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What is the freight forwarder?

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What is the freight forwarder?
The full name of the freight forwarder is an International freight forwarder, abbreviated as "international freight forwarder".
It refers to the industry in which the international freight forwarding organization accepts the entrustment of the consignee or consignor of import and export goods and handles international cargo transportation and related business for the consignor in the name of the consignor or itself, and receives remuneration for labor services.
A freight forwarder acts as a middleman between the shipping company and the final destination of the goods. Although they do not carry out their own transport, they offer different modes of transport such as sea/sea freight, rail freight, road transport and air transport.
Means of transportation available to freight forwarders
1. Water transportation agency
Refers to the international freight forwarders who provide maritime freight services and related services. It can be divided into two types: ocean freight agency and river transportation agency.
2. Air freight agent
An international freight forwarder providing air cargo transport and related services.
3. Land transportation agency
Refers to freight forwarders who provide road, rail, pipeline transportation and other cargo transportation services and related services.
4. Combined transportation agency
Refers to the international freight forwarders that provide road, rail, pipeline transportation and other cargo transportation services and related services. This kind of agent can be further divided into sea-air combined transport agent, sea-rail combined transport agent, air-rail combined transport agent and so on.
Responsibilities of the freight forwarders
From the basic nature of the international freight forwarder, the freight forwarder mainly accepts the entrustment of the consignor on matters related to the transportation, transshipment, storage, loading and unloading of goods. On the one hand, it and the cargo shipper to conclude a transport contract, at the same time he and the transport department signed a contract, for the cargo shipper, he is the carrier of the goods. Quite a number of cargo agents master various means of transport and storage yard of goods, handling the transport of goods including land, sea and air in the operation of their business.
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