Feeling confused? Here’s the entire process of managing your international freight shipment, from mapping out your needs and finding the forwarder, to checking in during the process.
About two weeks before the order is ready for shipment, you should start arranging the freight. It’s time to understand what a forwarder does, and how to find the right one for you. First up, though, all the steps in the freight process are brought together on the next page.
What is a freight forwarder anyway? Here’s exactly what a freight forwarder should do, the scope of services they provide, and how to find the perfect one for your shipment.
When you buy a car, you know whether you’re looking for a convertible or a minivan. Similarly, there’s some basic information you should arm yourself with before you start looking for freight quotes or providers. It’s all laid out, right in this chapter.
The equivalent of “To be or not to be” in freight is “air, ocean, or express?” This chapter walks you through the factors to consider when choosing your mode, with rules of thumb for making the right choice.
Ship happens. While your Amazon deliveries usually tick smoothly, with international freight, things can go wrong…and do. Here’s the low-down on what to look for in your cargo insurance and why it matters so much.