What is international freight forwarding services?

Posted by Tania

If your business ships anywhere internationally, whether importing goods or exporting goods, you are considered an ‘international shipper’. And being a business that ships internationally, there are many aspects of shipping that need to be considered that domestic shippers never have to worry about – such as commercial invoices, customs brokers and additional paperwork and more.

This may seem overwhelming to a business that is new to international shipping. So is there any good news in all of this? Absolutely! There are amazing shipping companies that their only goal – the reason they are in business – is to make your international shipping process smooth and hassle-free.

If your international shipment is not oversized and doesn’t require a pallet, you can ship with a standard courier. Simply login to your FlagShip account and instantly process your international shipment and rate shop with top couriers like Purolator, UPS, FedEx, and DHL.

If your international shipment is oversized, on a pallet and can’t be shipped with a standard courier, you need the help of an international freight forwarding company.

What is an international freight forwarding company? Freight forwarding also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) is a company that organizes large shipments for a business, to get their goods from point A to point B in a safe and timely manner.

Who would need an international freight forwarder? Any company would use this service if they have anything that is going off the North American continent and is too large for one of the couriers.  Freight forwarders – also known as logistics freight brokers – provide a full range of services from door-to-door, to airport/port from door, or door to airport or port, booking cargo space, warehousing, freight consolidation, help with all the documents required for shipping import or export.

Now do you want to know the best part? FlagShip has a savvy logistics department that can arrange a freight forwarding service that is perfect for your business and save you money – let us get you more information and a quote! Please contact us at: dispatch@flagshipcompany.com