Transporters aren’t shippers. Non-asset-based dispatchers. They organize logistics services for people and companies and transfer products using asset-based carriers. A freight shipper books space for freight, cargo, and even people.
Freight shipment relies on carriers. Common and contract carriers are first. A common carrier must follow the rules of its home and destination nations when serving customers. Freight carrier licenses can be cancelled for disobeying shipping authority requirements. A contract carrier accepts or denies shipments for an individual, corporation, or private carrier. Both ship, fly, truck, and rail.
Freight forwarders or shippers prepare and ship abroad cargo. They must be trained in document drafting and international shipping. These include commercial invoices, bills of lading, and export declarations. They must also compile and process shipment documents. Import, export, and transshipment documentation must meet the norms of international freight carriers. Freight forwarders arrange shipping for customers.
Exporters value third-party shipping agents. Third-party freight shippers are better in booking and reserving space for their loads with international carriers, especially in documentation. Third-party freight shippers provide timely, secure, and safe shipment delivery and monitoring.
Senders can sue for lost or damaged packages. These agents help their customers recover damages, sparing senders from lawsuits. Instead of third-party shippers, individuals or enterprises can approach carriers directly. Document preparation and processing should be easy, especially for international shipping.
Small shipments are rejected. Small to large shippers can leave their cargo with third-party agents until they reach their destinations. They’ll pay extra. Now, shippers must choose an option.