A person or firm performing a consolidation service for others. The consolidator takes advantage of lower full carload (FCL) rates, and savings are passed on to shippers.
Company issuing bills of lading (see Bill of lading) for the carriage of cargo on vessels or aircraft.
The person or firm that consolidates (combines) cargo from a number of shippers into a container that will deliver the goods to several buyers.
Special forms signed by the consular office of a country to which cargo is destined.
A person or firm operating a consolidation service for other shippers.
A person or firm performing a consolidation service of small lots of cargoes for shippers.