Maritime freight forwarders have developed with the development of maritime trade, the gradual expansion of the international trade transport sector, and the increasingly detailed division of labor in society. The wide range of cargo transportation services on the sea, and many issues, make it difficult for any one carrier (shipping company) or cargo owner to personally handle the specific business of each link in the transportation business. Many jobs require the commissioned agent to handle it on their behalf. Although some fees are paid, compensation can be obtained from the services provided by the agent.
The people who are engaged in shipping international freight forwarding business are those who have been in the business of transportation for many years, are proficient in business, have rich experience, and are familiar with various transportation procedures, procedures and rules and regulations. They have extensive contacts and close relations with transportation departments, trade, banking, insurance, customs, commodity inspection, and other departments, so they have favorable conditions for the consignor to handle all kinds of transportation matters, even more advantageous than the client himself. . Shipping freight forwarders can also collect small ticket goods from different shippers and book liners with liner companies in order to win preferential tariffs. Container shipping can be assembled with different ticket consignors of the same loading and unloading port and enjoy the package rate. In fact, not only the owner is willing to entrust the freight forwarder, but also the shipping company is willing to pay the commission to the freight forwarder for stable supply.
Regarding the role of freight forwarders, the International Freight Forwarders Association introduced the following: “The freight forwarder has a lot of expertise, so it can organize goods in the safest, fastest, and most economical way; freight forwarders have established customers in various trade centers around the world. Net and its own branches, so that it can control the entire transport of goods; freight forwarders are consultants of industry and trade enterprises, it can provide advice on freight, packaging, documents, customs clearance, consular requirements, finance, etc.; freight forwarding can Advice on the possibility of sales in foreign markets and foreign markets; freight forwarders can concentrate small batches of goods into grouped goods, so customers can benefit from this special service; freight forwarders not only organize and coordinate transport, but also influence To the creation of new modes of transport, the development of new transportation routes and the development of new tariff rates..., 'Now, international ocean freight forwarders are a global industry that has penetrated into every corner of the transport sector and has become an international trade transporter. The industry is an indispensable part of the industry in the fierce competition in international trade Its role is increasingly apparent.