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The role of a freight forwarder

A freight forwarder is an independent and indispensable party of the international trade and transport community. The term represents the logistics services used by importers and exporters to arrange shipping of their orders.

Being an independent freight forwarder, we always look for the best solution for your shipment, from the producer (manufacturer) to the end customer. Aiming to ensure stability, predictability, space, and equipment, thereby improving the entire supply chain logistics set-up. 

Freight forwarders offer a plethora of services, and perform forwarding functions which involves cargo clearance through Customs, third-party logistics and supply chain services tailor-made on behalf of their clients. 


A freight forwarder takes pride in fulfilling and improving the whole logistic supply chain solution, cost-wise, resource-wise, or environmental-wise – not just ensuring space on a cargo ship!
–  Knut Sollund  –


Freight forwarding with ColliCare Logistics: Advantages offered

  • professional advise throughout the process
    • informing the clients in advance about the possible challenges of freight transportation
    • negotiating with transport agents to reduce the cost of shipping /airfreight
    • recommending alternate options/routes for good transportation
    • assisting in improving your supply chain
  • own local offices and agency networks for logistics worldwide
  • finding best international freight solutions via sea or air on behalf of the customer
  • holding expansive knowledge of market/country
  • knowledge of local language as well as English to communicate with the customers based on their comfort and understanding. 
  • knowledge of local law and regulations
  • detailed reporting, or customized reports daily - weekly - monthly
  • logistics consultants with vast knowledge of the industry
  • seamless coordination across departments, countries, and suppliers

 

The Freight forwarder has on offer the following scope of activities

  • import
  • export
  • customs documentation
  • costs of a special document
  • port and terminal charges
  • billing
  • packing
  • operation of transport movements
  • cargo consolidation 
  • knowledge of incoterms
  • managing freight costs
  • insurance

 In short, a total logistics solutions service provider from the producer to end-customer !


A Freight Forwarders’ responsibilities according to International Conventions

  • Providing accurate information about the transportation time frame.
  • Ensuring that the permissions and documentations are legitimate throughout the transportation process
  • Notifying the concerned parties before shipping
Knut Sollund

Knut Sollund

CEO – Chief Executive Officer

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