Why you should work with a China freight forwarder
What is freight forwarding in international shipping?Freight forwarding is the planning and coordinating of the movement of commodities that are sold/purchased in international trade, on behalf of shippers/exporters or consignees/importers, from the manufacturer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.
What is a freight forwarder?A freight forwarder is a person or a company that handles all of the shipping logistics on clients’ behalf, dealing with tasks including but not limited to: cargo space booking, trucking, warehousing, negotiating freight charges, preparing and processing customs documentation, as well as other shipping associated documents, handling customs brokerage, cargo insurance, filing of insurance claim, etc.
They have expertise in international logistics, and knowledge in preparing the required documents, access to shipping networks, to carry out the shipment. With the help of a freight forwarder, your shipments from China can be accelerated and your freight management made simple. Moreover, door-to-door shipping solution is made possible through their freight forwarding services, i.e. to have the goods delivered from the manufacturer to your named address, because airlines only ship your goods to airport, and sea carriers only deliver your containers to port or train station.
Shipping methods a freight forwarder can offer include sea, air, rail freight and sometimes express.
Why you should work with a China Freight ForwarderTo complete your import from China, you need freight forwarding service from China. You may reach out to a China freight forwarder or find one in your own country. In most cases, the forwarder you find in your own country relies on a Chinese local agent. So a China based freight forwarder is recommended, as the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
By working with the right China freight forwarder, you have:
1. Competitive shipping rates from China
You have competitive shipping rates from China, for they don’t have to mark up once again on the selling price.
2. Easy access and high efficiency
You have direct access to the one agent that handles your shipment, and access to the latest shipment status, instead of waiting for your agent to contact his agent. Communication is more straightforward and instant
3. Space guarantee
You have better space guarantee, especially in peak season.
Chinese and Chinese forwarding companies are well known for their hard working and effort.
To get starting working with UCS on your next shipment from China, simply get a shipping quote from China, or feel free to contact us in the event you have any questions.