Freight forwarders' contribution in the industry

Freight forwarders' contribution in the industry

Logistics & Supply Chain

J Dharanirajan

J Dharanirajan

235 week ago — 3 min read

A freight forwarder is responsible for the transportation of goods between one destination and another. Freight forwarding companies specialise in arranging the whole process for their shippers, from the storage to the shipping of their merchandise.

Freight forwarders provide a range of services:

  • Inland transportation
  • Preparation of shipping and export documents
  • Warehousing
  • Booking cargo space
  • Negotiating freight charges
  • Freight consolidation
  • Cargo insurance
  • Cargo tracking and more

However, things have changed lately. Resources with qualification in shipping and logistics have started to storm the industry, which is a welcome sign.  International forwarding process is sensitive and requires skilled resources with different capacities.

Career in the international logistics sector
So anyone can choose international logistics as career, depending on their interest and capabilities, they can choose their job profile. However it is necessary that a clear understanding of the procedure from Point A to Point B, is highly recommended, because usually it takes a long time for a new recruit to understand the procedures at the workplace.

Understanding the intricacies of this sector, makes new entrants more equipped and confident, with higher chances of securing a job. In order to extend our hand to all aspiring new entrants, after observing the developments in international logistics, we have created course content which is simple to understand. The information understood by learner is also retained because it is as an animated series. A learner can take notes about the content, and use them at work or they can reach out to us for clarification.

Also read: Packaging for shipping: Tips to ensure safety of e-commerce shipment 

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J Dharanirajan

This is J Dharanrajan Logistics Professional, have spent 30+ years in International Freight Forwarding, involving Air/Sea and Customs Clearance. By 2012, Universities and Colleges...