SHAARS International, Inc. headquarters are located in Rockford, Illinois, about 75 miles West of Chicago. Our location in the Mid-West is perfect to serve Manufacturers from coast to coast and beyond. Chicago has more than 400 freight forwarders working day and night serving all destinations of the world.
Chicago has 80+ Consulates/Consuls General as well as 100+ international/ethnic Chambers of Commerce and international trade organizations. Chicago-based companies have businesses in 170 countries and territories.
Chicago has an unmatched combination of transportation modes and infrastructure. It is a hub for both domestic and international freight transportation. Over 925 million tons of freight worth $1.3 trillion move directly into and out of the Chicago region each year. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has more than 1,400 daily departures from Chicago to more than 200 cities worldwide.
In 2014, Chicago was ranked the 9th most visited city in the U.S. by international travelers with an estimated 1,378,000 visitors from overseas (excluding Canada and Mexico):