RAM has been an IATA licensed Freight Forwarder in the United States for 34 years.
RAM has built a reputation for handling oversized and specialty airfreight shipments for some of the most high profile clients in the world. RAM also offers unique expertise in Haz-Mat shipping. Our door-to-door service handles your cargo from pickup, assembly and consolidation, to tracking, delivery and billing.
RAM's experienced team collaborates, to process export documentation and track shipments from door-to-door. Our systems ensure compliance with government regulations with connections to customs agencies around the world.
RAM is a C-TPAT approved forwarder and we continually train our staff on best security practices. Our facilities also meet the stringent physical security requirements of agencies like the US Transportation Security Administration.
RAM International offers a full array of ocean freight services and is a licensed non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC).
RAM is a leading Less-than Container Load (LCL) service provider. LCL offers the possibility of consolidating multiple consignments from multiple customers in one Full Container Load (FCL). Customers can ship low volumes without having the cost commitments of a full container. RAM customers benefit from an optimized logistics spend, more flexibility and seamless door-to-door services with the highest level of schedule integrity and reliability in transit times.
If you are a supplier shipping large volumes of products, RAM International offers Full container Load (FCL) service. Using our years of experience with the world’s top vessel operators, we can adapt quickly to secure the capacity required to keep your supply chain running at optimal efficiency. RAM also offers specialized FCL services, including Refer, Break Bulk, and Ro-Ro services.
Domestic transportation is a key element for almost every international shipment. RAM International offers a full menu of services for LTL, TL, Expedited and Intermodal transport. We also offer comprehensive Transportation Management and 3rd Party Logistics solutions through our sister company Flat World Supply Chain.
Choice is critical to a cost effective, yet service sensitive supply chain. Utilizing a menu of LTL carriers to attain optimum service performance, leveraging volume to ensure competitive prices, and optimizing multiple base rates are all ways to better utilize a company's resources. Because your time is valuable, our personal service with dedicated account management, along with state of the art technology offers a more efficient way to manage your LTL transportation dollar. Only "best in class" National, Inter-regional, and Regional providers are utilized, so you can be confident in the value your company will receive from RAM International. We select the best service-providing carriers in the industry for each geographic area and combine that with the optimum price for the service required to provide for the greatest value proposition in the market.
RAM International provides one of the easiest, most cost-effective and dependable full truckload shipping solutions in the industry. Unlike asset-based providers, where the main priority is the utilization of their own company's assets, the main objective for RAM International is to provide clients with the optimum combination of capacity, price, and ease of engagement. We help to remove the hassle of obtaining transportation services for your full truckload and inter-modal shipments.
Long-term relationships with carriers allow RAM International to provide the flexibility required to successfully manage a shipper's unexpected volume increases.
RAM International provides premium expedited shipping services, including ground and air freight forwarding services. We also offer dedicated door-to-door premium freight services to and from any location in North America. Our technology, network strength, and world class customer service provided through our easy to use web-based quoting, booking, and satellite tracking platform provides real-time visibility throughout your supply-chain. Regardless of the mode, service or pick-up and delivery locations, we are confident in our ability to provide the most cost effective supply-chain solutions for your time sensitive and high value freight.
Specialty Cargo Services
Our experienced team of professionals have experience in making sure your specialty cargo gets special attention.
A service that combines RAM’s long-standing experience in ground handling, customs clearance and air freight to offer a proven, end-to-end service that ensures the safe transport of perishables in line with strict regulations. We offer flexible air capacity out of multiple gateways, pre and on-carriage temperature control, as well as specialty packaging abilities. From Live Fish to Frozen Products RAM has the experience to handle the most difficult of perishables.
Sea – Air Solutions
RAM International Sea-Air offers the perfect combination of bottom line and deadline. Up to 80 percent faster than sea freight, yet significantly cheaper than direct air freight, our sea-air solutions are the ideal combination of economy and speed.
Haz – Mat
Since RAM’s inception in 1980 their experience in the handling of Hazardous materials for air and ocean are second to none. The experienced staff ensures that your Hazardous materials shipments are handled with care and comply with all regulations that may apply.
What ever the shipment is, rest assured it is not to big for RAM International to handle. Whether your shipment requires cranes at the port Ro-Ro service or a need to Charter a plane, we can make it happen.
Customs & Compliance
Customs brokerage and compliance has become an increasingly important part of the supply chain. RAM has the experience and expertise to help navigate the US Customs road map.
Licensed Customs Broker
Both RAM international St. Louis and Chicago offices have served as a Licensed Customs Broker since 2000.
Whether it takes a single entry bond or filing a continuous entry bond, we make sure our clients have the bond that best fits their needs.
Remote Location Filing (RLF)
Remote Location Filing (RLF) is an electronic program which allows an approved Customs broker with a valid national permit to electronically transmit data associated with an entry in a completely electronic data interchange system to a RLF operational Customs and Border Protection location from a remote location other than where the goods are being entered or where the broker is in possession of a district permit. RAM is able to file RLF on your behalf, throughout the United States.
At RAM we pay attention to all the details and utilize our experience, regulatory expertise and the latest technology to ensure that your supply chain remains compliant. Our brokerage team participates in customs automated programs and we extend this technological expertise to you. With RAM you always know compliance the key to our operational success.
CES / GO Warehouse
RAM International headquarters in St. Louis also serves as the Customs Exam Site (CES) as well as the General Order Warehouse for the St. Louis U.S. Customs District.
Warehousing & Distribution
Streamline your Supply Chain with RAM Internationals proven Warehouse and Distribution Services.
Consolidation and Deconsolidation Services
Are you bringing in products from multiple vendors or locations for export? Or do you have an import shipment that require multiple shipments in the same container going to different consignees? Let RAM International take care of your consolidation and deconsolidation needs in one of our strategic US warehouse locations.
RAM International is a trusted partner of U.S. Customs and because of the attention to detail and compliance RAM serves as the Customs Exam Site, General Order Warehouse, and Bonded Container Freight Station (CFS) for the St. Louis Customs District.
Pick and Pack Services
RAM International can seamlessly serve as an extension of our client by providing pick and pack services at our facilities. Visibility is made easy 24/7 through our technology that gives you access to inventory counts, in-bound and out-bound shipments, or any custom needs our clients might have.