They call us: “The Cargo Masters”
The service started in the 1950’s when Georges Abouzeid concentrated most of his activities in the customs clearance business. Due to the geographical advantage of Beirut port & airport, demand increased for transshipment of large construction & oil equipment destined to Gulf countries. During the Lebanese war, more interest was given to the local market.
In 1985, Elie Georges Abouzeid founded “Cargomaster Abouzeid & Co s.a.l” and has since then been devoted to all Air & Sea freight forwarding amongst other services such as international household removals, project equipment, door to door deliveries & exhibition logistical management. “Master Line s.a.r.l” was established in 1987 as a neutral NVOCC & devotes all of its activities to the Air & Sea consolidation service. The name changed from the 1st of February 2005 to “Cargomaster Line s.a.r.l”. “Beirut Overseas Agency s.a.r.l.” was established in 1991 and is dedicated as a shipping line & chartering representative.
In 1992, the group acquired the oldest freight forwarding company in the Middle East “Levant Express Transport s.a.l“. The company was established in 1930 by a German organization and was very active in the transit business to Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and neighboring countries. Due to the start of the Lebanese war in the 70’s, the management composed mainly by Germans nationals had to evacuate the country. Elie Abouzeid acquired all shares of the company in 1992, LET is now fully owned and managed by “Abouzeid Holding sal”.
Having assembled a team of specialized people with many years of experience in the forwarding industry, our aim is to offer a wide range of high quality and cost competitive services. Our product portfolio is constantly expanding to match our desire to be the leading transportation group in the region.
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Why choose us?
Well rounded & structured product portfolio. Full logistics services, import & export, air & sea freight, clearance, insurance, added value services, etc. All at your fingertips under one roof.
One of the first shipping companies in Lebanon since 1930. More than 80 years of cumulative experience in transport & logistics. Young & dynamic team of professionals.
Steady growth year after year. Aggressive sales force with a go‐getter attitude. Efficient & optimized operations – internal KPI’s & SOP’s. Long lasting & growing business relationship with vendors. Strong networking within the Lebanese market & government authorities.
Ensuring punctuality & accuracy of services. Customer Centricity – Always put customers first & pursue fair profit. Learn to listen & ability to interpret the customers’ needs. Presenting value to customers – Offer a wide range of high quality & cost efficient services. Building long-term partnerships – Customer loyalty & credibility.
Cargo Consolidation: air & sea freight groupage, LCL weekly imports from 20 major markets, LCL fortnightly exports to +600 destinations worldwide.
Dangerous Goods: packing, labeling, declaration, documentation & shipping of flammable, corrosive, toxic & radioactive cargo.
Time Critical Shipments: Onboard Courier, AOG Aircraft-On-Ground, Clinical Trials & Temperature Controlled Shipments.
Project Forwarding, Heavyweight & Oversized Cargo: packaging control, port/airport handling supervision, job-site delivery up to final positioning at factory, work site or project destination.
Compliance with international standards & regulations. Legalized & fully licensed organization. Very well versed technological platform & infrastructure. Strategic alliances with multinational & regional groups. Members of:
IATA, FIATA, Lebanese Forwarders’ Syndicate, Chamber of Commerce, Chambre de Navigation, etc
Strong ethical & social responsibilities. Good & well respected reputation. Ensuring transparent & visible communications with customers. Always operate with rich human qualities: passion, strong will & creativity. Contribute to the advancement of the global economy by engaging in community & global activities. Live up to society’s trust in us by being fair, ethical & responsible.
80 Years and still moving!
We are a family owned and run business specialized in international freight forwarding & cargo consolidation to and from Lebanon. Backed by 3 generations of extensive experience in this field, our expertise is unrivaled.
Today, the third Abouzeid generation is managing Cargomaster’s activities. Roy Elie Abouzeid is responsible of business developments and finances while Jacques Elie Abouzeid is in charge of the operational and commercial side of the business.