What Is a Freight Forwarder?
A freight forwarder is a company that specializes in arranging the storage and shipment of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. This type of a service is also sometimes simply referred to as a forwarder. The freight forwarder usually offers a full range of services including tracking the progress of inland transportation, preparing shipping and export documentation, warehousing freight in anticipation of shipping and booking cargo space on trains, airplanes, trucks and ships. As a freight forwarder, we are also able to negotiate freight charges, the consolidation of freight, insurance for the cargo and file any insurance claims on behalf of our clients.