Freight Forwarder | Shipping Term Explained | Logistics Glossary

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Freight forwarder

The freight forwarders are third parties, the intermediaries in the shipping process that take responsibility for the movement of the cargo.


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What is a freight forwarder, and what do they do?

Freight forwarders can be private individuals or companies, acting as agents or intermediaries between two parties. The two parties in the shipping process are the shipper and the receiver. The freight forwarder takes responsibility for the cargo on behalf of the cargo owner.


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