Founded in Miami in 1992, CIF Group international, Inc. started as an international forwarder providing air/ocean import and export freight services.
We have been in the industry for over 20 years and we know that clients are looking for a partner who can best help grow their business. In order to provide our clients with the best services, we strive to think ahead and quickly adapt to the market. Over the years, we have extended our services to also include container freight stations, bonded warehouse services, a terminal operator, and distribution center services. We have further broadened our operations with a customs brokerage division, a trucking fleet, and third-party warehousing.
It is important to us that our customers have the ability to focus exclusively on what is essential to them: selling their products. Leave the logistics to us. With CIF as your logistics partner, you will never need to worry or wonder about the status of your shipments. CIF has the experience and the efficiency necessary to take care of your business needs and keep you fully informed throughout the process so that you will never need to ask questions.
Here at CIF, we strive on a daily basis to live up to our Philosophy by continually improving and finetuning our services so we can be the best for our clients. We hope to become your partner one day!
It is a common mistake to believe that South America is positioned directly south of North America. In fact, South America is geographically located significantly to the east of the majority of the United States.
Miami is not only the most important economic powerhouse in the fifth largest state in the United States, but is also a particularly strategic location for international freight forwarding. With the shortest transit time to and from South America and the Caribbean, Miami serves as a premier shipping hub to more than 23 countries and regions.
Miami is home to two ocean ports (Port Everglades and Port of Miami) and one of the busiest airports in the country (Miami International Airport), which offers significantly more passenger and commercial cargo flights to South America than any other airport in the United States.
At CIF, we know that each client has different needs. That’s why we offer freight forwarding services by air, sea, and land, which have been specifically designed to efficiently meet the client’s transit and cost efficiency needs. To capitalize on Miami’s advantageous location, we offer these services in variety of combinations to best meet our clients’ individual and specific shipping requirements.
Miami’s rich cultural heritage has also presented the opportunity to enlarge our business into warehousing services that cater to Miami’s fast-moving and dynamic economy. Miami is home to a large number of immigrants from the neighboring South American and Caribbean countries. Over the years, this has contributed to the rapid increase in companies exporting goods and merchandise to be sold in South America. At our gateway warehouse, we offer those vendors and manufacturers the most convenient and efficient way to store their merchandise. We also provide our clients the option of selling their products online from our warehouse to those exporters. Please refer to our 3PL pages for more information on how we can best help you expand your business to South America and the Caribbean.