A freight forwarder is a company that arranges commercial transportation for the cargo of other firms. The freight forwarder generally assumes responsibility for consignments until they reach their destinations, depending on the trade and transport terms agreed, such as the Incoterms from the International Chamber of Commerce.
A very important role of a freight forwarder is to collect and consolidate consignments that are less than a truckload or a container load, and obtain common carrier transportation for the long-haul transport of the consolidation, thus making its transport more efficient and reducing transport costs. Freight forwarders often also act as custom broker and undertaken Customs and other clearance formalities on behalf of the shipper.
Import & Export Agent
Due to technology’s current ever-expanding growth rate, global trade is easier and more efficient than ever. However, before any sort of importing or exporting can take place a business needs to follow certain procedures that allow for the proper development of the business and its potential trading partners.
Some of the fundamentals of export import logistics management include the following:
International Trade & Logistics Consultancy
We provides a wide range of international trade services both for import and export processes. Our main aim is to provide our customers a smooth and successful trade operations avoiding potential risks and difficulties of international trade. Our wide range of services includes managing or monitoring standard trade operations as well as providing tailored solutions for your business.
A customs house agent or CHA is responsible to oversee business transactions related to the import and export of goods at the customs station. The agents look after the various stages of entry or departure of any shipment and maintain itemized, updated accounts of the many details related to import and export.
Project Logistics Management
Project logistics management is a subset of supply chain management. Considering the discipline of project management for a moment, we see that this overlaps onto supply chain management, insofar as construction of a new facility is concerned: materials and services need to be available when needed by the construction crew. This is illustrated in Figure, where the overlap gives rise to the terms ‘project supply chain management’ and ‘project logistics management’. Project logistics is a subset of logistics and project supply chain management a subset of supply chain management.
4PL & 3PL
Fourth Party Logistics, known as 4PL in the industry, is a model of logistics where manufacturers outsource all of the organization and oversight of their supply chain and logistics to one external provider.
This partner will be responsible for all of the supply chain management, for assessing, designing, building, running, and measuring solutions for the client. On behalf of the client, the single partner controls and manages the supply chain by overseeing the combination of warehouses, shipping companies, freight and agents.
Third Party Logistics, known as 3PL - within many companies, managers often find themselves overwhelmed with various areas of their business to manage all at once. From employees, finances, marketing strategies, contracts, customer expectations and more, often times inventory and supply chain management gets pushed aside and left at the bottom of the list. As a result, inefficiencies are left unfixed, and supply chain issues and logistics management is simply not tended to in the way it should be. After a period of time, business owners and managers realize their need for logistics assistance.
Inland Water Transportation
IWT Wing is responsible for development, management, implementation of capacity building and institutional strengthening initiatives in the National Waterways (NWs). The Wing is headed by Senior Economic Advisor, who is supported by Director (IWT), two Under Secretaries and IWT Section.
Road transport can be classified as transporting either goods and materials or transporting people. The major advantage of road transport is that it can enable door-to-door delivery of goods and materials and can provide a very cost-effective means of cartage, loading and unloading. Sometimes road transport is the only way for carrying goods and people to and from rural areas which are not catered to by rail, water or air transport. Delivery of goods between cities, towns and small villages is made possible only through road transport. However, in spite of various merits, road transport has some major limitations.
Packing, Moving & Removals for Factory, Office and Home
On-site Packing, We will bring materials and a crew to the customer site and pack the products that need to be shipped.
In-house Packing, the item needing to be packed is brought to our facility for packing. The packages are redistributed according to the customer’s request.
Flat Racking & Containerization, We helps the customer to pack complex items on skids and or secure them inside containers. This method is used for items too large or too heavy to fit into standard ocean containers. The items are properly loaded and secured to a flat rack container.
Crating Management Services
Whether you are moving to a new home around the corner or relocating your business all the way across the world, we are here to help your valuables get there safely with our crating services. Some articles such as antiques, collectibles, artwork, and other delicate or valuable pieces may need specific care or extra attention; when it comes to packing sensitive items, we provide custom crating options.
Relocations (Corporate / Individuals)
We provide outsourced relocation logistics management for organizations of different sizes and needs while helping you expedite the process and keep costs under control.
At some point, almost every business needs to relocate an employee at the company’s expense. Companies relocate employees for many reasons: to move an employee to an office where her particular skills are needed; to support the hiring process when a new employee is not where the company would like him to be; to expose an employee to a particular business activity or function; and to support a company move of a facility or operation to a new location.
For most companies, even large ones, relocation is not an everyday activity. Nevertheless, when the need arises, it becomes extremely important to complete the task quickly and efficiently so that employees can be productive at their new location.