As a business, there are hundreds of decisions to make almost every day. Some of the biggest decisions involve how to save money and optimize for shipping. Optimizing how you ship not only saves a company money, but it opens new opportunities to ship to new locations around the world. Freight forwarding companies afford businesses dozens of advantages over their competition that utilizes bigger shipping companies that cannot create tailored, customized, shipping plans for them.
Freight forwarding includes a variety of services compared to working through standard shipping channels. A freight forwarder handles paperwork, customs clearance, and consolidation. They track packages and shipments and work with networks of agencies around the world to keep shipments on their delivery schedule and to find the lowest cost or the most optimal shipping route for a shipment. Companies that use standard shipping will need to hire logistics managers to make sure shipments are taken care of and tracked throughout the shipping process.
Freight forwarders provide many unique advantages. But primarily, freight forwarding makes managing domestic and international shipping simple. Whether your company is working with imports or exporting goods to other countries, freight forwarders can offer many shipping solutions. One of the primary benefits is their experience and connections in the shipping industry. Freight forwarders work with vendors and agencies worldwide so they can offer shipping solutions that a company may not have had access to. This includes solutions like consolidation, white-glove service, or inland transportation.
Consolidated shipping allows smaller shipments to be shipped without paying for a full truck or cargo container. It is the perfect solution for companies that need to make frequent small shipments of goods or other cargo. A freight forwarder will find the best consolidation options that meet your budget and shipping schedule by utilizing their network of shipping agencies.
Fragile goods can be difficult to ship. Whether it is priceless art or sophisticated technology, it is vital that it remains intact from origin to destination. Some freight forwarders offer packing solutions to help ensure safe arrival, but beyond that white-glove service protects goods from port to final destination. When shipping to a foreign port, it can be challenging to find the right service that can keep your goods intact until their arrival, which is why working with a freight forwarder is so helpful.
Similar to white-glove service freight forwarding companies also provide inland transportation. One of the larger issues companies deal with when exporting or importing goods, is securing the right transportation method from the dock to the next destination or warehouse. This can be specifically challenging when shipping overseas to another country. Freight Forwarding companies handle all inland transportation needs by working with trusted partners around the world.
To learn more about the benefits of working with freight forwarders or to find out how we can specifically help you with your cargo, contact Bruning International by using our contact form below.