freight forwarder

  

Definition

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. Also called forwarder.

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  • The freight forwarder carried out their job duties as expected and the goods were delivered on time and in perfect condition.

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  • Sometimes a freight forwarder will damage some of your shipment and you will need to have the shipping company contact them.

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  • My father was an expert freight forwarder and everything to do with imports, which made me proud to be his son.

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