Now, it is not always possible for goods owners to take charge of import/export of their product. This responsibility will then fall to a freight forwarder.
What is a freight forwarder then? BusinessDictionary.com defines a freight forwarder as, a firm specializing in full range of services including: tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and filing of insurance claims.
Freight forwarders usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.
The next question we may ask is why would I use a freight forwarder? Export.gov puts it this way: To comply with export documentation and shipping requirements, many exporters utilize a freight forwarder to act as their shipping agent.
The forwarder advises and assists clients on how to move goods most efficiently from one destination to another. A forwarder’s extensive knowledge of documentation requirements, regulations, transportation costs and banking practices can ease the exporting process for many companies.
Thus, acting as an intermediary, making the process easier for all parties involved. Importers and exporters find freight forwarders in dock cities like Haldia, West Bengal.
Once a shipment reaches the dock, We (Savita Logistics) will ensure all the necessary documentation is made available