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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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[13] To address part of this literature void, this article presents results from an empirical study involving select Internet issues among international freight forwarders. Because of the nascent status of Internet-related empirical research as a whole, and the exploratory nature of the present study, we believe that the development of Internet-related propositions and/or hypotheses is premature.
Unlike the international freight forwarder, who only acts as an agent for the shipper, the NVOCC is itself the prime carrier.
APC Logistics is a privately held international freight forwarder, providing ocean, air, customs brokerage and consultancy services, currently serving over 3,000 customers and suppliers.
SR International Logistics, Inc., is a HUBZone certified US Federal Maritime Commission licensed international freight forwarder and Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) specializing in door-to-door transportation of heavy machinery, decommission/commission processing plants, military vehicles, and infrastructure construction project logistics solutions to contracting officers and prime contractors since 1996.
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UK-based freight management services provider Xpediator plc (LSE: XPD) has acquired the UK-based international freight forwarder Benfleet Forwarding Ltd, the company said.
APC is a private international freight forwarder, providing ocean, air, customs brokerage and consultancy services.
Midland Park, NJ, February 23, 2012 --(PR.com)-- IES, Ltd., a leading provider of transportation software solutions to the global marketplace, today announced that international freight forwarder and logistics provider Fracht has reached another milestone in its global expansion.
Additionally, Kerry Logistics has acquired a controlling stake in Able Logistics Group, an established international freight forwarder headquartered in Dubai with a regional leading position and offices across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and China.
has decided to purchase privately owned international freight forwarder Phoenix International Inc.
The winner will also be nominated as the UK candidate for the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2010.

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