Customs Brokerage / Freight Forwarding

Founded in 1946 by John M. and Lillian C. Brining, John M. Brining, Co., Inc. is a Mobile, Alabama-based customs brokerage and freight forwarder with a pristine national reputation coupled with strong family values. In 2016, they became a subsidiary of Dunavant Logistics Group, adding in-house brokerage to the Dunavant portfolio of customer service offerings.

Whatever the unique circumstances of your business, we will clear your shipment through customs and all other necessary government agencies, meeting your individual needs and carefully following your specific instructions. Because you interact with only one individual when we manage your customs brokerage requirements, your shipment status is always readily available.  

International Freight Forwarding

Our dedicated team analyzes your particular needs and identifies the shipping options that best ensure an efficient and economical delivery.

Cargo Consolidation and Charter Brokerage

Our services provide savings of your two most important assets: time and money. Whether you need to ship less than container load or are filling an entire vessel, we will apply our market knowledge and international network to create a financially and logistically effective shipping solution.

Agencies requiring freight clearance

  • U.S Customs
  • Coast Guard
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public Health
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • Regulatory agencies at the city, county, state, and federal levels

 Sample Documents

  • Normal Clearance
  • Same Condition Drawback
  • Manufacturer’s Drawback
  • In Transit (In Bond)
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Temporary Importation Bond
  • International Bonds (Continuous & Single Interaction)
  • Cargo Insurance
  • Import Mail Entries
  • Vessel Supply Entries
  • Banking Documents

Learn more about Dunavant's customs brokerage and freight forwarding offerings here.