There is a lot that goes into the work of freight forwarders . While the freight forwarder handles the details of your international shipping , it is important to know what a freight forwarder does
A freight forwarder does not actually move your freight. A shipping company does that
The freight forwarder acts as an intermediary between a shipper and various transportation services such as ocean shipping on cargo ships, trucking, air freight, and moving goods by rail.
A freight forwarding company utilizes established relationships with carriers, airlines and trucking companies, to rail and ocean shipping , in order to obtain the best rates.
What do freight Forwarders do ?
Freight forwarders handle the logistics of shipping goods from one international destination to another, a task that would otherwise be a formidable burden for their client.
Definition of a freight forwarding company according to business Dictionary
“Firm specializing in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. It usually provides a full range of services including: tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarders usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services.”
Global Contract Logistics is not just a freight forwarder offering competitive rates, we are an international freight forwarder providing time critical pick-up and delivery services. Your shipment is important to us . Global Contract Logistics offers both LCL and FCL Ocean Freight Services . We can also handle your inland and sir transportation needs.
We also offer fast and effective cross dock services if you need to have your cargo shipped quickly to your customer. Our warehouses are strategically located to serve your needs.
We have been the first choice Miami freight forwarding for many years.
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