Freight Forwarding & Shipping Solutions
Freight forwarders help consumers manage their shipments. They do everything from reserving spaces on ships and airplanes to handling international shipment documentation. Freight forwarders’ expertise and cooperation with a large number of logistic companies help to reduce shipping prices, however, it is very important to choose the right forwarder because some of them offer low quality services. Before hiring one, interview several different forwarders, read their former customers’ opinions online, and research how long they've been in business, how many locations they are working in, etc. Freight forwarders can tell you which type of transportation (sea, rail, air or ground) is the best for your business. They can help to choose a transportation company that will serve your business needs best.
Freight forwarders prepare documentation for cargo shipments which is often a complicated task because of the different laws in different countries. They also provide specific and accurate quotes of the shipping costs, storage costs, insurance, taxes, etc. One thing that freight forwarders cannot offer is to refund the value of your cargo if it is lost or damaged. A lot of customers make a mistake while thinking that freight forwarders, carriers and shipping companies are financially accountable for the cargo. What they don’t recognize is that international statutes and conventions protect logistic companies from liability for the lost and damaged cargo. Customers should purchase insurance themselves to protect their cargo.