Why use a Freight Forwarder ?
International, Worldwide Distribution is a complex process, especially after Brexit, which invoices delivering packages and pallets to destinations all over the world. We will explore how worldwide distribution works and the benefits to using a freight forwarder.
How does a Freight Forwarder Work?
A freight forwarder is a company that specializes in the transportation and coordination of shipments ranging from documents to pallets by air, road and sea. They act as intermediaries between the shipper and various transpiration carriers, such as cargo airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies to ensure that the shipment arrives at its destination on time and in good condition.
What are the benefits of using a Freight Forwarder?
1. Expertise: Freight forwarders have extensive knowledge of the logistics industry, including transportation regulations, customs requirements and documentation procedures. They treat each shipment individually to get you the best price and fastest transit time.
2. Cost effective: Freight forwarders can often negotiate lower rates with carriers due to their volume of shipments. This means that their clients are not held to high fixed tariffs with specific transit times if they choose to utilise one carrier.
3. Convenience: Freight forwarders handle all aspects of the transportation process, from picking up to delivery, completion of all paperwork, customs clearance and the monitoring of shipments.
4. Global Coverage: Freight forwarders have a global network of transportation carriers which means that they can transport any shipment worldwide by air road and sea to virtually any destination.
In conclusion, a freight forwarder is valuable partner for businesses that need to transport any items from documents to large or heavy shipments across borders. With their expertise, cost effective solutions, global coverage, convenience and risk management services, freight forwarders can ensure that your shipment arrives at its destination on time and in good condition.