Freight forwarder's work in a range of areas and responsibilities from shipping documentation, customs clearance, location transportation, Warehousing, Packaging, Freight Negotiation with Airline & Shipping companies etc.
it's important to know the required documents when you transport the goods or consignment to a foreign land. commercial invoice, packing list, certificate of origin, shippers letter of declaration and bill of lading or airway bill are the important documents to be prepared along with the shipment.
A freight forwarder must have the capability to transport the good locally. Freight forwarder assists to pick the cargo from your warehouse to forwarder warehouse or to customs bonded location to complete the customs formalities and prepare the good to ship.
Proper warehousing is important for every forwarder. Normally most of the freight forwarder having own warehousing facilities or have a tie-up with other large warehousing companies. there is a separate warehouse for perishable cargo, food products and HAZ Cargo (DG Cargo). IATA (international air transport Association) has specified the requirement for the cargo warehousing for freight forwarders.
The forwarder assists the customer on how to properly do package the products for exports.It is very important to do the proper labeling and packing especially for hazardous cargo and special care cargoes.
Freight negotiation is one of the prime responsibility of a forwarder. due to high volume business, freight forwarders enjoy best-negotiated rates from carriers and airlines. Freight forwarders assist their customers to get competitive rates for the shipments.
When a company or an individual who want to transport the goods whether it is a personal or commercial cargo the forwarder who helps to complete the documentation, insurance, packing, warehousing, local transportation, booking the cargo with airline or shipping companies, prepare the customs declaration and follow up the consignment till delivery.
Luckily choosing a freight forwarder is less complicated nowadays. We FNC Group is a first-class freight forwarders network having coverage over 100 counties. please visit our membership directory or visit https://www.export.gov to find a right freight forwarder.