International cargo shipping involves importing or exporting goods from one country to another. Freight forwarding companies are intermediaries between shipper and transporter, organising the international logistical aspects of a shipment and finding the most efficient and cost-effective method of shipping goods from point A to point B.
Freight forwarders act as shipping agents organising logistics for a shipping consignment. Freight forwarding services include warehousing, negotiating transportation costs, booking cargo space, customs clearance and shipping documentation, cargo insurance and inventory management.
A freight forwarding company takes care of the logistical aspects of international shipping. Acting as the middle man between the shipper and transporter, a freight forwarder finds the best solution to ensure the most efficient movement of cargo to destinations worldwide.
A specific freight forwarding insurance policy covers cargo being shipped internationally by any mode of transport. Such a policy protects the shipper from unexpected loss or damage of goods being transported.
A freight forwarder is there to help you export and import your goods, undertaking the time consuming logistical aspects of international shipping. Freight forwarders have expert knowledge and established relationships with carriers, which means they can negotiate the fastest, safest and cheapest transit of your cargo.
Air freight forwarders specialise in moving cargo by air. They have extensive knowledge of air freight and air shipments, and this is likely to enable them to provide better rates due to their specific industry relationships.