Freight Forwarder

					               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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