Shipping in its original sense was about the transport of trade goods via sail vessels in colonial times. Today, the business has grown to a multi-national industry – go here. There are ‘transit administrators’. They handle a wide range of tasks, including the loading and transit of import/export cargo all around the world. Ocean freight involves the transportation of goods worldwide, loaded on cargo ships and moved from port to port.
Ocean freight services aid importers and sellers by offering services to manage certain or all aspects of international shipping. Many times, they also guarantee the delivery of goods to their destination.
How does an Ocean freight forwarder work?
A freight broker is a third-party logistics provider who handles the transportation and delivery of goods. A forwarder can be described as a transportation expert who has a good understanding of the state of shipping and the regulations. These forwarders are able to connect with a variety of business partners such as agents, brokers, business contacts, and real-time shipping information.
Forwarders use this resource to provide their customers with the best possible fit (against any specified requirements) in terms, cost, transit times, carriers (transporter service), container bookings, and shippers’ insurance.
Forwarders can arrange to receive, store and pack goods for their clients. They also offer in-land transport arrangements that allow them to provide door-to–door solutions.
All round services
This is a list of ocean freight forwarders that provide services related to international import and export aspects as well as transportation.
Services related to transit-transportation:
– Coordination domestic and foreign transporters (carriers).
– Inland pickup at/from port
– Coordinating customs in Bonded Warehousing.
Container loading and arrangements for handling and loading break-bulk (individually-loaded) cargo
– Locating space and availability for transporting to SEZ (special economic/trade zones) with reduced customs regulations. This is especially relevant for transshipment. Cargo arriving at free ports may be accepted for processing, handling, or reshipment without the imposition tariffs.
– Insurance and Risk management.