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Important Terms in Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarding is an essential part of the logistics involved with contemporary international trade, but it's not an area the average citizen knows much about. If you're attempting to employ a freight forwarding service, many companies offer free rate quotes on their websites, but first you should familiarize yourself with the terms and concepts used in the industry. What follows is a list of the most commonly used terms that might trip up the casual reader.

  • Freight Forwarder - An individual or company responsible for arranging shipments of containers from one party to another, domestically or internationally. A forwarder handles all logistics issues and ensures compliance with the law. They may or may not also act as a carrier.
  • Carrier - A company responsible for dispatching vehicles to transport cargo from one location to the other. This can be accomplished by sea, land, air, or any combination of these.
  • Customs Broker - An agent in the U.S., licensed by the Department of Treasury experienced in all aspects of customs clearance issues, including import and export licenses.
  • Customs Bond - Required by the U.S. Customs Service to ensure payment from importers. Also called surety bonds, these come in two types, single entry and continuous. The relatively cheap single entry bond covers a single transaction; the quite costly continuous bond covers all transactions by an importer at all U.S. ports during a one-year period.
  • Customs Entry - A form required for all containers entering the U.S., describing all incoming goods and all fees associated with it.
  • Cartage - The act of hauling goods from one location to another. This can encompass every method from trucking cargo on land to transporting via airplane.
  • Liner - A type of ship employed to transport large amounts of cargo across the ocean.
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    Wrapit Express Crate and Ship
    Our full service shipping company deals with all aspects of logistics, including freight forwarding in the local Georgia area. Making sure your freight gets where it needs to go with our forwarding service.
     
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    Cosa Freight Inc.
    1100 Circle 75 Pkwy, Suite 859, Atlanta, GA 30339
    Cosa Freight is an International Freight Forwarder and headquartered in Shenzhen, China. We have USA sales offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
    (770) 612-4366
    Pei Logistics
    598 Red Oak Rd, Stockbridge, GA 30281
    Our company provides shipping broker services, specializing in LTL freight forwarding, air, truck and ocean shipping services. Call us today for a quote or to speak to an agent.
    (888) 744-7911
    Bolt Freight Express
    2709 Still Farms Pl, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    We network in the transportation industry by building bridges with shippers and carriers to transport freight. Our goal is to network relevant carrier and transport freight companies together for mutual growth.
    (678) 373-1667
    Freight Quote Finder
    2519 Briers North Dr Suite 311, Atlanta, GA 30360
    Your best choice destination for all of your freight quote needs around the local area. Easy to choose shipping options, book shipments and payment processing available. The best freight forwarding company around!
    (404) 537-2110
    Beja Custom House Brokers
    4562 Lawrenceville Hwy Nw Ste 210, Lilburn, GA 30047
    We are a U.S. customers broker that clears in all U.S. ports, enabling you to send and receive materials throughout the country. We offer all modes of transportation for worldwide distribution, importing, and exporting.
    (770) 279-9773
    Jfl Group Llc
    1831 Alcovy Oaks Ct, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    JFL Group LLC is a full-service trucking, Shipping and freight company. We represent the best companies in the logistic, shipping and freight industry.
    (470) 269-5039
    ML Freight LLC
    N/A, Grayson, GA 30017
    Contact our supply chain management company in Grayson, GA, at (844) 649-3740, and let us help you secure your business's shipments.
    (770) 736-8383
    Blue Line Shipping, LLC
    3800 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 210, Suwanee, GA 30092
    International air cargo shipping from the USA to Africa, Nigeria Lagos, Europe, Asia, Australia and Central and South America.
    (678) 710-8862
    Integrated Logistics Group
    3333 Piedmont Rd Ste 2050, Atlanta, GA 30305
    Integrated Logistics Group is a freight trucking and full service logistics company based in Atlanta, GA. We provide all your flatbed equipment needs.
    (404) 382-5352
    United Courier Express
    920 Dannon View #3202, Atlanta, GA 30331
    If you need a fast freight service, turn to United Courier Express. Contact us in Atlanta, GA, for details.
    (470) 240-2969
    A Plus Logistics, LLC
    2740 Pine Log Way, Buford, GA 30519
    When it comes to package delivery, we are your freight forwarder of choice. Contact us today in Buford, GA, if you have any inquiries.
    (844) 280-7415
    Pilot Air Freight Gateway
    5295 Buffington Rd Ste 200c, Atlanta, GA 30349
    (404) 366-4132
    Ijs Global Inc
    560 Atlanta South Pkwy Ste 500, Atlanta, GA 30349
    (404) 767-7400
    Schaefer Trans Inc
    510 Plaza Dr Ste 1810, Atlanta, GA 30349
    (404) 209-0200
    Asian Link Logistics
    4227 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 13200m, Duluth, GA 30096
    (678) 475-1510


    Freight forwarders do not actually move freight. Rather, they act as an agent and intermediary, assisting companies in finding the right shipping service for their needs. Using a freight forwarder simplifies logistics. The company will handle arrangements with all of the required transport companies for any trip. They have arrangements with trucking companies and air cargo businesses alike. Freight forwarders may also help with import and export regulations and clearing customs. They may also offer advice on logistics and help determine the best route and whether goods should be moved by air or sea. They are often particularly important when it comes to ocean shipping. Although their services are not cheap, they ensure that the client gets a good deal from all of the carriers and does not have to worry about the costs associated with handling their own shipping. Costs such as vehicle maintenance and container rentals can all be handled by the forwarding company and the carriers it works with. Freight forwarders may have standard rates, but often offer services on a competitive quote basis. They often develop long term relationships with specific carriers and airlines. These relationships can allow them to get cheaper service, although they do take their own markup. Using a freight forwarder to handle cargo shipping, however, is worth it for many companies in terms of the time saved. They also often deal with insurance, warehousing and risk assessment. They are particularly useful when a business lacks the in-house resources to understand the varying regulations that affect long distance and international freight.
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