What Does an Air Freight Agent Do?

When it comes to enlisting a shipping service to transport cargo, there are many people involved the task of making sure that the cargo reaches its destination on-time and intact. Air Freight Agents are one particular group of people who play a major role in transporting freight. Freight agents are responsible for the import and export of cargo by means of an airplane. They act on behalf of the airlines that pay them a fee for their service. Some air freight agents specialize within certain countries and others specialize in shipping items all over the world.

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Originally posted on July 20, 2015 @ 9:49 am

Freight Forwarder, a definition

internationaldeliveryA freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier to move the goods. A forwarder does not move the goods but acts as an expert in the logistics network. A forwarder contracts with carriers to move cargo ranging from raw agricultural products to manufactured goods. Freight can be booked on a variety of shipping providers, including ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads. It is not unusual for a single shipment to move on multiple carrier types. International freight forwarders typically handle international shipments. International freight forwarders have additional expertise in preparing and processing customs and other documentation and performing activities pertaining to international shipments.
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Originally posted on July 1, 2015 @ 11:12 am

Ocean Freight Forwarder: Managing the Long Journey to Overseas Markets

Shipping goods overseas can be a difficult and time-consuming task if carried out without careful preparation. International laws and customs barriers, as well the as improper handling and tracking of goods, can result in a stalled shipment or financial losses. However, the process of shipping goods internationally can be simplified, and carried out effectively, by ocean freight forwarders.
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

Cargo Airline or Airfreight Carriers, a definition

Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. Some cargo airlines are divisions or subsidiaries of larger passenger airlines.

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Air transport is a vital component of many international logistic networks, essential to managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources like products, services, and people, from the source of production to the marketplace. It is difficult or nearly impossible to accomplish any international trading, global export/import processes, international repositioning of raw materials/products and manufacturing without a professional logistical support. It involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. The operating responsibility of logistics is the geographical repositioning of raw materials, work in process, and finished inventories where required at the lowest cost possible.
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:31 am

A Guide to Choosing Air Freight Forwarders

Selecting the right air freight forwarder is of utmost importance as the freight forwarding agent one uses can determine the success or failure of an export/import business. Choosing an air freight forwarder is a task that requires a lot of research and any decision concerning freight forwarding must be considered carefully. It has become doubly important to pick an affordable, yet efficient air freight forwarder in these trying economic times.

A good way to start is to make a list of possible candidates. This list must be populated with air forwarders that meet all the requirements of your particular line of business. Your air freight forwarder must have a reputation for being efficient and cost effective. They must also be knowledgeable about the products your company deals with.
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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:54 am

General Information on Sea Freight Forwarding

ImageAre you looking for comprehensive logistics solutions? Do you need a freight forwarder and you just can’t seem to find the right company? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you should definitely keep on reading and find out more on sea freight forwarding. A professional company must be able to fit your every need and demand, respecting your preference for a complete logistic package.

When you think about freight forwarder, there are several things that you must take into consideration. For example, the staff delivering the service requested. If you have the Internet technology at your disposal, feel free to browse the web and search for a company with experience in the field. Experience counts when it comes to sea freight forwarding and you need to know that the packages you send arrive safely and in time. If possible, try and find a company that is trustworthy and allows for a long-term client relationship. Who knows when you might need a freight forwarder in the future?

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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:51 am

Freight Forwarder, a definition

Armada transportationsA freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent  is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or other companies and may also act as a carrier. A forwarder is often not active as a carrier and acts only as an agent, in other words as a third-party (non-asset-based) logistics  provider that dispatches shipments via asset-based carriers and that books or otherwise arranges space for these shipments. Carrier types include ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads.

Freight forwarders typically arrange cargo movement to an international destination. Also referred to as international freight forwarders, they have the expertise that allows them to prepare and process the documentation and perform related activities pertaining to international shipments. Some of the typical information reviewed by a freight forwarder is the commercial invoice, shipper’s export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import, or transshipment. Much of this information is now processed in a paperless environment.

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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:45 am

International Cargo Shipping: Ocean Freight Services

Ocean FreightShipping in its original sense meant the transit of trade goods via sail ships in the colonial era. The business has evolved today into a multinational industry which today includes ‘transit architects’; companies which handle a multitude of tasks involved with the loading, transit and delivery of import/export goods all over the world. Ocean freight is the transportation of goods to worldwide destinations, loaded upon cargo ships and transported from port to port.

Ocean freight services help exporters and importers by providing services to manage some or all of the aspects related to international shipping and often guarantee the arrival of goods to the target location as well.
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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:20 am

Clearing & Forwarding Agents, Cargo shipping Agents

Cargo ship is a sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo goods and material from one port to another. Cargo ships are especially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other machanism to load and unload, and come in all sizes.

Cargo shipping can be used to transport standard goods, but many professional cargo shipping companies go much further to offer a wide variety of services. There are a number of methods of cargo shipping to best suit your needs. Depending upon the size of the cargo, the timeframe for shipping, and the final destination, you can choose between air cargo shipping companies or an ocean freight company.
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Originally posted on June 5, 2015 @ 9:18 am

Your Air Freight Forwarding Specialists

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Bali Intercont Cargo is a licensed IATA (International Air Transport Association) agent who specialize in air freight forwarding and transport and logistics solutions. Air freight forwarding is a complex and specialized procedure that involves linking buyers with vendors around the world via air, sea or land. The air freight forwarding procedure also involves carriers, customs, packers and transporters. At Bali Intercont Cargo all these processes are conglomerated into one specialized service from an internationally recognized supply chain management organisation.

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