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International Logistics & Global Transport

International capabilities to securely support your global growth goals

At Murphy, we aim to streamline the warehousing and distribution process for import and export products. We do this through our Central Examination Station and Midwest International Logistics Center in Minneapolis. These facilities help businesses comply with regulatory standards before official entry into the US.


Murphy operates the Central Examination Station as a U.S. Customs clearance inspection hub for all sizes of cross-border shipments (both FCL and LCL). We accept freight through all trade lanes, whether it arrives by rail, truck, or air.

We invest in international logistics solutions technology to provide extra security, ensure proper storage of perishables, and speed up container movements. As a bonded warehouse, we prepare products for inspection and sampling. Our documentation and clearance expertise has helped many businesses complete the compliance process quickly and easily.

We also work closely with several government agencies: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (CBP), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to name a few.


Murphy operates the only General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone in FTZ 119 (FTZ) within the 3501 Customs region. It is located at our Minneapolis logistics campus (MILC). The general purpose zone gives importers the ability to enter their shipment into the FTZ in order to identify and rectify any problems with their shipment prior to submitting importation documents to U.S. Customs. The other FTZ in the area is at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

As a custom bonded warehouse, Murphy provides multiple advantages to the global supply chain. Importers and exporters can use us for long-term storage of imported freight, product modification, and export of imported goods for global transport without any duties or inspection.

Importers, in general, can undertake the following activities in a General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone for both air or ocean freight.

  • Product De-Assembly, Re-labelling, Repackaging
  • Product Testing/Sampling
  • Product Repair and Storage (Up to 5 years for restricted goods)
  • Salvaging, Destroying, and Manipulation
  • Cleaning, Processing, Mixing

Through MILC, our International Logistics Division, we specialize in international bonded warehousing and container freight station service.

Because Murphy has the experience and connections to ensure your international logistics needs are met on time and correctly, we know we can help you progress your business forward. Reach out to discover how we can work with your custom needs to ensure the best global transport experience possible!