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Freight Forwarder

What is a Freight Forwarder?

A third party who helps organize and coordinate shipments on behalf of individuals or businesses by contracting with one or more carriers to transport the goods.

A freight forwarder can often provide advice to businesses regarding optimal shipping methods, cost-saving tactics, customs procedures, and more.

Related Terms

Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI)

Related FAQs

What is freight forwarding?

What is freight class?

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