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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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    Our full service shipping company deals with all aspects of logistics, including freight forwarding in the local Arvada area. Making sure your freight gets where it needs to go with our forwarding service.
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    S R International Logistics Inc
    2525 16th St Ste 208, Denver, CO 80211
    SR International Logistics, Inc. , is a third party logistics company and a provider of first class international and domestic transportation services.
    (720) 855-3115
    Justice Transportation Llc
    1963 Jasper St. Unit I, Aurora, CO 80011
    Justice Transportation LLC is a local air freight and general freight company. We service both Commercial and Residential customers. Hot shot, Printed and Postal matter, trade show and much more. There is no package Too Big Or Too Small.
    (720) 435-4414
    Willis/Mcgraw International
    6300 East 58th Avenue, Unit D, Commerce City, CO 80022
    A worldwide freight forwarder dedicated exclusively to the telecommunications and computer industries. Provides door-to-door transportation solutions by air, sea, and land to and from anywhere.
    (303) 289-8722
    Armada Logistics
    5275 Marshall St, Arvada, CO 80002
    (720) 708-2158
    Unique Packaging & Shipping
    8781 Sheridan Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
    (303) 429-7447
    Marathon Freight
    9873 W 83rd Ave, Arvada, CO 80005
    (303) 421-1082
    Metro Express Inc
    1045 W 45th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
    (303) 308-8080
    BAX Global
    928 Quail St, Denver, CO 80215
    (303) 232-0902
    Hotshotrunners Freight Brokers
    1550 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
    (888) 777-2731
    Electronic Recyclers International
    6750 E 46th Avenue Dr, Denver, CO 80216
    (303) 322-0940
    Tcm Enterprises, Inc
    1895 S Ammons St, Denver, CO 80232
    (303) 984-4975
    Todd Expediting Inc
    4855 E 41st Ave, Denver, CO 80216
    (303) 394-3505
    Promote U International
    2525 W Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80219
    (303) 922-4545
    Network Global Logistics
    320 Interlocken Pkwy Ste 100, Broomfield, CO 80021
    (303) 410-1372
    Denver Overstock Freight
    4800 Washington St Ste B, Denver, CO 80216
    (303) 295-0115

    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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