Shapiro isn’t a typical freight forwarder. We would rather talk about you than brag about ourselves. That is just how we are built. Our passion is working collaboratively with you to understand the unique goals of your business while creating efficient cost-saving solutions that work to achieve those goals.
Shapiro’s business begins and ends with you, our customer. Our Shapiro family is dedicated to your success and your happiness. We don’t think of ourselves as your vendor; we are an extension of your business. We build creative solutions in collaboration with you — and we remember to have some fun along the way!
In 1915, at the age of 20, Samuel Shapiro sat at his $5 roll-top desk and launched what would become a legendary “vessel” in Baltimore’s famous harbor—Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. It would also become esteemed worldwide for financial security, business integrity, excellent relationships with government, and creative people delivering dependable solutions. By the end of 1916, the Company had made just $50, but Samuel still gave more than 20% of his profit to the American Jewish Relief Fund. That’s when the Shapiro name began to emerge as one embodying that rare combination of financial responsibility, integrity and generosity.
“Shapiro’s Consulting Program was the best preparation for shipping that we could ever have! Our consultant rolled out each step of the process only as needed, so we were never overwhelmed learning about shipping costs, bond forms, commercial invoices, you name it. We were handed off to each team member with an explanation of their role and followed our product each step of the way online – from factory to Amazon Fulfillment Center. In a nutshell, this was our first shipment, and it went perfectly. The Shapiro team welcomed all of our questions eagerly and with enthusiasm – we had an absolutely wonderful experience. We can’t thank you enough for all your support and look forward to working with you again soon!”