What Is A Freight Forwarder? Do I Need One?

Lots of business’ in the UK import and export. Foreign markets provide opportunities to make lots of money, but it may seem daunting.

There is a lot of paperwork and regulations involved with importing and exporting this seems daunting. However, there is a way around this… Getting a Freight Forwarder!


What Is A Freight Forwarder?

Wikipedia defines a freight forwarder as:

‘A Freight Forwarder…  is a person or company that organises shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.’

And as a freight forwarder ourselves that is spot on.

What Do Freight Forwarders Do?

A Freight Forwarder sorts all the details of your shipments, but there is one thing you do need to understand.

Freight Forwarders do not move the freight themselves.

Freight forwarders use their extensive network of carriers, from sea carriers and air carriers to trucking carriers and rail carriers. The extensive network allows a freight forwarder to choose the most reliable, cost effective and quickest route.

Freight Forwarders can take the Fright out Freight.

Why would I use a Freight Forwarder?

A freight forwarding service can save untold stress and delays while providing a good customer service and competitive rates.

There are many advantages such as:

  • Freight Forwarders take care of the paperwork
    • Insurance
    • Customs Documentation
  • They have the ability to scale space, labour, and transportation according to inventory needs.
  • Outsourcing logistics will save a wealth of time and money for your company.
    • It will save you sorting out billing, audits, training and staffing.

How Do I Find A Freight Forwarder?

You are in luck. We are a freight forwarder and we are happy to help you.