About Us

Waters Shipping Company had its beginning on February 6, 1960 and is the oldest customs brokerage and freight forwarder corporation in North Carolina, with Customhouse Brokers license number 3379 and FMC license number 70F.

Waters Shipping Company continues as a third generation family owned business with Catherine Chafin as the current President, holder of Customhouse Broker license number 11990 issued in 1990.

The corporation, with it’s home office located in Wilmington, N. C. has a branch located in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

Waters Shipping Company is a member of the National customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America, the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and the NFIB.

Waters Shipping Company is a certified Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) participant for the prompt filings of Importer Security Filings (ISF), Customs clearance and delivery of your cargo. We hold a National Customs Permit allowing us to perform this service in all United States ports of entry. We provide marine insurance through our Open Cargo Policy and will assist you any way to insure a prompt and satisfactory claim should there ever be a need. Through our surety we provide the customs bonds required for import clearances.