A freight forwarder is a company that organises the movement of goods around the world on behalf of an organisation or individual. Sounds simple enough, in reality, though, getting goods from A to B can be a complicated process, and the function of a freight forwarder is to simplify and streamline that process as much as possible, making international shipping a painless prospect.
A freight forwarder that doesn’t own any vessels is known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), but essentially the service is the same. They work with various carriers to transport goods by sea, air, rail and road, taking responsibility for the goods and dealing with issues of logistics and documentation, often offering numerous additional services for a smooth and seamless process that can take goods right up to their final point of sale.
If you’ve got goods to move, we’ve got five good reasons to consider using a reputable freight forwarder, find out more in our blog: What is a freight forwarder and does your business need one?