• Freight Forwarder - private service company licensed to
support shippers and the movement of their goods
• Perform these critical services:
– Quote ocean or air freight rates
– Quote truck or other rates for services needed to move shipment to
– Make arrangements for above to ensure speedy and safe
movement of goods
– Prepare documents needed for international shipping
– Recommend degree of packing
– Arrange for containerization of cargo
– Arrange for storage, shipping insurance
Sources of Freight Forwarders
Directory of Freight Forwarding Services
Freight Forwarders Online Directory
National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America Website
Visit your local U.S. Department of Commerce office and ask for a list of forwarders
that handle both air and ocean shipments.
Check your Local Yellow Pages under "Freight Forwarders".
Ask an experienced exporter who deals in similar products as yours for a reference
to a good forwarder.