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Responsibilities of a Freight Forwarder to Exporter

Responsibilities of a Freight Forwarder to Exporter

  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking into account the perishable or hazardous nature of goods, cost, transit time and security;
  • Arranging appropriate packing, taking into account the climate, terrain, weight, cost and nature of goods and also the delivery and warehousing of goods at their final destination;
  • Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs;
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with other countries’ regulations and fiscal regimes;
  • Offering tailored IT solutions and electronic data interchange (EDI) connections.
  • Arranging payment of freight and other charges or collection of payment on behalf of the client;
  • Arranging air transport for urgent and high-value freight and managing the risk door-to-door shipments;
  • Maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit-cost analysis;
  • Offering advice to the importer¬†
  • Perform documentation and custom clearance.
  • Make accurate declarations for purposes of customs tax collection.
  • Prepare and facilitate goods for examination.