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Your full service international logistics partner specializing in Customs brokerage, international freight forwarding and door to door logistics. With offices in all major U.S. gateways and a network of agents throughout the world, Coppersmith provides complete import and export shipping services.

From a single carton airfreight shipment to complete supply chain management, Coppersmith has the experience and expertise to provide you with the best shipping solution.

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Customs brokerage

Take the questions out of Customs brokerage with Coppersmith's nearly eight decades of experience.

Transportation
Transportation

From a single box shipped by air to a complex, months-long project by ocean, put our decades of expertise to work for you.

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Matching speed to need

Coppersmith works with global airlines and ocean carriers who offer nonstop, direct, deferred and expedited products to align time in transit, cost and due date.

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Live Animals

Specializing in family reunions, Coppersmith focuses on your pet's well-being and your peace of mind.

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Security

Cargo security is important for protection of people and property as well as reduced cargo theft. Coppersmith are CTPAT members and encourage our customers to do the same.

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Other Services

Besides the clearance and movement of each shipment, Coppersmith offers additional services such as warehousing, consulting and insurance placement.

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Company Timeline

Family run for four generations

Started as a mother and son operation in 1948, Coppersmith Global Logistics built our reputation on quality, customer service and family values. Today, four generations later with nine U.S. offices, Coppersmith continues to set the standard for reliability and professional integrity. Remaining true to the values which have helped us grow for more than seven decades, we have invested heavily in both people and systems to remain at the forefront of the international logistics industry. Coppersmith is well versed in all facets of cargo transportation ranging from supply chain optimization, security, government regulations and product admissibility and compliance.

1948

1948

The company is founded by Adrienne E. Coppersmith. Her Custom brokers license was only the seventh issued to a woman in the United States.
1961

1961

The company was incorporated as L.E. Coppersmith with Lew Coppersmith as President.
1962

1962

Coppersmith opens our office in San Francisco.
1964

1964

Coppersmith opens a Los Angeles airport office to complement our downtown Los Angeles office serving Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports.
1965

1965

Coppersmith opens our San Pedro office bringing us closer to the ports.
1970

1970

Coppersmith expands into international air freight forwarding and consolidation by establishing Target Airfreight.
1975

1975

Coppersmith builds our new Los Angeles airport office and warehouse.
1976

1976

Coppersmith opens our Houston office.
1977

1977

The company headquarters are moved to the Los Angeles World Trade Center. VP Imports Bob Glover joined the company.
1978

1978

Jeff Coppersmith joined the company.
1985

1985

Thanks to continued strong growth, our headquarters are again moved to larger quarters in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles to make room for growing staff and more powerful computer system.
1986

1986

Coppersmith is one of the first Customs brokers in the nation approved by U.S. Customs for participation in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) program.
1987

1987

Our San Francisco and Houston offices are relocated to new, larger facilities to serve our expanding clientele.
1988

1988

L.E. Coppersmith, Inc. celebrates its 40th year of service and Bud Coppersmith joins the company.
1992

1992

Coppersmith opens an office in Dallas, Texas.
1993

1993

Tammy Gabehart, Houston Manager joins the company.
1995

1995

Coppersmith opens our Chicago office to service Midwest clients.  All LA operations are consolidated into one location in Redondo Beach, CA.  Our Hunting Trophy division is started in Dallas.
1996

1996

Coppersmith opens an office in Atlanta.
05 Apr

1997

Los Angeles offices moved to larger facility in El Segundo.
1998

1998

Coppersmith becomes a truly nationwide company, opening an office in New York.
1999

1999

Coppersmith develops and opens a Produce Export Division in Los Angeles.
2000

2000

Jeff Coppersmith is elected President of Coppersmith. Lew (Bud) Coppersmith promoted to Executive Vice President. Coppersmith joins the World Cargo Alliance. Lynley Bishop is hired as branch manager in Atlanta.
2001

2001

To accommodate our growing business shipping produce from the Pacific Northwest, we open an office in Seattle, Washington.
2002

2002

Coppersmith purchases EM Jones Co. in Portland and Seattle, expanding our PNW footprint and adding Victoria Lane to our management team.
2003

2003

Coppersmith proudly receives our CTPAT certification, again becoming one of the first companies nationwide to participate in a new program with Customs and Border Protection.
2005

2005

We acquire DFW International. Cheryl Woodyard is promoted to DFW Manager in 2014.
09 Apr

2009

Coppersmith's acquisition of NIK & Associates adds Bobby Shaida, Vice President, Business Development. Coppersmith rebrands our FMC licensed OTI/NVOCC under dba: Adrienne Shipping Line, Inc.
2010

2010

Jeff Coppersmith is elected President of National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America for a two-year term. Michael Coppersmith joins the company as the 4th generation in the business.
2011

2011

Jeff is asked to be a member of Customs Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations (COAC), a prestigious appointment to a public / private government committee.
2012

2012

Victoria Lane of our Portland branch was elected President of the Pacific Coast Council where she served through 2016.
2013

2013

Coppersmith celebrated our 65th year in business. Coppersmith completes our 30th acquisition.
2015

2015

Michael Coppersmith takes over the Hunting Trophy division.
2017

2017

Cristina (Pack) Coppersmith joins the company.
2018

2018

Coppersmith celebrates seventy years in business near our corporate headquarters in Los Angeles.
2023

2023

Coppersmith celebrates it's seventy-fifth anniversary!