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International shipping and freight forwarders

A freight forwarder is an intermediary who acts on behalf of importers, exporters, or other companies or persons.

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A freight forwarder is an intermediary who acts on behalf of importers, exporters, or other companies or persons organising the safe, efficient, and cost-effective transportation of goods.

Taking into account the type of goods and the customer’s delivery requirements, freight forwarders arrange the best means of transport using the services of shipping lines, airlines, road, and rail freight operators. In some cases, the freight forwarding company itself provides the service.

Companies vary in size and type, from those operating on a national and international basis, to smaller, more specialised firms who deal with particular types of goods or operate within particular geographical areas. Freight forwarders typically arrange cargo movement to regional or international destinations.

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