Why use a freight forwarder?

August 12, 2016

The globalised market place means more traders and companies of every size are importing or exporting components essential to their businesses. International shipping presents Australian companies with great business opportunities, but the process and all the regulations associated with freight management may seem intimidating.  This is where a good local freight service company with outreach across Australia and established partnerships across the globe can make all the difference.

Freight forwarding unpacked

Freight forwarding is a term often heard in the logistics sector. Simply defined, it means the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another via a single or multiple carriers using air, sea, rail or road transport. Almost anyone that is in business will, at some point or another need to send or receive goods and how you manage this can make all the difference.

Freight forwarding is a service industry that transports goods from A to B on behalf of importers and exporters. Freight forwarders specialise in:

  • packing, storing and transporting cargo (providing an end to end service);
  • managing lodgement of customs declarations, quarantine and customs clearance;
  • handling documents for permits, tariffs, valuations, taxes, duties and concessions;
  • the storage and movement of dangerous goods.

Successfully Navigating the World of Freight

When choosing a freight forwarding service provider, you need to identify a company with the:

  • knowledge, experience and skills to navigate the complex world of import and export regulation;
  • capacity to manage the packing, storage, successful shipment and delivery of the goods;
  • freight management skills with national and global outreach;
  • strategic alliances formed with trusted partners; and
  • an unwavering commitment to excellence and customer service at all times.

When outsourcing makes sense

In these constrained economic times, deciding where to focus your effort is vital, as is minimising any risk to your operations. This makes outsourcing specific jobs to specialists a smart choice because it reduces the risks associated with trying to manage a complex process in house.

A local company with global outreach

The MYCARGO business model is different.  We focus on a simplified process to seamlessly transport and deliver your cargo with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience to you and your clients. We strengthen your supply chain by taking care of all the complicated details so that you don’t have to worry.

Our point of difference is that we offer our customers a single point of contact who will look after you throughout the entire process.   Our specialist broker will analyse your requirements and customise a freight forward service that meets your specific needs, and you can contact us 7 days a week.

With an on-the-ground presence in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, China, South East Asia, Italy and Spain and a combined 60 years of experience in delivering freight services to local and international customers we know the freight forwarding business inside out.

Repeat business and personal recommendations has helped us to grow sustainably and secure our place in the freight management market. So whether it’s a whole container, a few boxes, or specialised freight, you can be confident that MYCARGO will deliver.

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