about us

Trans-Overseas Corporation was founded as a Customshouse Broker on September 1, 1978, following the license approval by the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Customs.
The initial operation of the company was limited to provide a nominal number of customers with import services, the quality of services provided led to the rapid growth of the company.

The first expansion of Trans-Overseas occurred in 1980 when a license was acquired from IATA to export airfreight shipments. This soon followed by approval from the Federal Maritime Commission to become a foreign freight forwarder.

In 1985, to accommodate the expanding corporation, a new facility was built to house Trans-Overseas' operations on 10 acres of land near Detroit Metro Airport. This facility, with over 77,000 square feet, now includes a Foreign Trade Zone, US Customs Bonded Warehouse (Class 3 and 8), Container Freight Station, a US Customs Devanning Station for intensive examinations, complete boxing and crating facilities, and ample area for general storage. Trans-Overseas is also a Customs bonded carrier and offers a local trucking service.

In keeping with the continued growth of Trans-Overseas, a major acquisition to fully computerize all import, export, and warehouse operations was made in 1995.

Although the high tech acquisitions are important to meet our customers' needs, it is the employees at Trans-Overseas who make the difference. The founding philosophy of the corporation was a combination of professional planning, expertise and customer service. Trans-Overseas is continuing the commitment to our customers into our third decade in the industry.