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Port Lansing is a valuable alternative for importers/exporters to clear US Customs locally instead of the frequent hassles and delays that often occur at larger, distant metro hubs. Additionally, Port Lansing has a unique partnership with key service providers that takes the confusion out of global logistics and can simplify the entire process for your company!

Port Lansing makes it convenient for transporting and storing freight, along with air-cargo and FCL (full-container loads) or LCL (Less-than-full container loads) that may travel via road/truck. And with the services available through Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 275, international businesses have the potential to defer, reduce, or eliminate duties, improving cash flow and operational efficiencies.

FTZ No. 275’s General Purpose Zone (GPZ), located near the airport terminal, allows companies to benefit from the FTZ program quickly and affordably. GPZ’s leverage experienced FTZ operators to perform key compliance and logistics functions and helps reduce your company’s overall logistics expenses. Take direct delivery of your imported (and/or domestic) products, reducing delays at large hubs that may take days to clear customs. FTZ No. 275 can improve overall lead times and localize your customs clearance process, which helps cash flow and operational efficiencies.

There are several benefits to utilizing the FTZ program. Participating companies benefit in different ways, depending on a wide variety of factors.

Major FTZ Benefits Include:

  • Cash flow improvement with elimination, reduction or deferral of duties
  • Reduced customs entry fees
  • Savings on scrap, waste and yield loss
  • Direct delivery of imports
  • Duty exemption on re-exports
  • Duty elimination/reduction through inverted tariff

Port Lansing has been recognized by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) as a key global logistics hub as part of the state's overall transportation, distribution, and logistics strategy. Port Lansing has the necessary facilities, property, infrastructure, incentives and resources available to give your company a competitive advantage in today's global economy. Leverage local assets to gain efficiencies, convenience and improve profitability.

To utilize Port Lansing for your next international freight shipment, let your customs broker/freight forwarder/logistics provider know you want to use Port Lansing. They may ask for more information and Port Lansing staff are available to discuss specific details with your and/or your freight forwarder. Click here to access the Port Lansing contact page

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