It has become crucial for businesses to have an operational team to support the transport of their goods across the world. Tariffs, customs, secure packaging, safe transportation, scheduling, and efficiency; are all factors to ensure a successful exchange. That is where freight forwarders come in! Freight Forwarders act as international shipment organizers — handling all communications between shipping origin and destination — to ensure all imports and exports are transported safely and efficiently.
Essentially, Freight Forwarders take care of every importing detail so that your business can continue to run smoothly. Acting as managers of your shipments, you can rely on freight forwarders (such as us at King City) to complete various tasks while communicating with you along the way.
These tasks include:
Scheduling the best transportation option for your shipments. This involves negotiating rates with carriers and ensuring you get the best and most accurate quote and timely delivery.
Arranging appropriate packaging. The safe handling of your goods is vital to us at King City. We can guarantee that packaging is one of the most critical steps of our freight forwarding process by ensuring your shipment gets to you safely and securely.
Preparing and submitting shipping documents. Before scheduling a shipment, the appropriate documents are needed to ensure it will be accepted at the shipment destination.
Organizing time-sensitive shipments. Special carriers are used for urgent imports or larger transports. This requires additional documentation and attention to detail. On-board couriers may also be hired to ensure the secure delivery of urgent packages.
Preparing insurance and cargo inspections. We make sure that you are covered for any damage that may occur along the way.
Providing updates on shipments to clients. With every shipment, communication is vital. We make sure to provide accurate and real-time updates to our clients on the status of their shipments. It is imperative that the client feels at ease while their shipments are handled by a third party.
Final destination loading. This includes customs clearance, warehousing, and providing local transportation to the shipment destination.
King City is Here to Help
Hiring a Freight Forwarder may feel overwhelming at first. However, it is just the opposite! It is invaluable to have an operational team with extensive knowledge on your side to ensure the importing aspect of your business runs smoothly. Freight Forwarders like King City also ensure that all of your shipments are made in a legal, timely manner.
King City offers a variety of services in international trade and shipping every step of the way. You can trust us to take care of all of your business needs. Visit our website at kingcitynorthway.com to request a quote and learn more.