A freight forwarder is an operator responsible for the goods transportation on behalf of the cargo owner. An exporter may necessitate a freight forwarder to make some critical decisions during the transportation of the goods. Below are some inputs to assist you in understanding the role of the freight forwarder service in Dubai.
They regard the perishable nature of the goods, cost, time, safety, and transit of the goods to suggest the best feasible route for the exporter's shipment. They adjust the insurance of the goods and do the necessary follow-up in case of an accident. They supervise the transportation of the cargo and its loading and packing into the carrier. A freight forwarder can offer expert guidance to the exporter on various logistics-related expenses (such as port expenses, consular fees, insurance fees, freight expenses, cost of merchandise, charges, and customs clearance) incurred during the export process. They manage the booking of cargo space on the ship, train, truck, or plane. The freight forwarder can work as a common carrier and prepare paper-works such as airway bills, bills of lading, etc. They liaise with overseas customs agents to ensure that the documents and goods comply with local customs laws. They can also track the real-time transportation of the goods and troubleshoot if needed.