Stay Up to Date on the Air Freight Forwarding Industry
Simply put, air freight forwarders arrange the shipment of goods worldwide via aircraft. They specialize in the intricacies of international trade. For many businesses, international shipping is challenging because it requires multiple logistics providers and expertise in each country’s shipping and banking regulations. Rather than handling international shipping in house, these businesses turn to air freight forwarders, who take care of the entire process on their behalf (often saving the business time and money in the process).
The air freight forwarding industry is responsible for making sure shipments from one country to another are fully completed. They handle everything from storage and inventory management, to customs clearance, international export, import documentation, and more. Because of their expertise in international shipping, air freight forwarders also help ensure a business is in legal compliance, both at home and abroad, thus reducing the risk of customs delays or confiscation of goods.
The top global air freight forwarders include Kuehne + Nagel (Switzerland), DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding (Germany), DSV A/S (Denmark), DB Schenker (Germany), Expeditors International of Washington (USA), and Nippon Express (Japan).
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