From a single carton shipment to complete project management.

Export solutions to fit your schedule, routing and door-to-door needs.

Coppersmith offers innovative export solutions. We have a long-developed network of overseas agents who represent the interests of our customers. We have rates on ocean carriers across the three major alliances as well as contract rates with airlines to key global destinations. By utilizing these partnerships, we can offer a variety of services ranging from delivery to the airport, seaport or paid to the door. Using electronic documentation with airlines, carriers and shippers, clerical errors are reduced to near zero. Information sharing with the destination consignee and agent further reduces the chance of cargo delays. We can negotiate and book directly with any carrier, offering rates, transit time and handling, meeting the needs of the cargo and consignee. Our 70 years of shipping experience goes right to work for you on every export shipment.

Coppersmith are a licensed NVOCC by the Federal Maritime Commission as L.E. Coppersmith Inc., d/b/a/ Adrienne Shipping Line. To view our public tariff, click here.


Standard? Expedited? Just-in-time? Factory shutdown imminent? Different shipments regardless of modality have different transit time demands. Coppersmith works backwards from the arrival deadline and partners with exporters to select the right mode, route and carrier. Electronic documentation from shippers allows Coppersmith to more quickly process a transaction and move the information forward rapidly to airlines and steamship lines.

Handshake of businessmenCompliance

Compliance challenges can add days or even weeks to already urgent shipments, but with Coppersmith, you have a dedicated and educated staff of export professionals maintaining your compliance, no matter the origin and destination. Understanding export regulations here and around the world allows Coppersmith to ensure your cargo is in compliance with agencies such as BIS, State, Commerce or Census. Failure to meet these agencies requirements for information and accuracy can lead to delays and additional financial burden. Trust Coppersmith to keep your exports in compliance.


No two shipments, no two customers, carriers or countries are the same. Coppersmith has has seventy years of experience advising exporters. Whether you need one single urgent carton, or you have an entire plant, factory or years-long project to manage, Coppersmith offers the security of our expertise and experience. By honing your supply chain to reduce waste and errors, we keep you moving when other cargo is stuck. With worldwide partnerships and agents, we offer cost and time saving solutions for even your most complicated cargo.

Electronic documentation saves you time and money by reducing errors. Take the first step towards efficiency with Coppersmith guiding you.

Air freight, ocean freight, truck? Coppersmith has seven decades of experience exporting cargo around the globe.

By securing strategic partnerships overseas, we make sure your export cargo starts in compliance and remains so throughout the journey.


Since 1948 the Coppersmith tradition of personalized service continues to put our customers first!

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Quick thinking thwarts slow moving vessels!

Getting a call from a worried shipper is never easy, but one Coppersmith client had a problem. They shipped their cargo via ocean and it was in the middle of the water, leisurely headed towards Asia. Unfortunately, an accident at their overseas consignee caused that shipment to become critical. We were able to intervene at the trans-shipment point and have the cargo collected and sent via air to the destination, shaving weeks off of critical production time. By using our strategic overseas partnerships with agents we could work together and keep the supply chain moving steady.

Even the best laid plans can unravel.

Sometimes no matter how hard we try, no matter how well scheduled and planned a shipment is, things go wrong. One longtime Coppersmith customer was moving four containers by ocean when vessel instability issues caused two of the four containers to be delayed an entire week. Problems can arise when cargo becomes split and those issues are almost always minor when we look at the trouble it makes for the final customer. Because Coppersmith has strong bonds with major carriers and their alliances, we were able to split the shipment, send the missing cargo on a faster route to link up with the original vessel at a transshipment point and have all four pieces arrive at the destination at the same time. While creating solutions for real-time difficulties requires hours of research and dozens of phone calls, you can rest easy with Coppersmith. We can make it happen.

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