An international freight forwarder is an agent for the exporter and can move cargo from “dock-to-door,” providing several significant services such as:
Export freight forwarders are licensed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to handle airfreight and the Federal Maritime Commission to handle ocean freight.
Freight forwarders are located in most metropolitan areas. Local business telephone listings often feature a freight forwarder or transportation heading. Additionally, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America will provide exporters with information on their members. They can be reached at:
1200 18th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 466-0222
Privately operated forwarder listing services, such as those below, can help to identify a local forwarder.
An extensive, detailed database of Agricultural Freight Forwarders, including their experience shipping agricultural products.