Navigating the complexities of moving your products from points A to B can be daunting. Having a reliable Freight Forwarding partner that acts as an extension of your own shipping department is critical.
We at Seaspace are just that partner. We offer a personal approach to every single shipment.
Kevin began his career in the Freight Forwarding Industry in Los Angeles, CA in 1983. Working in a warehouse driving forklift and loading containers, his employers were quickly impressed with his skill sets and soon brought him into the office. From there he began learning about all the documentation required to handle the different modes of cargo transportation.
Fast forward 40 years, Kevin has worked in all areas of the industry which include Airfreight, Sea freight, Import & Export documentation, banking, Customs related services, warehousing as well as 3rd party Logistics provision. In 1998 and after working as a long-time agent for Seaspace International Forwarders UK Ltd, Kevin established Seaspace International Forwarders USA Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Seaspace UK. Seaspace USA are currently operating independently of the UK Company, however they maintain their close relationships and work exclusively with each other in and out of the UK.
Have a question? Call Kevin directly anytime. He is always available and happy to help!
Lauren comes from a family of Transportation Specialists and as such has grown up in the industry. She officially began her own career in the Supply Chain Industry in 2005. She learned the importance of accuracy through her position of being an Auditor at a Container Freight Station. It also was here that she developed a deep understanding of the documentation involved working in a US Customs bonded facility. From blanket permits, to bill of ladings, customs releases and delivery orders, she did it all! After 4 years at the CFS warehouse, Lauren decided to go to the next level and moved to a new company working for a Customs House Brokerage firm. That is where she truly dove into handling Imports for many clients...
Communicating with overseas agents and seeing shipments through to delivery.
After excelling in this role, she quickly knew she wanted more, that’s when she accepted a position with Seaspace International Forwarders USA Inc. This move allowed her to still manage Imports for Air and Sea freight shipments, but also domestic trucking. Lauren expanded her skillset to include Air and Sea Exports.
Lauren has been with Seaspace since 2010 and has grown exponentially. While working at Seaspace she obtained her Customs Broker License in 2016 to expand her knowledge and understanding for customs releases and regulations. She now is well versed through all areas of freight forwarding. Lauren enjoys growth as it keeps her on her toes. She loves this industry because there is always something to learn and has opportunity to grow alongside her clients.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER:
Monica started her career in Europe as an Accounting Clerk where she learned bookkeeping, tax and VAT requirements as well as being on the front line, interacting with clients. Monica quickly moved up the ranks within her company to a Managerial position and In October of 2009 she accepted the position of Accounting Manager with Seaspace USA. Monica is fluent in 4 languages and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer overseeing all aspects of the companies’ financial interests.
After graduating Oklahoma State University with a BS in Business Administration, Leslie made the move to California and began working for Aviation Power Supply, which became Aviall, in their shipping/receiving department.
After a couple of years at APS, he was approached by a small freight forwarder at the airport in Los Angeles to work and train in the forwarding industry. Through the years, Leslie has worked his way through the industry managing various departments for multi-national freight forwarding companies. His extensive experience on both the operations and sales side of things brings a level of experience that is critical to the industry in today’s environment.
IMPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Ed began his working career in the hospitality industry, working in customer service for a national hotel chain. During his tenure at the Hotel chain, he attended The University of California, Monterey Bay, where he received a business degree with a focus in business management. Upon receiving his degree, Ed took a position with a large commercial bank where he spent two years learning about the industry. He honed his skill by working face to face with individual and business clients, assisting with their finances. This is where he met Kevin and was introduced to Seaspace International Forwarders USA Inc.. He eventually left his job at the bank and joined Seaspace in October 2017, and has since been working as an air/ocean import specialist.
EXPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Savannah started working in the Freight Forwarding Industry in 2011 as an employee of Seaspace USA. Handling both air and ocean imports at the time, she worked with Seaspace for 5 years before leaving to focus on obtaining her bachelor’s degree in business management.
In early 2022, Savannah returned to Seaspace and has been working as a member of the team since. She currently handles all sea exports, as well as some air and ocean imports. As this industry is constantly changing, it is a challenge she finds exciting. She is thrilled to be back and looks forward to continuing her growth with the company and her clients.
Justin began his career at a Container Freight Station the process for Import/Export cargo via both sea and air freight. His primary duties were initially to Devan containers and break them down to the house bill level. Justin quickly was moved into the office where he handled Air import data entry for all inbound shipments. Justin also worked the front counter, assisting drivers picking up cargo and handling the phones at the desk.
Justin decided to take a step away from the industry when his daughter was born to mainly focus on caring for her, although he did continue to work part time in various locations in customer service field. Justin is now ready to come back to the industry and has decided to take on role of Air Exports with Seaspace. He is very eager to learn more and grow within the company.
Seaspace is a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association) , The Global Logistics Network and SFO A.C.A. (San Francisco Air Cargo Association). We are also F.M.C. & O.T.I Licensed and NVOCC approved.
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Our answers to your frequently asked international shipping questions.
As much as possible, but for starters our on-line quote form gives us enough to get started
The size and weight of your shipment might restrict the airline or sea container or vehicle necessary to move your shipment. Also, goods which are classed as hazardous, perishable or high value are regulated by international law. Call Seaspace with the details of your shipment and we can provide the best solution to moving that awkward load.
Yes. Seaspace International have IATA qualified staff who can help you through the complex regulations, documents, packing and carriage requirements necessary for the transport of hazardous cargo.