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ACCLAIM FREIGHT & LOGISTICS SERVICES is one of the leading freight forwarding, cargo and logistics services companies in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Our agency is managed by a staff of veterans of the local shipping industry who have over 80 combined years of international freight forwarding experience and knowledge.

We offer a full suite of services for both imports and exports . We provide in-house worldwide transportation of cargo by Sea and Air Freight with N.V.O.C.C. operations and Customs Clearance.

We also specialize in Value Added Logistics and Door to Door Services.


Our Partners


We are partners with an host of international freight forwarding and shipping agents. These partners honor our need to give our clients the best possible experience available. Our partners act on our behalf within their respective countries. We leverage their expertise and commitment to achieve the objectives of our clients.

Our sub-offices are located close to the Trinidad seaports and airport. Our staff is on hand to oversee the lading and offloading of incoming and departing shipments. They speed-up the processing of documents and payment of shipping fees. They then track the shipment of our clients’ cargo until it arrives at its destination.

Global trade, in fact, business on the whole is evolving at a rapid pace. Freight forwarders must keep abreast of these changes to remain competitive. To this end our staff participates in regular training seminars. This enables us to make informed decisions and put the latest systems in place.

Up-to-date systems help us to better serve our clients who trust us with their business. We have earned their trust because of our track record for getting the job done. Our clients know that all our freight forwarding transactions are compliant with all Customs and international laws.

We place a strong focus on customer service because our clients’ needs are our priority.

We Handle Shipments of Any Size. Whether it is a Full Container Load (FCL) or Less Than Container Load (LCL).  Whatever the mode of transport, we ensure it gets to its destination on time and in good condition.
We take care of all the hassles involved in shipping so our clients can focus on managing their business.


Client Focus


The major part of our company’s focus is on our freight forwarding activity. We live and breathe this business. We are in the trenches every day, getting the job done.

We never leave anything to chance because our clients depend on us to keep their businesses flowing.

The other part of our focus is on ensuring that our clients can profit because of our services.

We always seek ways to lower their shipping costs. Always, we negotiate for better prices or shorter delivery times for our clients' cargo.

We are in business for our clients. We are still in business because of them.

Our business keeps growing because we work to help make our clients’ businesses profitable. Giving our customers a great experience is always at the heart of our operations.

We strive for excellence in pursuit of this goal.


Managing Director

Derek Telfer is the Founder and Managing Director of ACCLAIM Freight & Logistics Services.

Derek is a seasoned veteran of the freight and shipping industry in Trinidad and Tobago, with over 30 years of knowledge and working experience in international freight forwarding.

He has enjoyed a long and strong career in freight forwarding, working his way to supervisory and managerial levels at several shipping and customs companies. His last appointment before founding his own agency, was Director of Operations and Marketing at Sea Bridge Shipping and Brokerage, a stint that lasted just over five years.

In his quest to provide a higher level of personalized service that was noticeably lacking in the local industry he founded his family-owned company in 2007 with a vested interest in providing excellence in operational performance and delivering high business value to all clients.

With a small but highly experienced and diligent team of logistics professionals, he is ready to assist you with the import or export needs of your business.

Derek is a graduate of the prestigious Fatima College in Port of Spain. He is a member of the Fatima Old Boys Association and serves on the Board of Directors at his church.


Operations Director

Kyle Telfer is the Operations Director at ACCLAIM Freight & Logistics Services.

Son of the founder, he literally grew up in the shipping business. After graduating from university he worked as a teacher at a private high school and left that job in 2009 to join ACCLAIM, two years after his father established the company.

The consummate “go-getter”, Kyle brought his youthful energy and scholastic training to the job and is responsible for implementing many of the operating strategies that are key to the company’s high client retention rate.

Kyle has an excellent ability to understand our client’s needs. He continues to build on our foundation of acquiring repeat-business and personal recommendations from clients who have been impressed by his experience, tenacity and attention to detail, coupled with his ability to deliver sound logistics solutions for projects and budgets of all sizes.

He has a dynamic work ethic and is dedicated to each project from start to finish.