Freight Forwarders

How to Choose an International Freight Forwarder

Choosing a freight forwarder to serve your company and ensure that your goods are transported without a hitch can be challenging. After all, how can you tell which ones will fulfil your requirements?

Here are a list of factors that an excellent freight forwarder should be able to supply you with.

Values and vision

Any freight forwarder that you consider should deal with their customers with openness and honesty, always endeavouring to provide the best service possible and respecting your own position. They should deal with any problems that arise swiftly, taking responsibility for their own part in any process.

Range of services

The best freight forwarder will offer a wide range of shipping services which should include import by air, land or sea from international locations; comprehensive export services; overland transportation; and turnkey operation for any shipping.

Knowledgeability

A good freight forwarder will have their finger on the pulse of worldwide transportation at all times. They’ll have a global network that allows for speedy transportation and total control of your goods from A to Z, as well as an experienced knowledge of the relevant markets to ensure that all of their actions and decisions are well-informed and considered.

The practicalities

An excellent freight forwarder will provide a smooth service that is provisioned for every step of your goods’ route of transportation. This should include the documentation, warehousing across the UK, customs clearance through all major ports, and their own transportation.

Responsible technology

Your freight forwarder of choice should have access to the latest shipping technology, as well as advanced communication systems enabled with the latest IT hardware and software that enable them to handle your goods professionally, swiftly, and reliably, with regular status reports. They should also take their responsibility to the environment seriously, replace outdated equipment with more efficient models regularly and taking the necessary measures to reduce their carbon footprint.

To access the services of an international freight forwarder who are experts in moving your goods around the world, providing all of the services outlined in this article and more, contact Carry Cargo International today for a quote or more information.

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