Is your company looking to move goods globally? If so, find out how working with the right Freight Forwarder could be an asset.

A Freight Forwarder also known as ‘Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers’ specialises in organising shipments on behalf of their clients. They essentially move goods from the producer or manufacturer to the last point of distribution. And will take care of all the organisation and administration of moving freight apart from the actual shipping.

It is common for a Freight Forwarding company to arrange the importing and exporting of their clients’ goods using whatever modes of transport necessary.

What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?

A reputable Freight Forwarder is often considered the vital link in the supply chain. They act as the intermediaries between the client and various transportation services involved in the shipment of goods internationally.

Most freight forwarding companies will usually offer a range of services. They will deal with the preparation of shipping. This includes export and packing documentation. Booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges and arranging customs clearance.

A Freight Forwarder will also track inland transportation on your behalf.

Typical Freight Forwarding Services;

  • Insurance
  • Customs Documentation
  • Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier documentation
  • Bills of Lading
  • Warehousing
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Methods of International Payment

Why Use a Freight Forwarder when Shipping Internationally?

A good freight forwarding service can be a huge asset to almost any company dealing in the international transportation of goods. Freight Forwards can often save clients a great deal of time and money.

A reputable Freight Forwarder will have a great deal of knowledge about the processes involved in moving goods. Plus, access to a wide network of agents and transport firms around the world.

If you would like more information about the range of Freight Forwarding Services, contact Allfresch Logistics.

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