International Freight Forwarding Services
The modern shipping industry depends on many different and interrelated partners to ensure that the cargo that starts with the seller arrives on time and undamaged to its final destination. Among these roles is that of the freight forwarder.
The freight forwarder makes sure the shipment travels expeditiously and at the lowest cost possible. Providing international logistics services to manage the importing and exporting of goods is just one of the tasks freight forwarding companies handle daily.
The professionals at Asiana USA are certified global freight forwarders and have many years of experience. With offices in North America and Asia, as well as relationships with the top 50 movers and shippers in the world, our team can provide efficient freight forwarding and global logistics tasks for a variety of customers.
By offering different shipping options that suit all kinds of shippers, our freight forwarders can create multiple routes and options for our clients. Our customers are our priority, and we seek out the fastest and most cost-effective ways for you to transport your goods anywhere in the world.
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. A 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 forwarding companies build cost-effective supply chain solutions with trucking companies, ocean carriers, rail transport, and cargo planes.
Freight forwarders usually create their own bills of lading with cooperating agents at the point of destination who are ready to process and complete the documentation and forward the goods to the final destination. This involves large-scale international shipping, as well as local transportation from warehouses to intermodal drayage points and back.
By working closely with our transportation partners, Asiana USA can provide cost-effective shipping options that suit all types of customers, timelines, and budgets.
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. We arrange for the loading of the cargo on a ship or facilitate the use of rail cars, trucks, or vessel-operating common carriers to complete the job.
We also work with global air freight forwarders, if necessary, although shipping by air can be more expensive than ocean shipping. For many shippers, the decision on whether to ship by sea or by air depends on their product and the nature of their supply chain. For clients shipping perishable foods, sensitive items, or urgent packages, air shipping is worth the extra cost.
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 ocean shipping. These relationships that are based on trust and competence help to move the freight efficiently, while streamlining the bidding process and balancing the speed and reliability of the shipment.
The freight forwarder removes the huge burden of shipping goods from the shipper’s responsibility and professionally performs this task. International freight forwarding services tasks can include the transportation of goods, handling of paperwork and documentation, warehousing, drayage, and customs clearance.
Why Should I Use Freight Forwarder?
The shipper can export and import goods without the services of a freight forwarder. However, 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 can save time and money and the stress of the unknown.
At Asiana USA, we aim to help our customers by taking care of any or all of the tasks involved with shipping your goods internationally. Whether you are looking for a full-service solution for building a supply chain for your business or transportation, warehousing, or customs clearance, we can provide custom-built logistics solutions.
A freight forwarder can facilitate a number of processes involved with international shipments. While the logistics of physically exporting goods is a large part of the process, your freight forwarding partner can create, compile, and review export documents required, your commercial invoice, as well as documentation needed for cargo insurance and customs clearance.
In addition, freight forwarders have experience working with shipping partners, processing paperwork, and solving for expediting unforeseen issues with shipments. This can help when trying to solve an issue at foreign ports.
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The global supply chain depends on the collaboration of a huge number of shippers, intermodal points, trucks, ships, trains, and planes. Freight forwarders handle the logistics of connecting and maintaining routes and schedules between different modes of travel.
In addition to transportation, freight forwarders also handle shipping documentation, customs clearance, consolidation, and warehousing. In an industry with so many delicate moving parts, it is important to work with a freight forwarder that provides an array of shipping options, cost-effective solutions, and attentive customer service.
One of the best international shipping companies, Asiana USA has filled the role of the freight forwarder for our satisfied customers, and we can assign our trained professionals to assist you when you need to ship your goods anywhere in the world.
We have offices in New York and Los Angeles in the United States, as well as in China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, and experience working with shippers all over the world.
We can advise you with all the updated information and regulations that may affect your cargo and give you an estimate to meet your budget, all while providing top-tier customer service. Contact us at (800) 500-1808 and let us move your goods safely and efficiently to their destination.
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We have been dealing with the experts at Asiana USA for many years in their California and China offices. Their agents are helpful, considerate, and detail-oriented and we confidently suggest their services to any company looking for specialized logistic and shipping providers. Their agents patiently handle numerous information requests and react quickly to any questions concerning shipments we always have the impression that our business is a priority.
The courteous staff at Asiana USA is always there when you need them. They exhibit a high level of professionalism in every interaction with their clients and respond promptly to any inquiry. As a returning customer, I highly recommend the services provided by Asiana USA for anyone looking for a logistics company that is driven by efficiency and respect for the customer’s individual needs. Their endless efforts in catering to our logistics needs for the international export of our products are more than appreciated.
I enjoy working with the staff at Asiana USA because I truly feel that my company’s needs are their focus. No matter the issue or question that my team has in the logistics process, an agent at Asiana USA has the answers. They are pioneers in their field, and their expertise is evident in their efficient customer service protocol.