**World Cargo Transport, Inc. provides these links as a courtesy, and is not responsible for the accuracy and/or maintenance of these third-party websites**

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

Official site of the FMC, which is an independent regulatory agency responsible for the regulation of ocean-borne transportation in the foreign commerce of the United States.

Customs and Border Patrol

Official site of the US CBP, with information about this government agency, and it’s role and information in foreign trade. Also, find a link for port contacts for customs-related questions.

AES Direct

Current users can log in, and new users can register with simple, step-by-step instructions. Access to thousands of Schedule B numbers, as well as quick filing of SEDs, free of charge.

Department of Transportation

Official site of the US DOT, updated regularly with useful information on facts to consider regarding transporting your cargo safely over the road, such as weight restrictions and regulations.

Vessel Registration

United States Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange (USCGMIX) provides vessel information, including flag, with minimal search criteria required.

Country Calling Codes

Calling codes for hundreds of countries are available anytime on this site.

United States Postal Service

Offical site of the USPS, useful for looking up zip codes for precarriages, as well as verifying state abbreviations.

National Cargo Bureau (NCB) Marine Surveys

National Cargo Bureau, Inc. Conducts inspections and surveys that are incidental to the loading or discharge of a ship, and issues the appropriate certificates and/or survey reports.

Map Quest

Provides detailed driving directions with estimated mileage and time for transit, as well as maps.

World Sites Atlas

Interactive world map, with links to pages for thousands of countries, detailing geography and demographics, as well as hotels and travel information.

Glossary of Shipping Terms

Provided by the US DOT, this glossary includes a broad selection of terms one can encounter in the shipping business.

Currency Converter

Advanced and comprehensive website for foreign exchange, currency trading, and information services.

Unit Conversions

Over 50,000 conversions, from volume and lengths, to energy and time.

Time Zones

The World Clock shows current local time in cities and countries, in all time zones, in addition to calendars and time converters.

Pier Pass/Port Check Clean Truck Fee

PierPASS Inc. is a not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to operate the OffPeak program. As an incentive to use the OffPeak shifts and to cover the added cost of the shifts, a Traffic Mitigration Fee is required. Register for free and Log in to claim fees Excemptions for the Clean Truck Fee are determined by the Drayage Truck Registry.


Find vehicle history reports, verify VINs and year/make/model of your vehicles prior to exporting.