A company that handles the tasks of preparing goods for transport for a shipper. Transport tracking, document preparation, warehousing. Storage, cargo space booking, negotiating freight charges, consolidating freight, getting insurance, and filing claims are some of the tasks handled. Shipping security and destination services are additional provisions using house (forwarder’s) bill of lading or house air waybill and using their agents or associates at the destination. Known also as forwarder.

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