What Does A Freight Forwarder Do

When looking for a company to help you with your international shipping, understanding where additional costs are coming from is also important. Import duties, taxes, and other customs and inspection fees are determined by each country's government. This fee is constant regardless of which shipping company you use.

A cargo forwarder, or freight agent is a person or company that arranges shipments for other individuals or companies and can also act as a carrier.

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In other words, as a freight forwarders, they help other companies import or export cargo from one country to another or from one city to another.

Some companies deliver all or part of sea freight. There are rules and documents that must be followed in order to make such a shipment. A good carrier will ensure that commercial invoices, declarations, bills of lading, and all other documents are completed correctly.

They have agents in all other countries with which we facilitate transportation across oceans. The presence of agents at both ends of the shipment helps expedite customs clearance and other disruptions.

Some companies may place more importance on time than money and choose to pay for air freight rather than the cost of the container. The cost of container and air transportation can be difficult to compare from one shipping company to another. It is important to check that the shipping terms are the same.