M.G. Maher and Company, Inc

Established in 1949 with its worldwide headquarters in New Orleans, international logistics company, freight forwarder, and customs broker, M.G. Maher & Company, Inc. provided first class global shipping services for companies that spanned all industry sectors.

From ocean, to air, to barge, to truck, to rail, M.G. Maher (MGM) provided comprehensive global shipping, freight forwarding, international logistics, and supply chain services. With an extensive network of established agents and industry alliances in ports throughout the world, MGM was able to navigate the market—optimizing shipping routes, freight costs, and consolidations—to ensure its customers received the lowest costs and best transit.

SERVICES

CARGO INSURANCE

  • Insured door to door, port to door, or port to port, depending on customer needs.
  • Insured all modes of transportation – sea freight, air freight, barge freight, truck freight and rail freight.
  • Processed quick claims payments.

UNIQUE COVERAGE

M.G. Maher understood that each type of cargo has its own particular issues that can develop while in transit. That is why it offered its customers unique coverage, such as; zero deductible for breakage of granite and marble; coverage of bending, rust and twisting of steel at competitive rates; unique quotes within 24 hours for products that were not in the Company’s existing tariff rates.

LOSS PREVENTION PROGRAMS

M.G. Maher worked with customers to establish and implement handling protocols to prevent damage, reduce rates and increase supply chain integrity for their products.

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

  • Advance ISF customs security filing and advance customs clearance
  • Continuous bonds
  • Duty drawbacks
  • Import consulting
  • TIB Entries
  • Web tracking and daily import status reports
  • Worldwide customs clearance

EFFICIENT, ACCURATE

MGM was able to incorporate order processing with direct electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission of data to and from customers and vendors in order to increase the efficiency, accuracy and visibility of day-to-day transactions.

FREIGHT FORWARDING

  • Automated export clearance
  • International document services
  • Global delivery and import services
  • Tracking, including Proof of Departure & Delivery
  • Leveraged freight contracts
  • Letter of Credit screening and payment negotiations
  • Compliance training — Export regulations, Incoterms, Hazmat
  • Freight and duty payment services
  • Cargo loading and inspection
  • Cargo insurance

EVERY SIZE COMPANY, EVERY INDUSTRY SECTOR

M. G. Maher was a licensed and bonded Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) that handled all phases of international freight for all modes of transportation—sea freight, air freight, barge freight, truck freight and rail freight. From large consumer goods companies to small seafood exporters, they worked with every size of company in every industry sector throughout the world.

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF AGENTS, ALLIANCES

The Company’s international network of established agents and industry alliances made M.G. Maher big enough to navigate the market-optimizing shipping routes, freight costs, and consolidations.

24/7 TRACKING AND TRACING

Freight forwarders enjoyed working with M.G. Maher because they were constantly informed about their cargo. MGM representatives proactively reached out to their customers to provide status updates. Customers also had 24/7 access to M.G.Maher’s proprietary online tracking and tracing system, www.MyCargoInfo.com.

MY CARGO INFO ALLOWED CUSTOMERS TO:

  • Easily track their shipments at any time, day or night
  • See completed documentation related to their shipment
  • Get an estimated delivery time that is continuously updated

AIR FREIGHT

  • First flight out service
  • Consolidated service
  • Blocked space agreements
  • Documents handling
  • Customs Clearance
  • Web tracking
  • Domestic distribution
  • Project and charter service
  • AOG, courier, and hand-carried shipments and perishables
  • Cargo insurance

PERSONAL SERVICE, CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

M.G. Maher’s team of shipping professionals was dedicated to providing their air freight customers with the highest level of personal service whether they required a customized solution, charter arrangements, documentation, letters of credit, cargo insurance or a wheels-up-clearance for their time critical air freight shipments.

BARGE FREIGHT

  • Barge freight
  • Stevedoring
  • Warehousing
  • Customs clearance
  • Cargo insurance
  • Inland river transloading, including warehousing, inventory and final shipment

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS SAVE TIME, MONEY

Through M.G. Maher‘s barge division, MBLX, Inc., the Company exceled at barging cargo up America’s inland waterways while providing customized shipping solutions, including our one-of-a-kind less-than-bargeload service, that saves our customers time and money. For more information about MBLX, please visit <MBLX wiki link>.

SEA FREIGHT

  • Part and full vessel charters
  • LCL (Less Than Container Loads)
  • FCL (Full Container Loads)
  • Refrigerated containers and vessels
  • ISO tank containers
  • Flexi tank containerized shipments
  • Direct leveraged global contracts rates
  • NVOCC leveraged global contract rates
  • Breakbulk and project cargo chartering
  • Cargo loading and inspection
  • Cargo insurance

SAFE TRANSPORT, ON TIME DELIVERY, WORLDWIDE

MCLX, Inc., M.G. Maher’s container division, handled every aspect of sea freight shipments in every trade lane. Whether a complicated shipment — a hazardous sample shipment that is forbidden by air — or a project cargo that required chartering a vessel, MCLX provided safe transport and on-time delivery of sea freight shipments throughout the world.

PERSONAL SERVICE, CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

MCLX shipping professionals were dedicated to providing sea freight customers with the highest level of personal service whether they require a customized solution, charter arrangements, or cargo insurance for their time critical sea freight shipments.

TRUCK FREIGHT

  • Obtained all required permits for oversize and over-width cargoes
  • Arranged for quotes using a variety of trucking companies
  • Transloading
  • Stevedoring
  • Warehousing
  • Cargo Insurance

QUOTES ON A VARIETY OF CARGOES

M.G. Maher offered trucking transportation and freight services anywhere in the United States. They provided quotes for a variety of cargoes, including ocean containers, flat rack rates, break bulk shipments, project oversized cargo up to 600 tons, and less-than-truckload cargo.

OVERWEIGHT, OVERSIZED

M.G. Maher was able to move cargoes out of any port in the United States and to obtain quotes for the required triaxles and special chassis necessary to accommodate overweight containers. When that didn’t work, they could arrange to transload the oversized cargo to another truck, if needed.

RAIL FREIGHT

  • Established rail rates for a point-to-point move
  • Transloaded to and from rail
  • Seamless on carriage to or from other conveyances, such as ocean vessel, truck or barge
  • Cargo insurance

SEAMLESS ON CARRIAGE SERVICES

M.G. Maher provided rail freight, usually in conjunction with loading or unloading operations to or from port areas connecting inland destinations or as part of an intermodal combination that may also involve truck, barge or both.

M.G. Maher connected rail transport for its customers and linked the railroad’s rail and car service with the other moving pieces necessary to accomplish the move.

SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS

  • Procurement and management of leveraged worldwide freight contracts and related services
  • Global service with centralized control in New Orleans
  • A customer-specific, centralized team of supply chain logistics professionals that provided industry specific custom solutions
  • Client documentation and letter of credit negotiations
  • Export/Import regulatory compliance training and support
  • Modal optimization and measured cost savings controls that synchronized supply and demand, including dangerous goods and Hazmat materials
  • Consulting and special project management
  • Key performance indicator reporting with custom metrics that enhanced visibility
  • Freight and duty payment services
  • Cargo loading and inspection services
  • Cargo insurance
  • Best in class technology support

EVERY SIZE COMPANY, ALL INDUSTRY SECTORS

M. G. Maher offered comprehensive management of shipping and logistics services for every size of company in all industry sectors throughout the world, including; chemical, construction, consumer goods, energy, forest products, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, steel and metals, textiles.

TECHNOLOGY

  • The first Customhouse broker in the United States to implement the Automated Broker Interface with the U.S. Customs Service, for which M.G. Maher received a distinguished recognition award presented by the Commissioner of Customs in 1987.
  • One of the first to do electronic bills of lading with carriers.
  • One of the first to develop a proprietary online tracking and tracing system, www.mycargoinfo.com to allow customers to easily track their shipment from origin to destination.
  • The ability to incorporate order processing with direct EDI (electronic data interchange) transmission of data to and from customers and vendors in order to increase the efficiency of day-to-day transactions.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND WAREHOUSING

  • Purchase order management from all origins
  • Inventory management
  • Project consulting and planning
  • Site and cargo inspections
  • Export packing and multi-modal transport
  • Heavy-lift, over dimensional/out of gauge loads
  • Storage
  • Crating
  • Coordinating freight and installation
  • Door-to-door cargo insurance

OVERDIMENSIONAL/OUT OF GAUGE CARGOES

M.G. Maher efficiently handled the complicated logistics, specializing in transporting heavy equipment, overdimensional/out of gauge cargoes.

SHIPPING EXPERTS

Each project management and warehousing customer had a dedicated team of experienced M.G. Maher shipping professionals who are their point of contact. They made it their business to understand their customer’s business, anticipating their project management and warehousing needs.

INDUSTRIES

EVERY SIZE COMPANY, ALL INDUSTRY SECTORS

From chemical manufacturers to offshore oil companies to steel mills, M.G. Maher provided first class global shipping, freight forwarding, international logistics, and supply chain services for companies in all industries.

REPRESENTATIVE INDUSTRIES

  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • Forest Products
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Steel
  • Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Textiles

LOGISTICAL AND REGULATORY EXPERTS

Whether it was a complicated small shipment – a hazardous sample forbidden by air – or a project cargo that required chartering several vessels, M.G. Maher’s shipping professionals were highly knowledgeable about the unique logistics and regulations related to shipping cargoes specific to each industry sector.

REPRESENTATIVE CARGOES

  • Raw materials
  • Chemicals
  • Steel coils and plates, billets, pipes, super bags, ingots
  • Crated materials
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metal products
  • Earthmoving and mining equipment
  • Transport vehicles
  • Cranes
  • Oil exploration machinery
  • Excavators, wheel loaders, graders
  • Containers

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS, COMPETITIVE PRICING, WORLDWIDE

Regardless of the industry or the cargo, M.G. Maher leveraged its domestic and international network to develop custom solutions for the specific shipping needs of its customers. With established agents and industry alliances in ports throughout the world, the Company was able to leverage the market-optimizing shipping routes, freight costs, and consolidations-to ensure that customers received the lowest costs and best transit.

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Founded: 1949
Headquarters: New Orleans, LA (USA)
Service area: Global
Services:

  • Cargo insurance
  • Customs clearance
  • Freight forwarding
  • Air freight
  • Barge freight
  • Sea freight
  • Truck freight
  • Rail freight
  • Supply chain logistics
  • Technology
  • Project management and warehousing