Freight Forwarding accounts for services of any kind relating to carriage, consolidation, storage, handling, packing or distribution goods as well as ancillary and advisory services in connection therewith, including but not limited to customs and fiscal matters, declaring freight for official purposes, procuring cargo insurance and collecting or procuring payment or documents relating to goods. Unlike fully integrated carriers that own truck, rail, air, or ocean assets and transport cargo, freight forwarders arrange the transportation of goods without owning any transportation equipment or handling the cargo. They act on behalf of importers, exporters or other companies or persons, organizing safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation of goods.
Although freight forwarding may reflect professional business art, adequate logistics organization and continuous monitoring and problem solving in supply chains, it is a fact that also depends on resources of knowledge, education and information relevant to the world trade.Forwarders keep on daily with changing world trade trends, business regulation updates, shifting technologies of operations, developments in transportation modes, legal and fiscal frameworks etc. Therefore they depend both on interdisciplinary business resources and industry specific ones.
We have made an effort to classify into a number of groups some of these resources with the aim to assist readers of our website by providing them with links to business and industry journals, professional tools, world port and airport directories, access to international and logistics organizations, contexts of industry regulation and annual diary of planned logistics exhibitions. It is our ambition and integral part of our corporate culture that visitors of our website benefit from this information and we would welcome from them any comment for improving it further.