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What is an International Freight Forwarder?

What is the Difference Between Freight and Logistics?

The term “freight” refers to the method through which the goods are moving. It’s meant to broadly refer to cargo being shipped through various means, for example, by air or sea. On the other hand, logistics is the methodology used to get the goods from point A to point B. International freight forwarders and 3PLs manage logistics, or the flow of goods in a supply chain, from transportation to warehousing and planning to value-added services.

How Do Freight Forwarding Companies Work?

It’s important to note that in most cases, international freight forwarders do not own the steamships, airplanes, or trucks that they use to move cargo and freight around the globe. 

Working with a freight forwarder simplifies matters for the importer or buyer because the forwarding company, just like a travel agent, manages the responsibility of being the main point of contact throughout the entire process.

The freight forwarder manages the transport’s details from start to finish, tracking the cargo vessel’s arrival and contacting trucking or airline companies to ensure timely pickup and arrival. The freight forwarding partner coordinates these details and communicates to clients accordingly. Typically, the process of freight forwarding unfolds in ten phases. 

 The Freight Forwarding Process in a Nutshell:

  1. Determine Credit
  2. Establish Mode of Transportation
  3. Determine Weight and Dimensions or Containers Needed
  4. Review Documentation 
  5. Schedule Transportation
  6. Cut Bills of Lading
  7. 监控货物动向
  8. Contact the Notify Party When Cargo Reaches Destination
  9. Arrange for Delivery to Final Destination
  10. Invoice the Client

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