Freight Forwarder • 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 port – 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 http://www.forwarders.com/ Freight Forwarders Online Directory http://www.ams.usda.gov/tmd/freight/ffdb/index.asp National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America Website http://www.ams.usda.gov/tmd/freight/ffdb/index.asp 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.
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