About Us

About Us

Western Overseas Corporation is one of the world's leading international shipping and logistics providers.

For over four decades, Western Overseas Corporation has provided Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehousing, Distribution, Cargo Insurance and E-Commerce services for small to large companies globally.

Our Mission

To deliver a superior global shipping and modern logistics experience by providing our clients with unparalleled personal service, advanced technology and four decades of industry knowledge and expertise.

Our story began back in 1948...

Our history

In 1948, San Pedro, California was busier catching fish than moving cargo. Just before the advent of the modern shipping container, Western Overseas Corporation was born.


Along with the area and the shipping industry, the company grew — from a small office of five to an international network of more than 200 shipping professionals, now with its headquarters in Cypress, California.

Initially focused on the West Coast, Western Overseas now boasts offices in every major U.S. port and gateway and agents in key shipping countries throughout the world. The independent, privately owned brokerage built its reach and reputation by giving small and mid-range shippers the individualized service they deserve. As business becomes more consolidated and less personal, Western Overseas continues to thrive through relationships developed over more than a half century in the international transportation industry. It remains focused on helping its clients grow by simplifying international logistics and by guiding their goods through customs and across the distance.


Why Work With Us?

For over four decades, Western Overseas Corporation has provided Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehousing, Distribution, Cargo Insurance and E-Commerce services for small to large companies globally. No need to work with numerous companies to handle your global shipping, Customs, logistics and distribution needs, we are your all-in-one, seamless solution to transporting products across borders, door-to-door, from origin to destination.


Our core values — industry experience, problem solving, attention to detail, customer service, and integrity — make up the foundation of our company, making it possible for us to provide an exceptional international shipping experience for our customers.


Western Overseas Corporation is licensed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Maritime Commission, Interstate Commerce Commission and additional regulatory authorities, and remains abreast of constantly changing laws and practices affecting international trade.


Western Overseas Corporation services all major ports of entry in the United States. Through our 23 global offices and strategic partners around the world, our expansive network allows us to provide a seamless shipping experience with a premium level of hands-on care for your shipment at every stage of the journey.


We believe our greatest asset is our highly trained and dependable staff — they are some of the most knowledgeable and competent people in our industry. With hundreds of years of combined experience, we can handle anything from routine shipments to the most complex and demanding movements. We are committed to our customers 24/7 — at Western Overseas Corporation, we work every hour of every day to provide a superior customer service experience unlike any other company in the industry.


We leverage technology to provide our customers with customer-specific reports, EDI processing, landed costs, shipment tracking, purchase order management, and warehouse management updates, from the time of purchase order through final delivery. It is a combination of technological prowess and old-fashioned service that we believe sets us apart.


Every member of our staff is aware that our future depends on continued investment, personalized service, and the commitment to expertise and reliability that our customers deserve.


With Western Overseas Corporation, you get a partner who is eager to conform to your unique needs and help you navigate the complex world of international trade.


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