What is a Forwarding Agent?

A forwarding agent, also known as a freight forwarder, specialises in transporting goods on behalf of companies or individuals. In simple terms, they act as intermediaries between shippers and carriers, arranging the transport of goods from one place to another, domestically and internationally.

The role of forwarding agents includes various activities, such as negotiating with carriers for the best rates, arranging for the pickup and delivery of goods, preparing necessary documents and customs clearance, and advising the company or individual on various transportation-related issues. They can work for a freight forwarding company or as an independent contractor, providing valuable services to their clients to ensure the smooth and efficient transportation of goods.