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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 Gervais area. Making sure your freight gets where it needs to go with our forwarding service.
     
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    Lile Moving & Storage
    1957 Claxter Rd Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    Lile's Salem Moving and Storage location is a recognized leader of moving companies in the City of Salem and the local community. Lile handles residential moving services and commercial relocation throughout Salem area.
    (503) 393-0110
    Rwi Transportation, Llc
    P.o.box, Portland, OR 97222
    Professional freight transportation at affordable rates. In business for over 45 years, we haul 48 states and all types of trailers to serve your transportation needs.
    (503) 631-2824
    Big Favor Hauling & Services
    909 6th St, Woodburn, OR 97071
    (337) 853-8806
    Rivas Trucking
    Woodburn, OR 97071
    (503) 982-2011
    Trans-Pro
    3820 Brooklake Rd Ne, Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 463-1422
    Oak Harbor Freight Lines
    1415 Mcdonald St Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 370-7514
    Americold Logistics
    4095 Portland Rd Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 763-7121
    Continental Truck Freight Brokers
    8890 Sw Holly Ln, Wilsonville, OR 97070
    (503) 682-1822
    D Gill Logistics
    24076 Sw Newland Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
    (503) 638-0199
    Ship to Canucks
    Sherwood, OR 97140
    (866) 558-3624
    Power Freight Systems
    11950 Sw Leveton Dr, Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 612-8680
    Gst-Corp
    18861 Sw Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 885-2386
    Blue Water Shipping Company
    7646 Sw Mohawk St, Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 691-0638
    United States Shippers
    7654 Sw Mohawk St, Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 691-1657
    Postal Connection
    16200 Sw Pacific Hwy Ste H, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 639-6755


    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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