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What is Freight Forwarders role?

There is a lot that goes into arranging your international shipping. While the freight forwarder handles the details of your international shipping, it is important to know what a freight forwarder does not do in order to understand what a freight forwarder actually does. A freight forwarder does not actually move your freight itself. The freight forwarder acts as an intermediary between a shipper and various transportation services such as ocean shipping on cargo ships, trucking, expedited shipping by air freight, and moving goods by rail. A freight forwarding service utilizes established relationships with carriers, from air freighters and trucking companies, to rail freighters and ocean liners, in order to negotiate the best possible price to move shippers’ goods along the most economical route by working out various bids and choosing the one that best balances speed, cost, and reliability. Freight forwarders handle the considerable logistics of shipping goods from one international destination to another, a task that would otherwise be a formidable burden for their client. After knowing role of Freight Forwarder, there is one more question……

 

Why should Exporter use a Freight Forwarder?

A good freight forwarding service can save you untold time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation of products at competitive rates. A freight forwarder is an asset to almost any company dealing in international transportation of goods, and is especially helpful when in-house resources are not versed in international shipping procedures. There are many advantages to using a freight forwarder. Here are a few listed: A Freight Forwarder handles ancillary services that are part of the international shipping business

  • Insurance
  • Customs Documentation etc

A Freight Forwarder provides to consolidators as well as individual shippers:

  • Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier documentation
  • Bills of Lading
  • Warehousing
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Methods of International Payment etc…

 

Helpful Links:

Distance calculator (please advice which is better site)

 

Booking Format

  • Required to be filled by the shipper for all new booking/shipment at the time of booking request
  • Request you to fill all the fields in order to place and release the booking from the carrier
  • If packing list is available at the time of booking, please provide the same along with booking request form


(download booking format)

 

ACD Format

  • Required for all outland shipments to USA and Canada
  • Required to be filled by the shipper on their letter head and submitted to us immediately after stuffing of the container
  • This letter needs to be duly signed and stamped
  • Please note that ACD cut off for most carriers is 2-3 days prior vessel arrival at Port of Loading


(Download ACD format)

 

ISF Format

  • Required for all outbound shipments to USA

Note : ISF has to be filed in the US customs by the consignee/his broker

  • Required to be filled by the shipper and submitted to us along with Shipping Instructions

Note : We shall complete the forwarder’s information and send the filed form to the shipper as per the pre-agreed arrangement on filing

  • Please note that ISF cut off with US customs at destination, is 24 hours prior to vessel sailing. For smooth ISF filing request you to submit the ISF details as soon as possible (at least 48 hours) before vessel departure

Note : IF ISF is not filed/delayed in filing/or found to contain incorrect information, consignee can be fined a minimum of US$5000, as per the U.S. Customs rules

(Download ISF format)

 

Power of Attorney (for ISF Filling)

  • Required for all outbound shipments to USA
  • Required to be filled by the consignee and submitted to us along with Shipping Instructions
  • This letter must be duly signed and stamped
  • This is required for all shipments where AMS/ISF is filed by Partner of SEALAND SHIPPING With the U.S. customs directly
  • Please let us know the consignee Bond Number with the US customs also


(Download Power of Attorney format)

 

AMS Format

  • Required for all outbound shipments to USA
  • Required to be filled by the shipper and submitted to us along with Shipping Instructions
  • Please note that AMS cut off with US customs is 48 hours prior to vessel sailing For smooth AMS filing request you to submit the AMS details as soon as possible (at least 72 hours) before vessel departure.


(Download AMS format)

 

Invoice & Packing List


(Download Invoice format)

 

Form SDF

(Download Form SDF format)

ADDRESS

SEALAND SHIPPING 103, FIRST FLOOR, MANI COMPLEX PLOT NO. 84, SECTOR – 8 GANDHIDHAM (KACHCHH) – 370201 GUAJRAT, INDIA

CONTACT NO.

(+91) – 98255 98153