition to being your representative in the U.S., by coordinating with our foreign partners we assist in the ultimate disposition of your goods overseas.


John S. James Co. offers a wide variety of transportation services that enhance the efficiency of your operations. Our expertise in the transportation, handling and distribution of cargo make us a valuable asset to any supply-chain process.

Domestic Transportation

We maintain volume-based rates with major domestic carriers throughout the United States that translate into cost savings for your company. Our expert personnel arrange, dispatch and monitor your freight from origin to delivery. We are able to provide Proof-of-Delivery for all shipments via phone, fax or E-mail within hours of delivery.

Chartering (Air & Ocean)

James Chartering, a division of John S. James Co., was formed to better serve the needs of companies engaged in or contemplating entering into the international charter market. Our various offices plus our contacts in New York and abroad keep us knowledgeable of current market conditions and allow us to expedite air freight and ocean freight.

Project Services

John S. James Co. operates a Special Project Services system designed to assist firms in the movement, warehousing and installation of their plants, furniture, fixtures and expendable items. The Project Service section of the John S. James Co. has provided its services to customers the world over. A trained staff of customer service representatives coordinates the movement of merchandise from the door of the vendor to a designated plant site, hotel, public building or warehouse facility.


Our firm operates warehousing facilities in several locations throughout the South. In locales where we do not physically operate our own facility, we maintain partnerships with numerous storage providers and associations, giving us full coverage both in the U.S. and abroad.