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Forwarder

Acts as a travel agent for cargo. A forwarder specializes in arranging the transport and completing required shipping documentation. Some are affiliated with NVOCC services. In the United States they are licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission.

Forwarder

A company that arranges transportation services for importers and exporters. A forwarder prepares the appropriate documents, contacts and arranges services from the companies that actually transport goods, and handles insurance matters. In other words, a forwarder handles the large number of details associated with international transportation so the importer and/or exporter do not have to do so themselves. It is also called a freight forwarder. See also: NVOCC.
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The freight forwarder can be automated with the aid of digital technologies and thus creates transparency between freight forwarders and hauliers and serves ad-hoc as well as scheduled freight requests at low broker rates.
FMS freight forwarders are required to maintain a valid registration as an exporter through the Department of State, Directorate for Defense Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and be identified, in writing, by the purchasing nation as its designated freight forwarder.
The FTEB, a DTI-CPG line bureau, regularly posts its advisory of erring foreign and local sea freight forwarders for non-delivery of Balikbayan boxes in the DTI website.
The complete list of the blacklisted freight forwarders and consolidators, and those that have pending cases are uploaded on the DTI's website (http://www.
Our new e-Platform provides an efficient and cost-effective air cargo space reservation process with a wide choice of products to a broad range of freight forwarders in Greater China region.
Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association is a non-profitable organisation representing more than 500 companies based in Pakistan providing Land, Air, Ocean Combined Transport and other Logistics services.
Freight forwarders function most effectively when they know, with reasonable certainty and dispatch, how much freight will be coming at them from their customers.
Genoa is currently being used by more than 20,000 brokers, underwriters, freight forwarders and shippers on a global basis, and Wasserman anticipated the company would process more than 500,000 certificates by year end 2006.
Michael's counterpart at the Household Goods Freight Forwarders of America, Inc.
Customer freight forwarders will need to obtain specialized hardware and software to support the cards.
Freight forwarders also are subject to the act's provisions.
The widening marketplace has given rise to a growing number of freight forwarders, ambassadors of sorts, who help companies negotiate the regulatory obstacles that daunt most businesses.

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