International Freight Forwarding Services
The modern shipping industry depends on many different and interrelated partners to make sure that the cargo that starts with the seller arrives on time and undamaged to the destination the buyer has requested. Among these roles is that if the Freight Forwarder. This job has become of utmost importance in making sure the shipment travels expeditiously and at the lowest cost possible. The professionals at Asiana USA are certified Global Freight Forwarders, and they have many years of experience in handling this responsibility.
What is Freight Forwarding?
A freight forwarder is a person or company that specializes in the storage, organization, and shipping of the goods a shipper needs to transport to a particular destination. The freight forwarder provides the full range of services related to shipping including the preparation of export and import documentation, booking of cargo space on the vessel, warehousing, insurance, freight consolidation, and insurance claims.
Freight forwarders usually create their own bills of lading with cooperating agents at the point of destination ready to process and complete the documentation and forward the goods to the appropriate destination.
What does a Global Freight Forwarder do?
The freight forwarder does not actually move your shipment. The freight forwarder acts as the intermediary between the shipper and the different types of transportation that are used to move the cargo. They may arrange for the loading of the cargo on a ship or facilitate the use of rail cars or trucks to complete the job. They can also work with global air freight forwarders if necessary although shipping by air can be more expensive.
One of the most critical functions of a freight forwarder is to establish good working relationships with all types of carriers including air, trucking, rail, and shipping. These relationships that are based on trust and competence do much to move the freight efficiently while streamlining the bidding process and balancing the speed and reliability of the shipment. In short, the freight forwarder removes the huge burden of shipping goods from the shipper’s responsibility and professionally performs this task.
Why Should I Use Freight Forwarder?
The shipper can export and import goods without the services of a freight forwarder, but due to the complexities of regulations, documentation, import and export fees, and the necessity to often use more than one mode of transportation, the services of the freight forwarder will save time and money and the stress of the unknown.
One of the best International Shipping Companies, Asiana USA has filled the role of the freight forwarder many times over the years, and we can assign our trained professionals to assist you when you need to ship your goods anywhere in the world. We can advise you with all of the updated information and regulations that may affect your cargo and give you an estimate to meet your budget. Contact us today at Asiana.com.
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