Expertise Through Experience

Hoyt Shepston was founded in San Francisco in 1850 to serve importers and exporters worldwide with customshouse brokerage, freight forwarding and associated services. Well into our second century of continuous operation, Hoyt Shepston is still second to none in its services to California and the world. Experienced management and staff, flexible and effective services and superior technical skills in a rapidly changing world of transportation services have established Hoyt Shepston as San Francisco's finest and most experienced organization in its field.

Except for a few days during the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, Hoyt Shepston has never closed its doors. That's over 150 years of continuous service to demanding clients worldwide. Some of our original clients from the mid 19th century are still with us today...a tradition spanning generations of clients and Hoyt Shepston management working together.

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Air Freight

Air freight is a high-cost but very fast method of transportation used when transport time is the customer's top priority. Air freight is often used for high-value shipments, perishables, and time sensitive freight.

Ocean Freight

Ocean freight is a low-cost method of transportation used when transport time is not the customer's top priority. Ocean freight is most commonly used when transporting full containers or heavy freight.

Customs Brokerage

A Customs Broker is an important part of any supply chain, and because Hoyt Shepston Logistics can provide every service you need to move your freight via Road or Rail, we can clear and forward your shipment with minimal delay saving you time and money.

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