Freight forwarding is a service used by businesses and personal importers to ship goods around the world. A freight forwarder handles the logistics of getting the goods to their destination by acting as an intermediary between the supplier and customer, arranging for the transportation of goods utilizing the most cost-effective and efficient transport methods.
Here are the benefits of freight forwarding services.
Reduced shipping costs
Freight forwarders have relationships with many various logistics providers internationally and domestically, so they can get a good price on shipping rates. This can save your business a significant amount of money on shipping costs. In addition, freight forwarders handle all the logistics of shipping, so you don’t have to worry about it. This can save you a lot of time and hassle and ensure that you get the best service.
They’re the experts
Freight forwarding companies have the experience and knowledge to ship your goods safely and efficiently. They are familiar with the rules and regulations of importing goods into Australia, which can save you time and money on customs fees. Using a professional company ensures that your goods are in good hands, allowing you to focus on the day-to-day operations of your business rather than the logistics of your shipments.
You have options
Freight forwarding is not limited to Sea Freight, for many goods, Air Freight can be a more suitable option, however it is much more expensive. Air Freight is useful if your goods are needed urgently or are time sensitive. You can choose the most suitable transport method that best meets your needs and budget.
We can offer insurance on a per shipment basis, we can provide a quotation to cover you from the supplier’s warehouse to your warehouse/door. Insurance is an additional cost but it’s safer to have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Your goods are not automatically covered by the shipping lines, airlines, trucking companies, stevedores, handling depots/agents etc, so you are responsible for ensuring that your goods are insured. If your supplier says that they will arrange the insurance, make sure that you get a copy of the policy and that you request them to extend the insurance to your warehouse/door.
The economies of scale come into play when using a freight forwarding company. They ship large quantities of goods all over the world, so they can get discounts from carriers that you as an individual business or person could not get on your own. These savings are passed on to you when you use a freight forwarding company, making it a cost-effective solution.
Your goods are in good hands
When you use a freight forwarding company, you can be assured that your cargo is in good hands. These companies have years of experience shipping all kinds of goods all over the world. They have a reliable network of suppliers both internationally and domestically to ensure the safe transportation of your goods.
You are not alone
When you use a freight forwarding company, you are not alone in the shipping process. These companies will help you with all aspects of the shipping process, from filling out the paperwork to arranging for pickup and delivery. They will even track your shipment for you so that you can be sure it arrives on time.
Australian Customs Brokers is a freight forwarding company in Brisbane (but we handle shipments into all Australian ports) that can assist you with all aspects of shipping. We connect businesses to the most dependable and cost-effective freight forwarding services available on the market. Get in touch today to see how we can help you or your business save time and money on shipping.