What is a Freight Forwarder?
An international freight forwarder is an agent for the exporter in
moving cargo to an overseas destination. These agents are familiar
with the import rules and regulations of foreign countries, the
export regulations of the U.S. government, the methods of shipping,
and the documents related to foreign trade.
Export freight forwarders are licensed by the International Air
Transport Association (IATA) to handle air freight and the Federal
Maritime Commission to handle ocean freight.
Freight forwarders assist exporters in preparing price quotations
by advising on freight costs, port charges, consular fees, costs of
special documentation, insurance costs, and their handling fees.
They recommend the packing methods that will protect the
merchandise during transit or can arrange to have the merchandise
packed at the port or containerized. If the exporter prefers,
freight forwarders can reserve the necessay space on a vessel,
aircraft, train, or truck. The cost for their services is a
legitimate export cost that should be included in the price charged
to the customer.
SHANGHAI WATERMAN International Logistics is the largest China
import Customs Clearance Agency company for food materials and food
It was established in 1997, with 11 branch offices in coastal
cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dong Guan, Suzhou,
Ningbo, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xiamen and Hong Kong. A total of 480
consultants focus on global import logistics such as Air &
Ocean Shipping. CFS cargoes door to door freight forwarding,
Customs Brokerage, Commodity inspection (CIQ), China Customs Duty,
China Import Duty, China Import Tax, China Import Tariff, China
Customs Declaration, China Customs Clearance, Hong Kong Inspection,
Warehouse and Trucking service. Waterman mainly imports 4 types of
goods; MACHINES & PRODUCTION LINE, CHEMICALS, WOOD and GROCERY
from America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, India, Southeast Asia etc. to
China. In the past 17 years, Waterman has collected more than
80,000 successful import cases. Waterman is good at deal with L/C
in China bank, foreign exchange payment transfers and purchasing in
China to help our customs Import & Export trading business run