An independent business that handles shipments for Compensation, either a local cartage or long haul carrier.
Common carrier who transports or provides transport of property by assembling or consolidation of shipments, performs break bulk or distributing operations in regard to such consolidated shipments and assumes responsibility for the transportation of such goods from point of receipt to point of destination.
Person or business who arranges documentation and travel facilities for companies despatching goods to customers. Friendly Society. A mutual benefit organisation having the main aim of providing maintenance and relief to members during sickness and retirement. Their tax advantages enable them to offer tax effective policies, but for limited premium levels only.
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A business operation that, in the ordinary course of its activities: (1) assembles and consolidates, property for shipment by air or performs or provides for the performance of brak-bulk and distribution operations with respect to consolidated shipments, and (2) is responsible for the transportation of property from the point of receipt to the point of destination. An air freight forwarder may utilize the services of a direct air carrier for the whole or any part of such transportation or may provide the entire transportation in its own airplane or motor trucks. An air freight forwarder is ordinarily classed as an indirect air carrier; however, under air transport industry deregulation, an air freight forwarder may operate as a direct carrier as well.
The party arranging the shipping of goods including associated services and / or necessary formalities on behalf and on order of a shipper / consignee.
Recommends cost effective transport services and arranges transportation, including door-to-door. Freight Forwarders may offer insurance. However, we recommend that quotations are also obtained from specialist cargo insurance brokers
An independent business that handles export shipment on behalf of the shipper without vested interest in the products. A freight forwarder is a good source of information and assistance on export regulations and documentation, shipping methods, and foreign import regulations.
A company that manages freight on behalf of a number of shippers, hence acts as a shipper or a logistics provider in different circumstances.
A person or corporation who arranges transport of goods on behalf of either the seller or buyer. In many cases the freight forwarder will also consolidate several small shipments into one larger one to take advantage of better freight rates. In most cases the freight forwarder will assume the legal liabilities of acting as a carrier.
A freight agent who generally arranges overseas shipments from port to port.
An entity/company responsible for undertaking export/import cargo arrangements on clients/shippers behalf at a seaport/airport, and so on. At a seaport it would include collection of freight, collection and issuing of Bills of Lading; notification of arrival and loading of goods; customs, import, and export documentation; payment of duties and levies as necessary, issuing of landing accounts and certificates of shipment; arranging sorting of cargo, cold storage, warehousing, transport to destination including near continent; cargo or damage surveys; Lloyds Agents surveys and so on. Also termed Forwarding Agent.
A person engaged in the business of shipping and distributing less than car / trailer load freight.
A party who acts as an agent of the shipper in making transportation arrangements, preparing necessary documents, and generally expediting the entire process of exporting cargo.
Company that, as an agent for the shipper, arranges transportation for goods. Many freight forwarders offer additional services such as preparing export documentation, arranging for goods to be packed into shipping containers, arranging for goods to clear customs, etc.
A service company that handles all aspects of export shipping for a fee.
A business that handles import/export shipments, and provides information and assistance for importing/exporting.
a company that arranges for the truck transportation of cargo belonging to others, utilizing for-hire carriers to provide the actual truck transportation
a company that ships goods, on a regular basis, to different locations around the world
a firm that assists exporters in the preparation of the export documents, book the cargo on board the exporting carrier, preparation of the bills of lading, obtaining cargo insurance, etc
an agent who arranges the transportation of goods for others
an entity that holds the dual status of carrier (vis-a-vis its customers) and shipper (vis-a-vis the underlying carrier it uses)
an independent agent that assists and facilitates the shipments of exported goods
an individual or company, which acts as an agent on behalf of a shipper
a person or company that manages the logistics associated with international freight transport
a person who takes care of the important steps of shipping the merchandise
a private service company licenced to support shippers and the movement of their goods
a shipping company that provides export services for shipping large items overseas
Party / agent responsible for arranging carriage of goods that include the connected parts and / or related formalities on behalf of a shipper / consignee.
A business that receives goods for transportation. Services include consolidation of small freight shipments of less than a carload and truckload or container lots assembled for delivery at lower shipping rates.
An agent who arranges transport of export cargo.
A specialist in handling overseas shipping details of exports and imports.
An individual or company that accepts less-than-truckload (LTL) or less-than-carload (LCL) shipments from shippers and combines then into carload or truckload lots. Designated as a common carrier under the Interstate Commerce Act. Freight forwarders issue a bill of lading for shipments and accept responsibility for cargo.
An individual or company that prepares the documentation and coordinates the movement and storage of export cargoes.
A company or person who handles the shipping of items from one country to another. Usually handles all documentation requirements.
A company handling all aspects of export shipping, including customs and export documentation. Sometimes, they can save you money by combining your shipment with others or using pre-booked carrier space.
An enterprise that provides services to facilitate the transport of shipments. Services can include documentation preparation, space and equipment reservation, warehousing, consolidation, delivery, clearance, banking and insurance services, and agency services. The forwarder may facilitate transport by land, air, ocean, or may specialize in one mode of transport. Also called Forwarder or Foreign Freight Forwarder.
A business or person who arranges shipments for customers usually break bulk and issues a HBL (sea) or HAWB (air). The freight forwarder then consolidates a number of shipments under one BL or AWB. The freight forwarder does not actually carry the cargo or conduct business for the ship.
An independent business that handles export shipments for compensation. (A freight forwarder is among the best sources of information and assistance on export regulations and documentation, shipping methods, and foreign import regulations.)
A company involved in the collection, consolidation, shipping and distribution of goods from overseas countries. Typically, freight forwarders clear freight through customs, prepare documents and arrange shipping, warehousing and delivery
One who assembles small shipments into one large shipment which is then tendered to a regulated over the road carrier. Upon reaching destination, the shipment is separated into small shipments and delivered.
A person whose business is to act as an agent on behalf of the shipper. A freight forwarder frequently makes the booking reservation.
A firm that handles export shipments for other firms.
One who accepts small lot shipments from shippers and combines them for forwarding in large lots. If international shipments are involved, a forwarder will attend to customs procedure and documents.
A firm that represents shippers by arranging transport and completing documentation required for international shipping.
An independent business which handles export shipments for compensation.
If you want to send goods overseas you'll normally need the services of a freight forwarder. The forwarder quotes for freight costs and other charges, prepares most of the freighting and customs documents, arranges marine insurance and attends to other freighting details.
Freight Forwarders, who are subject to regulations by the Interstate Commerce Commission, are defined by that commission as persons, other than carriers, who in the performance of contracts to transport property for the general public employ the services of rail, water, and other carriers. Freight Forwarders act on behalf of the shipper, and when retained for this purpose, attend to all the necessary details of shipping and documenting for the manufacturer or exporter, or vice versa, for the shipper and importer.
An independent business which handles exports shipments for compensation. Your freight forwarder can be among the best sources of information and assistance on U.S. export regulations and documentation, shipping methods, and foreign import regulations.
Arranges the carriage of goods and the associated formalities on behalf of the shipper or the receiver. In some instances the Freight Forwarder may be the operator of the service used eg Driver accompanied Trailer service from the originating country to destination country.
Company or person who organises transportation of cargo including one or all of the following: sea, air or rail transport, haulage and customs clearance.
An independent business that dispatches shipments for exporters for a fee. Transportation can include shipping by land, air, or sea, or other resources. Usually it handles all the services connected with an export shipment, including full preparation of documents arranging for shipping, warehousing, delivery and export clearance.
a third party company working on behalf of a manufacturer which organises the collection and delivery of goods to the consignee by sea, air or road. Buys and re-sells space on board airlines and ships.
1) An individual/company that accepts less-than truckload (LTL) shipments and consolidates them into truckload lots on a for-hire basis. 2) An agent who helps expedite shipments by preparing the necessary documents/making other arrangements for moving freight.
arranges the shipping of goods overseas.
A person that dispatches shipments via common carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments on behalf of shippers and processes the documentation or performs related activities incident to those shipments.
See Air Freight Forwarder
A person or firm engaged in the business of dispatching shipments on behalf of other firms or individuals in foreign or domestic commerce and of handling the formalities involved with such shipments, provided the person or firm has been duly licensed by the applicable federal agency to perform such services. In addition to being a worldwide van line, A. Arnold is also a licensed freight forwarder.
A person who arranges the shipping and export clearance of imported merchandise. He/she generally assembles collects and consolidates less-than-truckload freight and also acts as an agent in the transshipping of freight to or from foreign countries and the clearing of freight through Customs for compensation.
Serves a dual role. To the airlines, the freight forwarder is a shipper. To their customers, the freight forwarder is an indirect carrier or agent. The freight forwarder receives freight from customers under his own tariff, usually consolidating it into larger shipments, prepares necessary documents and makes arrangements for moving freight.
The company authorized by a shipper to perform the services required to facilitate the export of items from the United States. This may include air couriers or carriers.
A middleman in the business of wholesaling transportation. Said firms specialize in arranging the transport of merchandise and completing documentation for the transport of the merchandise. Frequently, a freight forwarder accumulates small export shipments from numerous shippers and combines them into larger quantities to obtain lower freight rates.
One who represents an exporter in arranging overseas shipments.
A person or firm engaged in the business of consolidating the shipments of different shippers into carload lots and forwarding them in volume lot service. Also, one who is in the business of clearing and trans-shipping property to and from foreign countries.
A carrier that collects small shipments from shippers, consolidates the small shipments and uses a basic mode to transport these consolidated shipments to a destination where the freight forwarder delivers the shipment to the consignee.
Often the easiest way of handling the complexities of exporting, including the completion of documentation, is to use a freight forwarder. He provides advice on modes of transport, packaging and storage and can assume responsibility for the entire export process.
A firm that assembles small shipments from many sources, consolidates them, and tenders them as a single shipment to a carrier; international freight forwarders also handle documentation.
A freight forwarder is an individual or company that dispatches shipments via asset based carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments. Common carrier types could include waterborne vessels, airplanes, trucks or railroads.