Import and export are key components for many lucrative companies. International shipping could offer you great business opportunities, but it may also seem daunting. The process, the paperwork and the rules in international trade can be intimidating. However, you cannot be a successful international consignor without having to interfere with logistics.
Clearing forwarding companies are experts in the storage and shipment of goods on behalf of its shippers. It usually offers a full range of services including tracking of domestic transport, preparation of shipping and export documents, storage, loading space booking, freight cost negotiation, freight consolidation, freight insurance and insurance claims filing.
A freight forwarder does not transport your freight by him. The freight forwarder acts as an intermediary between the various transport service providers, such as sea shipping on cargo ships, trucking, and accelerated carriage by air or by rail.
Clearing forwarding companies use established relationships with freight forwarders, air carriers, rail freight carriers and shipping lines, to negotiate the best possible price to move shippers’ goods on the most economical route by developing and selecting various offers and the best way to balance speed, cost, and reliability.
To meet the export documents and shipping requirements, many exporters use a carrier who acts as a shipping agent. The forwarder advises and assists customers in transporting goods from one destination to another most efficiently.