PF Collins International Trade Solutions
|: 251 East White Hills Road|
|P.O. Box 5514|
|St. Johns, NL A1C 5W4|
|: St. Johns|
|: +1 709 726 7596|
|: +1 709 739 5939|
2021 marks PF Collins’ 100th anniversary. And what a journey it has been! We are proud of our rich history in supporting our clients in their international trade and logistics activities.
From the early days of moving goods to ports along Newfoundland’s coast, to supporting today’s major industries. We have certainly witnessed many changes!
What began as a one-man operation has evolved into a fourth-generation family business, proudly supporting clients in Canada and around the world.
Patrick Francis Collins, a St. John’s clothing merchant, became a Customs Broker shortly after a fire destroyed his store in 1913. During the first part of the 20th century, international transport was still largely marine and St. John’s was the key port of entry for Newfoundland.
Newfoundland was still a colony of Great Britain when King George V appointed PF Collins as the dominion’s Customs Broker in 1921. PF Collins helped arrange for the import and movement of goods throughout the island. This role would prove to be critical to the development of Newfoundland’s first industries.
Certified through the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), we work closely with our customers, their suppliers, and our worldwide network of agents to plan the shipment of your goods from the supplier to your customer or delivery site.
We offer the following services:
Selection of best transport modes for on-time and cost-effective delivery
Charters for time-sensitive or over-sized shipments
Reviewing documentation to ensure compliance with industry regulations
Arranging for export packing and preservation
Dangerous Goods handling for all modes of transport
On Board Couriers (e.g., hand-carries)
Arranging cargo surveys, loss adjustments and claims inspections
Local trucking and distribution
Shipment status updates and reports
Online Freight Tracker (so you can track your shipments)
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