What is a Freight Forwarder?
Freight forwarders arrange the transport of goods from one place to another. Freight forwarding companies will in most cases not actually move the goods themselves, instead they act as an agent and arrange for other transport companies to move the goods.
Freight forwarders are also known as Forwarding Agents, Consolidators or just Forwarders.
What can an international freight forwarder do for you?
The process of importing or exporting goods can be very complicated. Not only is there the problem of how to ship the goods, there are also many regulations to consider.
For this reason, UK Freight Forwarders will normally either have offices in other countries or arrangements with local agents to handle the transport and paperwork requirements in those countries.
The Freight Forwarder will look for the best delivery route and seek quotes for each element of the transport, taking into consideration the optimum mix of speed, price and reliability.