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Why hire a Freight Forwarding Company

If you are going to be moving and need help with freight forwarding, the best thing for you to do would be to hire a professional company to take care of things for you. When you do this, you are taking away from the time that you will spend forwarding …

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The Secrets to Successful Freight Forwarding

There are hundreds of freight forwarders in the USA alone. Some are globally recognized, some are locally strong and others who are small start up local providers. While we all agree that the size of the freight forwarder may not be the main factor in landing a customer, there are …

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How to become a Freight Forwarder

Between 2008 and 2018, employment of freight and cargo agents is expected to grow by 24 percent its 2008 national numbers of 85,900, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As part of this occupational growth, freight forwarders coordinate international multimodal transportation related to logistics, pricing, insurance, warehousing, trade customs, …

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Tips to Save Money on Freight Shipping

1. Consolidate multiple freight shipments Many customers don’t realize that by bundling freight shipments this is an easy way to save money.  For each hundred KGS of freight, rates become lower and lower.  For example, by combining two 200 KG shipments into one 400 KG shipment, you can significantly lower …

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Tips for choosing Right Freight Forwarder

1)      Understand your internal requirements – know what you specifically will need before you even begin looking for a forwarder. Determine what mode of transport and what specific services you will need and what volume you plan to ship before contacting a forwarder. This is the “help me help you” …

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What is Bill of Lading

The bill of lading is an important document. It acts as a receipt for goods, a contract of carriage, and may act as a document of title (if order bill of lading). Take the time to make sure the bill of lading is filled out completely and correctly, since this …

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General Freight Tips

It is ALWAYS advised to label your freight with the pick-up and delivery locations to combat the misplacement of cargo. Changing the delivery information once a shipment is in transit could result in additional fees due to re-consignment of the goods. It is important to communicate any changes with your …

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Freight Packaging Guidelines

1. Products/items should always be safely contained within a box, carton, crate, or other protective container. Carriers will not pick up loose items, (ie: sofa wrapped in plastic). Shipments consisting of multiple boxes each weighing over 200 lbs, or heavy machinery or equipment, should be securely placed on a pallet …

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