Freight Forwarders as defined by BusinessDictionary.com:
Firm specializing in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. It usually provides a full range of services including tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarders usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.
This seems complicated but if you are going to be shipping any large cargo Freight Forwarders make it easier on you and your customers. Freight Forwarders are one of the sources of our cliental as they handle much of the planning process for your cargo. If you are interested in storing with us but do not have the rest of the process planned out here is an address to find some Freight Forwarders in the Houston area.
We work closely with Freight Forwarders, large and small to be sure that your cargo moves seamlessly.
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