How To Ship From Grand Rapids, MI To Canada
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One of the most direct cross-border supply routes is the one used for shipping from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Canada.   the close proximity of this dynamic city to the international border makes the trading relationship with Canada a natural for both sides.   With exceptionally fast transit times and sufficient capacity on both sides of the border, we expect this trade route to continue its growth trajectory.

Just bordering Lake Michigan, this municipality benefits from an almost "Straight Line" directly into Sarnia, Ontario connecting interstate 69 with Ontario's Highway 402 which is also one of Canada's most heavily trafficked commercial border crossings.

Top exports for Michigan into Canada include various agricultual products such as soybeans and dairy products, however, one of the most strategic advantages for logistics in the state include the fact that MI has the highest truck weight limits in North America (164,000 lbs.gross).   For individual personal packages ShipCanada representatives will provide the forms required to ensure the required declaration is made upon booking.

If your shipment is less than 150 lbs. threshhold - and not on a pallet or crate (i.e. travelling by courier), the customs will likely be done by the courier in transit.   Large courier companies generally have in-house customs brokerage to quickly clear international shipment while they are moving.

One of the most important documents (for customs purposes) is a commercial invoice. This outlines (at a minimum) the Seller, the Buyer, the Value & currency used, the product description (ideally with the an H.S. code) and the quantity of the item being exported.   You will need to make (3) copies of this document and provide it to the driver upon pickup.   If your shipment arrives at the border with the Commercial invoice it will be refused entry.

The transit time for shipping from Grand Rapids to Canada can range from 1 day for standard LTL into Southern Ontario to 4-6 days for transit into Richmond, B.C.

For the best shipping quotes on LTL or large shipments that are not time sensitive we offer CN & CP rail service to all points west of Ontario. For regular freight shipments with medium time sensitivity we offer economy over the road rates. If your freight has to get to its destination faster our customers can choose Expedited LTL service which basically mirrors truckload transit times. Regular and expedited services are also available for international shipping requirements. ShipCanada service extends as far North as Oklahoma.

For freight that is absolutely time sensitive (meaning hours) we offer air freight service. Give us a call. We can get the job done. Call or email us today for a freight quote. Our Customer Service Line is: 1-888-308-4872.

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You can also feel free to visit our online Shipping School for help with terminology and definitions. Our agents are equipped to assist you with all aspects of the shipping process. Once your shipment is is in transit you can also track the customs clearance status by visiting our customs portal and locating the appropriate customs broker.

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Once you print 3 copies of the shipping label (or bill of lading); affix one to the shipment, give one to the driver upon pickup & keep one for yourself.   Once your shipment is in transit your logistics coordinator will provide you with tracking so you can keep an eye on your shipment until final delivery.