Importing and exporting are key components for many lucrative businesses. International shipping could present great business opportunities for you, but may also seem daunting.
If you have not heard the term “freight forwarder” before, you may be a little confused. Is it a shipping company? A distribution manager? An importing and exporting partner? A commercial freight forwarder is none of these things — but it takes on some of the responsibilities of all of them. Here’s what you need to know about using an international freight forwarder for your business-to-business shipping.
What is a freight forwarder?
A freight forwarder is responsible for the transportation of goods between one destination and another. Bells Logistics as a freight forwarding company, we specialize in arranging the whole process for shippers, from the storage to the shipping of your merchandise. We act as an intermediary between the shipper and transportation services, liaising with various carriers to negotiate on price and decide on the most economical, reliable and fastest route.
Using a freight forwarding company for the transportation of goods to your consumer can be advantageous to your business in many ways. Using their knowledge and expertise, freight forwarders will ensure that your goods will arrive at the correct destination on time and save you money in the process, compared to doing it alone.
Freight forwarders can assist with the supply chain process on multiple levels including:
- Customs Clearance
- International export and import documentation
- Inventory management
So, Looking for a freight forwarder in Ethiopia?
Our company will give you the right service, at the right and reasonable price from the right sources, at the right time. As freight forwarder Bells logistic service represents the consignor or consignee locally or internationally in fulfilling customs, port, and other formalities and services for import and export st port and includes the transportation and delivery of goods.
As a freight forwarder Bells Logistic services functions are as indicated below:-
- Negotiate rate quotations with international carriers
- Charter vessels and also book space
- Pay the freight charges on behalf of the shipper
- Provide tracking and expediting services
- Purchase Marine insurance as and when deemed necessary
- Fill out the necessary documentation required at port of debarkation and embarkation
- Contract for inland transportation
- Provide advice on shipping, customs clearance procedures and documentation