A company or individual performing or arranging services related to the international movements of commodities on behalf and on order of a company or person. A forwarding agent offers the technical knowledge for taking care of all aspects of shipment but does not provide the function of a prime carrier.
A firm which organises and arranges for the carriage of goods.
Arranges the carriage of goods and the associated formalities on behalf of the shipper or the receiver. In some instances the Forwarding agent may be the operator of the service used eg Driver accompanied Trailer service from the originating country to destination country
Most smaller importers use a forwarding agent to handle customs clearance for goods coming into the UK from outside the EU.
a person the exporter authorizes to perform services that facilitate the export described on the Shipper's Export Declaration (SED)
An agent who looks after all the freight matters on behalf of the exporter.
An intermediary who arranges for the carriage of goods and/or associated services on behalf of a shipper or the receiver.
Person or organisation specialising in arranging the delivery of goods from port of arrival
The person in the United States who is authorized by a principal party in interest to perform the services required to facilitate the export of items from the United States. This may include air couriers or carriers.
This is the person in the country of origin who is authorized by a principle party in interest to perform the services required to facilitate the export of the items from the country of origin. This may include air couriers or carriers. In routed export transactions, the forwarding agent and the exporter may be the same for compliance purposes under the EAR.
agent who handles all shipping matters for the exporter.