CETA Simplified

Freight Broker | Transportation between Canada and the European Union


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

CETA 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 CETA and Canada

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

Ocean freight

Ocean freight CETA and Canada

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

Inland transport

inland haulage canada CETA

Our partner network includes hubs in Canada and the European Union allowing you to quickly and easily ship your goods from/to local inland facilities.

export goods from Canada to Europe by air

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

export your goods from 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 ocean

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

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.

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 perhaps 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 that are able to haul your goods between two Canadian locations.

your goods transported within Europe

Are you looking to have your goods transported within Europe?

We also offer European inland transportation solutions. Whether your goods need to be picked up from a shipper’s facility and delivered to a European port/airport or need to be picked up at a port/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 CETA Simplified?

  • To simplify your overseas logistics workload
  • To stop wasting your time and get to focus on your value-added activities
  • To have quick and easy access to complete overseas transportation solutions
  • Because you deserve to have access to simple and reliable transport solutions
  • To be easily able to contact your logistics provider
  • To have 100% visibility of your freight during transit
  • To form a collaborative partnership with your logistics provider
  • Because shipping overseas isn’t something simple. You want to be dealing with a partner who wants understand your business and makes every effort to meet your requirements
  • To have fun even when having to manage complex international logistics projects

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.

CETA Simplified : 1-866-977-9343.

Our team manages transportation projects through Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (Holland), Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.

CETA Simplified is part of AP International’s international logistics and transportation solutions aimed at helping small-medium sized Canadian businesses looking to have their freight transported between Canada and countries of the European Union.

AP International is a freight broker and logistics service provider located in the greater Montreal (Canada) area. The company was founded in 1995. Its team specializes in offering road transportation and rail freight solutions throughout North America. To visit AP International’s website, please follow this link: apinternational.ca

Canada and the European Union have signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which sets new standards for international trade between these two regions. If you are looking for a logistics partner who can help you with the transport of your cargo, call CETA Simplified. We know all about the CETA agreement!

When needing to transport freight from/to the European Union, choose CETA Simplified