What is the freight forwarder?
Freight forwarder refers to the business entrusted by others, to provide the agent transport procedures, lift, undertakes, generation goods services business.
Cargo agents, some is middleman oneself do not have a ship or airplane namely perhaps ship company, airline, it is freight agent duty is, to entrust the goods that consignor entrusts, carry way through designation, from one ground carry another ground freight agent, for transport company (sea, land, empty) the company that acting receives and carries goods, collect goods.
Freight forwarding industry in the international freight market, between shippers and carriers, accept shippers entrust, agent chartering, booking space, loading, preparation of relevant documents, customs clearance, inspection, insurance, container transport, unpacking, bill of lading, settlement of freight and miscellaneous fees, and even the delivery of documents negotiation and settlement of foreign exchange.
What is logistics?
Logistics originally referred to as “physical distribution” or “goods distribution”, is a part of supply chain activities. It is a process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and low-cost flow and storage of the consumption of goods and services and related information from origin to consumption place in order to meet the needs of customers.
Logistics centers on warehousing to promote production and market synchronization. Logistics is the whole process of planning, implementation and management of raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products and related information from the origin of goods to the consumption place of goods at the lowest cost to meet the needs of customers through transportation, storage and distribution.
Logistics consists of transportation, distribution, storage, packaging, handling, handling, circulation and processing of goods, as well as related logistics information and other links.
What is the difference between freight forwarding and logistics?
The concepts of freight forwarding and logistics are different
Freight forwarding industry in the international freight market, between shippers and carriers, accept shippers entrust, agent chartering, booking space, storage, preparation of relevant documents, customs clearance, inspection, insurance, container transport, unpacking, bill of lading, settlement of freight and miscellaneous fees, and even the delivery of documents negotiation and settlement of foreign exchange.
Logistics is a process in which transportation, storage, loading, unloading, handling, packaging, circulation, processing, distribution, information processing and other functions are organically combined to achieve user requirements during the physical flow of goods from the supply place to the receiving place according to actual needs.
Forwarding and logistics services are different
Usually small and medium-sized forwarder companies can help you solve all the problems without going out, he is more like an intermediary. However, after the forwarder receives the order, he is responsible for this business, so all problems should be taken into account as far as possible. If any problems occur in any link, he should take the initiative to follow up and deal with them.
If it is a logistics company, if there is a problem with customs declaration, they will not deal with it, but only inform you and let you deal with it yourself.
Freight forwarding and logistics have different business scope
The specific content of logistics includes the following aspects: user service, demand prediction, order processing, distribution, inventory control, transportation, warehouse management, layout and location of factories and warehouses, handling, loading and unloading, procurement, packaging, intelligence information.
From the basic nature of the international freight forwarder, the freight forwarder mainly accepts the entrustment of the consignor on matters related to the transportation, transshipment, storage, loading and unloading of goods. On the one hand, it and the cargo shipper to conclude a transport contract, at the same time he and the transport department signed a contract, for the cargo shipper, he is the carrier of the goods.
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