Maximum Freight is ready to be your primary Freight Forwarder and Freight Solution for all your logistic requirements to and from India.  Indian Trade is expanding with goods and services traded between the USA and India estimated at nearly 115  billion dollars total according to the USTR (Office of United States Trade Representative).  Of the total traded approximately 36% was exports and 67% imports.  This shows a clear opportunity on both ends of the trade route.  To maximize your trade efficiency you need to ensure you are working with the right shipping company/agent to move your cargo to/from overseas.

What is the Maximum Freight advantage when it comes to Indian Trade?  Our vast experience in dealing with all types of freight to and from several major India Ports, Origins, and Destinations, allows us to deal with veteran importers and exporters and newcomers alike.  Some of our primary services include:

  • Container Shipping: 20, 40, 40HC.
  • Project and Special Equipment:
  • Flat Racks, Open Tops, MAFI, RGN.
  • Door to Door Air Freight
  • Door To Door Ocean Freight
  • Custom clearance for import from and export
  • to all India Destinations.

Port of Mumbai Satellite View from Google Earth.

Let Us Optimize Your Global Outreach!

We get a lot of inquiries about India because it is arguably one of the largest growing segments for trade and logistics in South & Central Asia. Many individuals and companies are wanting to enter into Indian Trade, but without a proper logistics solution the best products cannot connect with customers. Here is some information your team should consider regarding Indian Trade with the US:

How can Maximum Freight Maximize YOUR OPPORTUNITY?

  • “In 2016, India GDP was an estimated $2.3 trillion (current market exchange rates);
  • real GDP was up by an estimated 7.6%;
  • and the population was 1.3 billion.”
  • “U.S. goods imports from India totaled $46.0 billion in 2016,
  • up 2.7% ($1.2 billion) from 2015, and up 110.7% from 2006”
  • “U.S. goods exports to India in 2016 were $21.7 billion,
  • up 1.1% ($237 million) from 2015 and up 124.2% from 2006” -USTR
These trade statistics alone show the immense opportunity for businesses to expand their sales and relationship strategies in the East.  Many companies are aware of this, but when it comes to logistics they have to answer the most basic question: What is the best solution for my organization’s needs to ship overseas? 

A Special Connection With India

Co-Founders Maximum Astfalk (Head of International Logistics, Maximum Freight) and Lawrence Ho (Systems and Operations Supervisor, Maximum Freight) began their careers in logistics learning the India trade lane.  They learned imports first specializing in the import of home goods and handicrafts.  Later they developed a lane in metal, plastic, and paper scrap materials exported to major Indian Ports.  Much of their export experience was developed when building this trade lane.  They Eventually migrated to more advanced projects in steel pipe intercontinental moves and projects.

They have faced a wide array of movements between the US and India in nearly all modes of cargo transport. Further to this they still  maintain strong ties to their network in India which assures the best availability to primary logistic service providers, agents, and other import export details.  Today at Maximum Freight, Max and Lawrence continue on the same path of providing great service and experience in India logistics solutions and trade.

Everyone’s requirements will be different depending on their experience, volume, budget, and goals.  Maximum Freight has developed a diverse platform of India Trade Logistic products and solutions to cover a broad spectrum of such diverse needs.  We can service specific segments of your shipment planning or offer full door to door freight service.  Whether our role is to provide an assist or provide a complete hands on experience we are ready and have the product to match your company or individual needs.

Covering Ground

Further to this, our diverse network of offices and agents will ensure that we can reach all major ports and cities as well as rural and remote locations.  Some of our major destinations frequently serviced include:

  • Mumbai (JNPT)
  • Cochin
  • Tuticorin
  • Mundra
  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru)
  • Kolkata

Beyond the major ports and cities we have a network of solutions to reach any city and location.  This will offer additional opportunity to reach new locations or source from new origins.


Solutions for Today. Success for the Future.


The future of any trade will always fluctuate and change, but based on current numbers and statistics one could argue there has never been a better time to be on either side of Indian trade. Maximum Freight wants to be your logistics partner to help maximize your success!  Call us today and talk to us about your needs.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Maximum Freight, 190 Rt 27 STE 105, Edison, NJ 08820, Ph: 732-749-7712 , E-Mail:

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EXPORT Trade Statistics with India

  • India was the United States' 18th largest goods export market in 2016.
  • S. goods exports to India in 2016 were $21.7 billion, up 1.1% ($237 million) from 2015 and up 124.2% from 2006.  U.S. exports to India account for 1.5% of overall U.S. exports in 2015.
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($7.0 billion), machinery ($2.0 billion), optical and medical instruments ($1.3 billion), mineral fuels ($1.2 billion), and electrical machinery ($1.2 billion).
  • S. total exports of agricultural products to India totaled $1.3 billion in 2016, our 21st largest agricultural export market. Leading domestic export categories include: tree nuts ($522 million), cotton ($250 million), pulses ($144 million), fresh fruit ($72 million), and planting seeds ($32 million).
  • S. exports of services to India were an estimated $20.3 billion in 2016, 12.3% ($2.2 billion) more than 2015, and 211% greater than 2006 levels.  Leading services exports from the U.S. to India, in 2015, were in the travel, transport, and intellectual property (computer software, audio and visual related products) sectors.

IMPORT Trade Statistics with India

  • India was the United States' 9th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.
  • S. goods imports from India totaled $46.0 billion in 2016, up 2.7% ($1.2 billion) from 2015, and up 110.7% from 2006.  U.S. imports from India account for 2.1% of overall U.S. imports in 2015.
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($11 billion), pharmaceuticals ($7.4 billion), mineral fuels ($2.4 billion), miscellaneous textile articles ($2.3 billion), and machinery ($2.1 billion).
  • S. total imports of agricultural products from India totaled $2.1 billion in 2016, our 20th largest supplier of agricultural imports. Leading categories include: spices ($279 million), rice ($158 million), tree nuts ($157 million), essential oils ($151 million), and processed fruit & vegetables ($114 million).
  • S. imports of services from India were an estimated $26.8 billion in 2016, 8.6% ($2.1 billion) more than 2015, and 280% greater than 2006 levels.  Leading services imports from India to the U.S., in 2015, were in the telecommunications, computer, and information services, travel, and research and development sectors.