Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services. The company's services include air and ocean freight consolidation and forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing and distribution, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, cargo insurance, and other logistics solutions. It acts as a freight consolidator or as an agent for the airline, which carries the shipment. The company offers ancillary services that include preparation of shipping and customs documentation, packing, crating and insurance services, negotiation of letters of credit, and the preparation of documentation to comply with local export laws. It also offers ocean freight services; and customs brokerage and other services, as well as other value added services, such as warehousing and distribution, time-definite transportation, and consulting services. The company’s customers primarily include retailers and distributors of consumer electronics, department store chains, and clothing and shoe wholesalers, as well as high-tech, industrial, and automotive manufacturers. It operates in the United States, other North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.