Freight forwarding – moving freight between international locations – has highly regulated legal and country-specific stipulations that must be managed appropriately to ensure the seamless movement of cargo.
"When you are moving products through country lines, there are very specific requirements with how you document the paperwork and the customs controls that are in place," said Andy Moses, senior vice president of global products for Penske Logistics.
Unlike freight brokers, freight forwarders typically ship freight under their own bills of lading and store freight at their warehouses. They have the authority to move shipments through customs and from country to country.
Here are six things you should look for in a freight forwarder:
The freight forwarding experts at Penske Logistics move large commodities and handle hand-carry requests.
"If you're in England and I'm in San Francisco, and you need an actual wet signature first thing in the morning, we can arrange for someone to get on an airplane and bring it to you," Moses said.
To learn more about Penske Logistics' freight forwarding expertise, call 844-854-8442.
Andy Moses is senior vice president of global products for Penske Logistics. Prior to this role, he was vice president of sales at Penske Truck Leasing. Moses has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, serving in product and sales leadership positions with both Penske Truck Leasing and Rollins Truck Leasing. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Moses earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brooklyn College and a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University in leadership development.
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