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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 basic function of an international freight forwarder is to make all the arrangements for inland movements of freight to and from the port and port-to-port movements via air or steamship companies.
American Overseas Air Freight is an international freight forwarder and licensed United States Customs Broker specializing in the handling and shipping of import and export products by air, ocean and truck.
LAHORE -- Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan (ACAAP) and Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) on Monday urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to undo 8 percent minimum tax on forwarders business.
KARACHI -- The Minister for Ports and Shipping, Senator Kamran Michael, has termed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) and Bahria Foundation as a major achievement towards realisation of government policies of expanding exports and increasing trade of the country.
More than 1, 000 freight forwarders from around the world attended the event, which was hosted by the Chinese International Freight Forwarders Association and the WCA Family of Logistics Networks.
ISLAMABAD -- Ufone has been conferred the Best GSM Operator Award by the Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA), said a statement issued by the company.
Ufone, the leader in innovation and services was bestowed the best GSM operator award by Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA).
Gary LaGrange, the port's president and CEO, highlighted recent gains made in new cargoes during his annual address sponsored by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans, and issued a warning to the Port of Houston.
The corporate team, led by Nick Taylor, has advised TS International Freight Forwarders, the Telford-based international logistics company, to expand with a new depot in Burntwood, Staffordshire.
INTTRA, the world's largest, most active network for ocean shipping, and Security Cargo Network (SCN), a leading global alliance of independent international freight forwarders, with more than 400 member offices, have partnered to provide INTTRA's ocean shipping solutions to all members of SCN.
KARACHI, October 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Malik Moin Ahmed Chishty CEO of M/S Agility (Pakistan) Ltd has been elected as chairman of Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) for the term 2010-11.
Airfreight forwarder Pilot Air Freight will lead a team of 30 international freight forwarders in forming the World Freight Alliance (WFA), a worldwide network that will allow shippers to use a Web site to monitor shipments carried by all of its members in real time.

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