Europe Simplified

Freight Broker | Transportation between Canada and Europe


If you’re looking for a reputable freight broker that will handle the shipment of your goods , you are at the right place!

Europe Simplified provides a comprehensive and worldwide transportation network offering its clients with many different transportation solutions between all Canada and countries of the European Union.

Air freight

Air freight - Canada and Europe

Get easy access to direct airline cargo service to over 150 cities and global coverage through our team’s interline partnerships.

Ocean freight

Ocean freight - Canada and Europe

Leverage our network of ocean shipping lines to transport your goods between Canadian and European ports.

Inland transport

Inland transport - Canada and Europe

Our partner network includes hubs in all Canada and the European Union allowing you to transport your cargo inland both territories.

export freight from Canada to Europe by air

Are you looking to export freight from Canada to Europe by air?

We have established partnerships with several airlines that carry regular commodities from Canada to many European airports. Not only do we offer terminal to terminal transport solutions, we also offer door to door solutions. Top-level safety measures are implemented throughout our process, from the delivery of your goods to our terminals, to their transportation via our partner’s aircraft, from storage to delivery to the consignee.

import freight from Europe to Canada by air

Are you looking to import freight from Europe to Canada by air?

We manage the transportation of cargo from anywhere in the European Union to anywhere in Canada. Over time, we have developed partnerships with European companies allowing us to offer air freight services to transport goods from Europe to our Canadian customers’ facilities. We carry regular loads, which by their nature, require special handling in order to protect their integrity as much as possible and to meet our customers’ transport requirements.

Canada to Europe by ocean

Would you prefer to export your goods from Canada to Europe by ocean?

Our team provides full comprehensive ocean export services to Europe from Canada. We have access to a huge ocean carrier network ensuring you get competitive FCL and LCL tariffs. We provide ocean chartering, break bulk, RO/RO, Out-Of-Gauge and oversized cargo transportation services, offering both port to port and door to door transportation solutions.

import your goods from Europe to Canada by sea

Would you prefer to import your goods from Europe to Canada by sea?

With our broad range of ocean freight services supplying different types of equipment and consolidated services, we ensure your freight reaches the right place, at the right time in a cost-efficient way. Working in collaboration with many steamship lines and ocean alliances, we are able to offer weekly services from major container ports within Canada and Europe

goods transported within Canada

Are you looking to have your goods transported within Canada?

We offer Canadian inland transportation solutions. Whether your goods need to be delivered to a consignee’s location from a Canadian port/airport or need to be picked up at a shipper’s facility and delivered to a port/airport, we have partners with several transportation equipment and accessories (trucking and rail solutions) that can haul your products between two Canadian locations.

 freight transported within Europe

Are you looking to have your freight transported within Europe?

We also offer European inland trucking solutions across the European Union. Whether your goods need to be picked up from a shipper’s facility and delivered to a European port or airport, or need to be picked up at a port or airport and delivered to a specific consignee in Europe, we have partners with different transportation equipment that are able to haul your goods between two European locations.

Why choose Europe Simplified?

  • To simplify your international logistics workload

  • For quick and easy access to complete international transportation solutions

  • For simple and reliable transportation solutions

  • For ease to contact your logistics service provider

  • To be able to track your freight at all times during its transport

  • To form a collaborative partnership with your logistics service provider

  • Shipping overseas isn’t something simple. You want to deal with an experienced organization who wants to understand your business and make every effort to meet your requirements

  • Logistics and transportation isn’t something fun to have to manage. Our team will smoothen the process for you and make sure you have fun while executing your next international logistics project

What questions come to a shipper’s mind when shipping overseas?

There is no way that is completely safe to ship overseas. In fact, there is no complete safe way of shipping at all. There are many risks associated to transportation : weather conditions, mechanical issues, road accidents, theft, loss, just to name a few. There exists two ways to ship overseas : by air or by ocean. Depending on your shipping requirements, one suits better than the other. The main difference resides in transit time needs and the dimensions of your freight.
To port means that the delivery of goods takes place at a named port. In contrast, to door means that the delivery of goods takes place at a named inland location. This means that inland transportation from the port or terminal where the goods have arrived will be required to deliver the goods to a consignee’s facility.
Choose a rigid, good quality, corrugated cardboard box, pallet or crate. Make sure your name and destination is on every unit. If you are reusing a box, be sure to remove old shipping labels or cover up old addresses. Make your boxes full and tight. Do not leave air space in your box otherwise when other boxes are stacked on top of it, the one underneath will breakdown.
Normal terminal working times are Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 17:00 local time. However, we strongly advise you take the time to verify with the appropriate terminal so they confirm their opening hours per service.
No, you do not. It is at your own-risk. If an incident occurs, your freight would be covered under legal liability standard to the applicable transportation mode. We offer cargo insurance coverage. If you choose not to take out insurance with us, you will be agreeing to not claim against us or hold us responsible for any damages or loss caused, if applicable.
Call our cargo insurance representative: 1-866-977-9343.
An invoice will be sent to you once all the paperwork, measurements and total weight have been confirmed. Payment in full is required before setting up the pick-up arrangements.
We accept wire transfers in both Canadian and American dollar. You can also pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). For credit card payments, we add a 3% administrative fee.
Yes, you will need to. Customs is the governing agency that verifies items going into and out of a country are both legal and allowed. We suggest you to contact your customs broker whom should be able to assist you with the documents you will need to complete.
Every country has its own rules for the import and export of goods into and out of its territory, which its customs authority applies. Some goods may be restricted or forbidden for import and/or export.
Make sure to use a licensed logistics packaging company to pack guns, ammunition, food and anything hazardous including cleaning materials. Beware if the price is too low. There are a lot of operators whom will give you a very cheap rate and find an excuse to double your cost once they have possession of your freight. Make sure your boxes are all packed tight and well taped shut. Make sure your name is on all pieces. Do use a lot of bubble wrap.
Call your Europe Simplified logistics advisor.
Multiply your length, width and height figures together, giving you a total in cubic inches. Divide the total by 1728 (as there are 1728 cubic inches in a cubic foot).
Yes, and its importance varies subject to the transport mode.
There exists two loading and unloading methods for containers. There is what is called a “live load” where you usually get two hours free at loading/unloading, and if additional time is needed, extra charges are to be applied thereafter. The second method is called “drop and pick” which usually comes handy when you need more time to load/unload. The container would be dropped at your facility and collected 24, 48 hours or more following the drop of the container. The same concept is applied for 20 FT and 40 FT containers.
Unfortunately, it cannot be. There are too many aspects that could affect the rate before and during transit. For example, currency fluctuations, detention, demurrage, storage, inspection, peak season surcharge, bunker, fuel surcharge, emergency surcharge, war risk surcharge, security surcharge and other fluctuation charges.
Europe Simplified is just one phone call away: 1-866-977-9343.

Europe Simplified is AP International’s international logistics transportation solutions aimed at helping small-medium sized Canadian businesses import and export their freight between Canada and Europe.

AP International is a Canadian logistics solutions provider. The company was founded in 1995 and specializes in offering trucking and intermodal services throughout North America. For more information, please visit